Queen of the Road 2021: Scania promotes female leadership

Held for the first time in virtual format, the Queen of the Road brought together leading women in the transportation sector from all over Latin America.

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The reflections of the pandemic in society, the transformation of business models, the social issue gaining space in the business world and the exercise of empathy: this was the tone of the meetings that Scania held on March 16, 17 and 18, bringing together women leaders from all over Latin America in the 6th edition of Queen of the Road.

“Scania is a world leader in sustainable transport solutions and we know that a sustainable transport system cannot be achieved without the inclusion of women”, express Andres Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina. “We are convinced that diversity and pluralism enrich work spaces, empower businesses and generate more efficient companies. That is why the involvement and social responsibility of the entire business sector is necessary ”, added the executive.

Queen of the roadCreated in 2016 in order to recognize and give visibility to the contribution of women in the Transport and Logistics ecosystem, the program promotes the exchange of experiences and raises fundamental questions about women's empowerment on the table.

"Establishing gender equality is not only better for business: it is an ethical imperative, and for a company like Scania, built on solid values, pushing the path of plurality is not an option, it is a consequence of our principles"Said Christopher Podgorski, CEO of Scania Latin America.

Gender inequality is an increasingly common problem in companies around the world. In its sixth edition, Queen of the Road brought together personalities from the Latin American transport and logistics sector to echo their voices, share trajectories, create identification, and inspire to transform.

The event featured great female leaders, such as Denise hills, Global Director of Sustainability at Natura; Martha Herrera, president of the United Nations Global Compact in Mexico; Denisse Goldfarb, CPO of Walmart in Chile; Sylvia Brazil Coutinho, president of Banco UBS in Brazil; Carolina pecorari, Director of Sustainability in Latin America at Ambev; in addition to Scania's global leaders such as Executive Vice President Human Resources, Helle bay, the senior vice president of Communication, Brand and Marketing, Camilla Dewoon; plus Heba Eltarifi, Managing Director of Scania in Southeast Asia.

In addition, for the first time since its inception, Queen of the Road invited male executives who consider Diversity & Inclusion to be a very important topic on the agenda of their organizations to the debate. The last day of the event had the participation of Candid bracher, former CEO and Director of Banco Itaú, and Thiago Coelho, Vice President of Coca-Cola in Peru, Ecuador and Central America, with the aim of broadening perspectives and delineating new horizons based on an open dialogue.

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