Silvina Leibenberg appeared on the channel’s “America Latina: Fuerza En Movimiento” series, which spotlights successful business leaders and entrepreneurs across Latin America. Silvina and her husband and partner Michel Cohen have grown Lolita, their Uruguay-based women’s apparel company, from a small family store to a multi-national retailer operating across 17 countries. In the interview, Silvina offers insight on the company’s success thus far and why Latin America is proving to be a vital market and economy.
Selected in 2002, Silvina and Michel have been active entrepreneurs in the Endeavor network, utilizing Endeavor programs like G-Lab and eMBA to support expansion, management, and product organization efforts.
Watch Silvina’s Spanish interview:
María Noel Ache was featured as the founder of AIVA, a company that provides technology and outsourcing business services to investment and insurance companies in the Latin American, Caribbean and Pacific Rim regions.
In the interview, María acknowledges Endeavor’s role in supporting the growth and success of AIVA and the need to foster a larger entrepreneurial network within the region. As the first female entrepreneur selected by Endeavor Uruguay, she also explains that being a woman has not been an obstacle; rather, it has allowed her a unique perspective on the business world that she hopes to share with other female entrepreneurs. Since their selection in 2007, María and her son Frederico Cella have been active supporters of Endeavor’s network and events, including participation in the Ernst & Young Fellows program.
Watch Maria’s Spanish interview: