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Women Inside Trade & Development

Gender Equality

Women Inside Trade & Development is an international, private, independent, non-political and non-profit organization that aims to contribute to the empowerment of women through its global network of professionals, specialized training and leadership development.

Inspired by international initiatives such as the International Trade Center’s SheTrades, WIT was founded in 2017 to draw attention to the gender gap that still exists in Brazil and in the world when it comes to international trade.

Currently, the network is made up of approximately 260 members from different levels in the international and national public, private and academic sectors.

OUR TEAM

Meet our team

Co-founders

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Renata Amaral

Idealizer and co-founder of the organization, Renata is also the president. With a PhD in international trade law from the University of Maastricht and a doctorate from UFSC, Renata has 15 years of experience in the field. She is currently based in Washington, D.C., where she advises and teaches at the Washington College of Law at American University.

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Verônica Prates

Co-founder of the organization, Verônica is based in Brasilia and works as a Manager in BMJ Consultores Associados since 2012. She holds a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MBA in Foreign Trade Management and International Business by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). She was previously a research assistant at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.

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Andrezza Fontoura

Co-founder of the organization, Andrezza is based in Brasília and has been working with international issues since 2010, with professional experience in the private public and third sectors. She is a postgraduate lawyer in International Relations from the University of Brasília. In recent years, she worked at the BMJ Consultores Associados office, in the Political, Institutional, Legal and Social Affairs Division of Mercosur at the Ministry of External Relations and at the NGO Viva Rio as a research assistant on public security, international politics and peace operations in Haiti .

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Ana Ligia Lenat

Co-founder of the organization, Ana Ligia is a technical advisor to the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), currently based in Brasília. Ana holds a degree in Zootechnics from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho and an MBA in Marketing Strategy and Human Resources Development from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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Ana Paula Abritta

Co-founder of the organization, Ana Paula is coordinator of the Government Relations team at BMJ Consultores Associados, responsible for the teams that practice on agrobusiness, consumption goods, health and sustainability. Based in Brasília, Ana holds a degree in International Relations from the Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB) and a postgraduate degree in Foreign Trade and International Business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and is a certified trainer from Dale Carnegie & Associates.

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Mariana Lyrio

Co-founder of the organization, Mariana is a consultant in government relations and sustainability at BMJ Consultores Associados. Based in Brasília, Mariana holds a degree in Journalism from UniCEUB and an MBA in International Relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

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Monica Rodriguez

Co-founder of the organization, Monica is a senior consultant on the international trade team at BMJ Consultores Associados, based in Brasília. With over 10 years of experience in the area, both in the public and private sectors, she holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa and Faculdade CESUSC and a BA degree in Business Administration with an MBA in Global Administration from Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina (UDESC).

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Elisa Diniz

Co-founder of the organization, Elisa is based in Brasília and is a senior communications executive at the World Bank in Brazil. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate affairs in national and multinational companies and also in the federal government. Elisa holds an MBA in Government Relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and post-graduate degrees in marketing and business administration and communication.

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Camilla Azeredo

Co-founder of the organization and based in São Paulo, Camila is a leader in communication and innovation culture at SulAmerica. She holds a degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Brasília and an MBA in Digital Business from FIAP.

Management Brazil

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Bruna Ribeiro

Manager of the organization in Brazil, Bruna holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Brasília and is a post-graduate student in Access in Health and Pharmacoeconomics at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Based in São Paulo, Bruna works as a global corporate affairs analyst at BRF.

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Rebeca Lucena

Manager of the organization in Brazil, Rebeca is a consultant at BMJ Consultores Associados and is based in São Paulo. Rebeca is a specialist in political analysis and public policies at the University of Brasilia and holds an MBA degree in Foreign Trade and International Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Global Management

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Alinne Oliveira

Global leader and based in Seattle, USA, Alinne specializes in commercial policy at Bryant Christie Inc. Alinne was superintendent of international relations at CNA, graduated from the University of Central Florida and has a master's degree from Georgetown University.

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Beatriz Stevens

Global leader and based in Geneva, Switzerland, Beatriz is a trade adviser in the office for small Commonwealth countries. She holds a master's degree in international economic law from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as in corporate law from the University of San Diego.

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Paula Tavares

Global leader and based in Washington DC, USA, Paula is a senior gender specialist lawyer at the World Bank. With over 10 years of experience in this area, Paula holds a master's degree in International Law from Georgetown University and a specialization in International Relations from the University of Brasília.

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Gracielle Palma

Leader of global communication and based in São Paulo, Carol is a lawyer at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. She holds a law degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and is a master’s student in International Trade Law at the University of São Paulo (USP).

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Carol Sayeg

Leader of global communication and based in São Paulo, Carol is a lawyer at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. She holds a law degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and is a master’s student in International Trade Law at the University of São Paulo (USP).

Leading of the working groups (WG) in Brazil

WG – International Trade

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Tatiana Prazeres

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Constanza Negri Biasutti

WG – Volunteering

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Christiane Aquino Bonomo

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Renata Marques

WG – Gender

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Ana Paula L. A. Repezza

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Lígia Dutra

WG – Partnerships

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Carla Junqueira

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Juliana Domingues

WG – Events

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Beatriz Stevens

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Fernanda Kotzias