Rethinking Roles: the President of One of Colombia’s Largest Financial Institutions Discusses Gender Inclusion

Jan 23, 2017 4:45 PM ET
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Achieving true equality is a challenge, particularly for countries that value traditional gender roles in both the workplace and household. We spoke with Santiago Perdomo, President of Banco Colpatria, to discover how one of Colombia’s largest financial institutions is advocating for change and leading by example.

By Shelley White

Santiago Perdomo is looking forward to the day when executive positions at his company are split evenly between women and men—fifty-fifty.

As President of Banco Colpatria, one of Colombia’s largest financial institutions and an international operation of Scotiabank, Mr. Perdomo is determined to lead by example when it comes to gender inclusion in his country.

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