Consuelo Valverde on Being the Change you Want to See
From our Women's PE Briefs - week commencing July 26, 2021
Consuelo Valverde, founder of SV Latam Capital, shares her story of returning to Mexico after obtaining her electrical engineering degree at the University of Miami to find that firms’ help wanted ads stated they were only interested in hiring males who were 25 years old or older. Realizing she’d never fit this mold, Consuelo quickly concluded that she couldn’t just criticize, she needed to get involved to change things. From stints in the local and state Mexican government to a start-up and then on to her own venture firm, Consuelo shares how SV Latam was born, why focusing on Latin America makes sense and what lies ahead for her.