Colombia
Coordinator of WBEs in the Andes Region and Central America for WEConnect International

María Angélica Porto

María Angélica Porto provides support to WEConnect International in enhancing brand visibility and outreach to women entrepreneurs in Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru. Her role also involves the engagement of corporate, public sector and other stakeholders that support women business owners throughout Latin America.

María Angélica, a Colombian native, has more than seven years of experience working for NGOs and international organizations as a fundraising officer and a public-private partnerships consultant, implementing marketing strategies, managing corporate events, articulating partnerships, building strategic alliances and various schemes of collaboration with the private sector in Colombia. Her work focused on optimizing business practices and policies that are consistent with sustainable development objectives and strengthening the organization’s value.

She has worked both for local and international NGOs and organizations in different countries such as the United States, Spain and with the United Nations in Portugal. Coordinating capacity-building activities, she has successfully raised funds for projects in the humanitarian and development fields, working together with territorial entities, indigenous groups and other central government institutions.

María Angélica holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and a master’s degree in international organizations and cooperation from the Universitat de Barcelona in Spain.