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“We have 22 out of 193 countries that have women serving as heads of state and/ or government. We also have nearly 120 countries that have never had a woman leader so there is still a long way to go.” 


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Ms. María Elena Agüero is the current Secretary General of Club de Madrid, a role she has held since 2016.

Early in her career Ms. Agüero worked in the Rockefeller Commission on Critical Choices for Americans as research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. She was also a trade policy officer at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Since then, Ms. Agüero has gathered over 35 years of international experience in economic development, social cohesion, governance, institutional strengthening and democracy promotion project management, particularly in Latin America. As project officer, sector specialist and senior adviser in the Interamerican Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program.