SYDNEY, March 8, 2023 – VTEX (NYSE: VTEX), the global enterprise digital commerce platform for premier brands and retailers, announces the second edition of its Top 20 Women in Commerce. It acknowledges and celebrates women who are making a significant impact in the disruptive digital commerce industry. The initiative aims to put these remarkable women and their achievements in the spotlight, value their protagonism, and through that, inspire and empower more women to follow their lead.
“Our Top 20 Women in Commerce list is a testament to their incredible work and accomplishments. We hope that by highlighting their achievements, we can encourage and inspire more women to pursue a successful career in digital commerce, also helping to make our industry more inclusive and diverse,” said Santiago Naranjo, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at VTEX. “We believe that diversity is essential for driving innovation and creating solutions that truly meet the needs of our customers globally,” Naranjo added.
The representation of women in tech remains a significant issue, according to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than a third (28%) of the world’s workforce in technology-related fields. The Top 20 Women in Commerce list aims to bring attention to this issue and showcase the incredible work being done by women in this field since, according to a poll conducted by Accenture in 2020, only 21% of women believe they can thrive in the area. This initiative is a way to demonstrate that success in this industry is possible and encourage more women to pursue careers in digital commerce.
The list was compiled by gathering nominees from all over the globe and assembling a diverse jury to curate the final selection. The jury consisted of women from VTEX with varying backgrounds, including tech executives, business leaders and corporate professionals. They are: Fernanda Wieden, chief Technology officer (CTO); Daniela Jurado, US Sales & Marketing executive SVP; Paula Fonseca, director of People; Carol Silvestre, head of Communications; and Natalia Zuca, Core Lead Generation director and member of the VTEX Diversity Committee.
The Top 20 Women in Commerce list goes from entrepreneurs and business leaders to Marketing and technology experts and other professionals who are making a difference in the digital commerce industry worldwide. This initiative is just one of the many ways VTEX works to create a more inclusive and diverse environment. To know more about it, visit bit.ly/diversityatVTEX.
Below you find the complete VTEX’s 2023 Global Top 20 Women in Commerce:
Julia Rueff, Marketplace senior director @ Mercado Livre
Júlia Ferreira, head of Digital @ Grupo Soma
Ana Fontes, founder and president @ RME – Rede Mulher Empreendedora
Rachel Maia, founder and CEO @ RMConsulting
Carole Diarra, global vice-president of Marketing @ UGG
Priya Janardhanan, Technology leader @ Worldwide Golf Shop
Adriena Wright, Marketing manager @ Target
Kaela Kucera, Ecommerce manager @ Pierce Manufacturing
Ana Laura Fleba, Digital Marketing & Commerce Hub director @ Unilever
Elisa Rabate, Digital & Ecommerce director @ Grup Ametller Origen
Elodie Perthuisot, chief Ecommerce, Digital Transformation and Data Officer @ Carrefour
Josie Klafkowska, Global Marketing director @ Wunderman Thompson Commerce & Technology
Claudia Tudor, deputy CEO @ F64 Studio
Pilar Rojas, CIO @ Chedraui
Gloria Canales, Digital Strategy director @ Coppel
Oksana Tsvigun, Ecommerce director LATAM @ Pandora
Agostina Galli, Digital manager @ Swatch and Style Store
Paula Runciman, chief Digital leader @ Farmacias Peruanas
Patricia Wissar, vice-president of Technology @ Intercorp Retail
Maria Fernanda Quiñones, CEO @ Colombian Chamber of Electronic Commerce (CCCE)