Bank of America and Vital Voices recently announced their latest installment of the Global Ambassadors Program, a new mentoring forum for women invested in economic empowerment.
The GAP, a joint venture of both entities, invests in the potential of emerging women leaders around the world by matching them with mentors who are established leaders.
The mentoring forum kicked-off on Wednesday and continues until Saturday. It is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a country where women continue to face personal and professional challenges that have micro- and macro-economic implications.
Women in Brazil make up of nearly half of the labor force and have principal ownership in more than half of its firms and start-up businesses.
“As a dynamic emerging market, Brazil is a prime location for the Global Ambassadors Program to bring together a remarkable group of women who are poised to drive economic growth across the country and the entire continent,” Candace Browning, the head of global research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said. “The mentees represent a range of burgeoning industries and organizations anticipated to grow in importance over the next decade, positioning these emerging leaders well to impact substantial change.”
The latest forum is the fifth for GAP. It follows a recent forum located in Singapore.