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How are women being impacted by COVID-19, and how are they leading to address the challenges faced by others? To learn, The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is conducting a series of interviews with women entrepreneurs and ambassadors for women’s empowerment around the world.

These interviews are unveiling unique insights into the far-reaching impacts of Covid-19, and the diverse ways these inspiring women are responding to the crisis with leadership and innovation.

Gina Diez Barroso, President and CEO, Grupo Diarq
Gina Diez Barroso is a successful entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of Grupo Diarq, one of the most important international design, architecture and real estate companies in Mexico. Gina is also the founder and president of CENTRO; the first university in Mexico focused on creative studies with a strong emphasis in business and entrepreneurship, and the president and co-founder of Dalia Empower; a global initiative created to empower women under a unique educational methodology. In 1992, she founded Fundación Diarq, a non-profit organisation that works toward eradicating domestic violence and preventing bullying in schools. Her second non-profit is ProEducacion CENTRO foundation, which grants merit-based scholarships for creative studies degrees. Gina Diez Barroso is an active board member of several companies, a member of various high-profile women’s networks, and is the representative of Mexico at the W20

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