Striving for diversity

Striving for diversity

In Depth

It’s rare to find a woman in the upper echelons of management, especially in Latin America’s male-dominated banking industry. But Maria Silvia Bastos Marques is a noticeable exception. As head of the committee that runs Goldman Sachs’ Brazilian subsidiary, she has a lengthy resume that included stints as the CEO of Brazil’s state development bank, BNDES, and president of the largest integrated steel company in Latin America, Companhia Siderúgica Nacional (CSN). Bastos is an outspoken advocate for diversity in the workplace. Along with the female CEOs of the Brazilian units of UBS, Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, she has just launched Develop and Achieve Women, a program to help female executi

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