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WomenWork focuses on connecting women in various professions & trades, with a special guest speaker to discuss their particular journey. We encourage social responsibility, sharing knowledge & experience for a better future, and the importance of any employment, whether paid or volunteer. The small entrance fee goes directly to our charity drive, helping the girls of today grow to be the women of tomorrow.

Since the launch of our event in May 2018, attendees have helped raise R$1.260 to sponsor two girls at the American Society of São Paulo’s Angel Party. If you’d like to find out more about this charitable event or any of the other charitable organizations the American Society of São Paulo supports, visit amsoc.com.br/how-to-help.

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Speakers from past events…


May 2019

Nathalie Beaudoin has worked for Global Affairs Canada since 2007. She is currently Head of Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo, where she leads the team responsible for political and public affairs, communications and culture. Prior to her assignment in Brazil, she was Chief of Staff for the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa (2014-2016). She was previously posted in Haiti (2012-2014), where she worked as a political officer. She has also held positions in the Afghanistan Task Force (2009-2011) and in the Communications Branch (2007-2009) at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. Ms Beaudoin also organized and coordinated international leaders summits such as the Summit of the Americas (2015, Panama) and the Francophonie Summit (2008, Quebec).


April 2019

Cassia Weibel is a Brazilian from Curitiba, Paraná. As a Professional Volleyball Athlete, she played for several important clubs in Brazil: Pinheiros / Paulistano / Military Circle of Parana, Brazilian Base Selection (World Youth Championship), and Brazilian Youth Team: South American Championships.

As a member of Rexona club, she won the Brazilian championship and vice-Brazilian championship, with ‘Bernardinho’ - one of the most successful coaches in the history of volleyball – as her coach. Cassia was also part of the Swiss team, playing in the European/Swiss championship for 3 years. Through volleyball, she learned English and French, and graduated with a Bachelor's in International Business. With her degree, she took a job as Import Manager for Walmart in Shenzhen, China for 3 years.

Nowadays she runs Wibe Comercial Imp. Exp. Ltda. as International Business Specialist, where she provides consulting for entrepreneurs who would like to start their own international activities, either import or export. Cassia volunteered as the volleyball coach for the American Society of São Paulo’s Youth Sports Program for 2 years.


March 2019

A Brazilian, an art lover, married, the mother of two children and an entrepreneur since a very young age, Claudia Kiatake loves exploring hidden corners of the city and sharing tips and curiosities about this interesting country. She is the “insider!”. As a partner-director of an event agency, she brought major international events to Brazil and adapted them for the Brazilian public, which exposed her to different cultures. As a co-founder of IntheKnow, Claudia is involved in the design and development of the activities, as well as the relationship with local and international sponsors, always thinking about new ways of looking at Brazil. She studied Marketing at ESPM and Panamericana Escola de Arte e Design and Visual Arts at FAAP.


February 2019

The Woman of Merit speaker for February is Astrid Rizzi, founder of Great Start.

Astrid Rizzi founded Great Start in 1974 as a pioneer business in the introduction of offices and temporary executive services in Brazil. At the time, Astrid had 18 years of experience as an Executive Secretary for various renowned foreign companies that arrived in Brazil to start their activities from scratch. In 1981, Great Start became a consulting firm specializing in advising companies on the selection of high-level professionals for their boards and chair. Recognized talent at home and abroad, Astrid has assisted dozens of multinationals to start activities in Brazil. With more than 50 years of experience, she is the only professional in the country with credentials to receive the title of Dean of the Brazilian Secretariat (Decana do Secretariado Brasileiro).


November 2018

The Women of Merit speaker for September were Fernanda and Taciana, from Girls on the Road (www.thegirlsontheroad.com).

A few years ago, Fernanda and Taciana asked themselves how they could help make a difference in the gender equality movement. Instead of continuing only as observers, they decided to actively participate in empowering women. They wanted to find a way to use their experience, knowledge, and network to build something that could positively impact other women, as well as men. From July 2016 to October 2017, Fernanda and Taciana traveled the world, collecting stories and inspiration from women entrepreneurs that struggled, persevered, and succeeded in spite of all obstacles. As they actively reached out to women in various careers from all corners of the globe, they found one commonality: a lack of role models to inspire women to take that first step. 'The Girls on the Road' was created to tell these working women’s stories and share their experiences; to learn from women of all ages, and gain inspiration through their examples, stories, dreams, and accomplishments; to remind us everyday that the most important piece of our wardrobe is our confidence.


September 2018

The Women of Merit speaker for September was Lucy Nunes, Superintendent of Chapel School.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, and raised in Southern California, Lucy holds both US and Brazilian citizenship, speaks three languages, and has a diverse cultural background. As Superintendent of Chapel School, Lucy is enjoying her 29th year of a dynamic career in education. She is an impassioned child advocate and is dedicated to promoting excellence in education that fosters a culture of kindness, social activism, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. As an active member of various regional and international organizations for the betterment of education, Lucy also serves on the board of the American Society of São Paulo and volunteers at the Clube dos Vira Latas dog shelter.


July 2018

The Women of Merit speaker for July was Binka Le Breton, NGO President of Iracambi (en.iracambi.com).

Binka co-directs the Iracambi Research Center, writes, and lectures internationally on environmental and human rights. She is also a visiting educator on Peace Boat. Binka speaks five languages and is tackling her sixth: Japanese. She also researches and writes, and has six books published in five languages. Currently she is working as a producer on a feature film based on one of her books.


May 2018

Women of Merit speakers for May was Jaime Chamberlain, from Só.Snacks (www.sosnacks.com.br).

A few years ago, Jaime and Jessy became new mothers in their new home city of São Paulo. As their children grew, they looked around at the snack options available to give to their little ones, and found the market lacking in the quality of healthy options. Since they could not find anything to suit their needs, they decided to start their own healthy snack food company, Só.Snacks. Their mission at Só.Snacks is to assist parents and their children in forming healthy eating habits though natural, nutritious, and practical foods that can be taken anywhere. Founded in 2016, their product can now be found in more than 50 locations across the city of São Paulo, including Eataly and Mundo Verde.