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Career Navigation: Direction for Moving Forward

Margarita is a seasoned instructor who inspires women to take charge of their careers, chart a course for their development, and live out their values. Focusing on the four cores of love, mind, spirit, and body, Margarita challenges women to seek and maintain balance. If you are stuck, wondering about your next step, or want a navigational chart for longterm planning, Margarita’s experience and vision will help you chart a course for holistic success.

Margarita Pineda-Ucero

Margarita is a senior executive with experience in global corporate financial services and private company board environments.

Her deep knowledge of strategy, finance, enterprise risk management, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, global commercial lending practices and transaction structuring, allows her to add value across industries.

She is advisor and consultant in business strategy, transformations, reorganization and operational restructurings.

Former Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital Latin America, currently serves as Independent Director at the IFC’s (a World Bank Group Co.) strategic partner’s Board in Colombia (Covinoc, S.A.) and at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business Advisory Council. Also advises non-profits dedicated to helping women in life-crisis situations and in professional development.

Active in advancing women in the workplace, as an advocate for respect and inclusion, she founded Women Dignity Alliance; an approach to build operational excellence, while driving inclusiveness across all levels of the organization. Margarita has an international track record in leading business and corporate culture transformation, while helping women develop and grow in their corporate or entrepreneurial careers.

Education: Yale School of Management Women on Boards Program | MBA ITAM-Mexico | Industrial Engineer ITESM-Mexico.