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Outstanding women in Chile, International Women’s Day 2024

Outstanding women in Chile, International Women’s Day 2024

March 11 ,2024

Rosario Navarro

Rosario Navarro Betteley is a Chilean businesswoman. In May 2023 she was elected president of Sofofa, becoming the first woman to assume that position. Daughter of businessman Andrés Navarro, founder of the technology company Sonda, and nurse Sonia Betteley, she was educated at the Villa María Academy School, where she graduated in 1993.

He studied a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities for two years at the Pontifical Catholic University, before studying a Bachelor’s degree in History. Finally, she graduated with a degree in Aesthetics from the same university. His professional career began at the A+D art gallery, then he worked as part of the social life team at Cosas Magazine, before entering the communications and marketing area at the Andrés Bello University, where he worked for a decade.

In 2013, her father Andrés Navarro resigned from Sonda and Rosario joined the board of directors of the technology company, becoming the youngest director of IPSA.

In 2017, the president of Sofofa, Bernardo Larraín Matte, invited Rosario to apply as a union advisor. In her role as advisor, she was in charge of the implementation of the executive committee and the so-called Business Evolution Committee.

In January 2023, together with councilors Oscar Hasbún and Gonzalo Said, he presented his candidacy for the presidency of the union for the period 2023-2025. In the elections held on May 31 of the same year, Navarro obtained 87% of the validly cast votes, becoming the first woman to lead the Manufacturing Development Society since its founding in 1883.

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