- Geographic Location: South America
Lidia Heller has a PhD in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics, University of Buenos Aires. She has conducted specialized courses in areas of Women's Management and Planning and Development and gives frequent lectures and workshops on topics related to leadership, diversity, power and decision-making, and career planning and development in various academic centers in Argentina and abroad, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Sweden. She coordinates the first online learning program in organizational management with a focus on gender. She is an author of several books, including Voices of Women and New Voices of Leadership: Dilemmas and Strategies for Working Women. She is also a founding member and coordinator of the Latin American Network of Women in Management which seeks to promote equality in gender relations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Though Latin American women have made continued strides toward progress, they've done so while still constrained by continued social inequality. The current economic crisis, says expert Lidia Heller, is an additional hurdle to overcome, along with existing structural crises. Heller, author, professor, and founding member of the Latin American Network of Women in Management, talked with IMOW to explain why the influx of women in the Latin American job market hasn't gone as well as it could have, and how women are banding together to weather the storm.
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