On September 28th, in its headquarters in Madrid, BBVA Microfinance Foundation celebrated the event ‘Unstoppable women: challenges and achievements to reinvent in times of crisis’, to acknowledge the work of Latin American women entrepreneurs, most of whom have reinvented their activities to respond to the economic impact of the health crisis, and to highlight the role that technology has in achieving this.
The event, chaired by H.M. the Queen, also welcomed the participation of BBVA Group executive chairman, Carlos Torres Vila, as well as experts from development organizations such as SEGIB, (Iberoamerican General Secretary), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Women and representatives from technological companies such as Google. Furthermore, the country’s Vice President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, was also in attendance.
Transmitted through live streaming, Queen Letizia reiterated her commitment to women, “drivers of change in their lives, and therefore, in their families and communities”, she also emphasized that “We have to move forward, unstoppable like them, each one of us working from where we stand, so as not to lose direction.”
BBVA’s president also referred to this resilience, recognizing the important role that BBVAMF portrays in the middle of this crisis: “The work of BBVA Microfinance Foundation currently makes more sense, more than ever, supporting the most vulnerable segments of the Latin American population.”
Watch the event highlights here: