One of Mexico's Most Influential Women
March 23, 2017
For the second year in a row, Valeria Chapa Garza, Vice President and General Counsel for Honeywell Latin America, has been selected by Expansión Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Business Women in Mexico.” The ranking features women who make significant business contributions, have prominent roles in their companies, and have achieved long-lasting positive impacts. Valeria was selected from hundreds of potential candidates.
Valeria joined Honeywell in 2010 as General Counsel Latin America and in 2015 she became Vice President and General Counsel, leading the Latin American Law and Contracts team.
Diversity and leadership are very important to Valeria. In 2014 she launched an NGO* called “Abogadas MX,” which guides Mexican female attorneys to reach their full potential. Abogadas MX provides tools for personal development and access to leadership positions such as mentoring programs, training seminars, and networking opportunities. “We strive to create a more productive and competitive Mexico by promoting the rise of more women in leadership roles,” Valeria said.
Valeria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidad de Monterrey and a Master’s in Law from Columbia University.
At Honeywell diversity is the foundation of a performance culture that promotes respect, understanding, and appreciation of different perspectives, backgrounds, and experience. A global Women’s Council focuses on increasing visibility of women throughout our organization. We are proud of our track record and of the women on our senior leadership team. Honeywell also has a solid plan for hiring, retaining, and promoting women throughout the Company. Valeria is a member of the Law and Government Relations Diversity & Inclusion Council that brings together colleagues from across those departments to lead discussions about the value of diversity and inclusion, and to drive specific initiatives to promote these goals.
*A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations. They are usually funded by donations but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers.