Within the framework of the She Is Global Forum 2022: Women Of The Future, Amelia Vicini was selected as the first Dominican to receive the She Is Foundation “Business Woman of the Year” award, a recognition of female empowerment and leadership in Latin America.
Vicini was chosen during the event, which lasted three days in Cartagena, Colombia, where success stories were shared in order to stimulate new initiatives that make it possible to make positive changes in the lives of women and their communities.
According to a press release, the selection of the Dominican businesswoman was confirmed after a rigorous process carried out by an international jury made up of senior representatives of the Board of Directors of the She Is Foundation and UN Women.
This award is held every year in Cartagena, Colombia, being one of the largest events on gender equity and women’s empowerment in the region.
About Amelia Vicini
A veteran of the New York publishing industry with a track record of over 10 years. She is currently a partner at INICIA, a private asset management firm based in the Dominican Republic. She is a member of INICIA’s Board of Directors and Investment Committees, and also chairs the Talent Committee. Amelia is president of the Board of Directors of INICIA Education, an impact investment fund designed to invest in the factors that most influence the improvement of the Dominican educational system.
In addition, she is part of various professional associations in the private sector and civil society, including the National Council for Private Enterprise (Conep), she is also a member of the Barna Management School Board of Regents. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (Amchamdr), past member of the board of directors of Educa (Business Action for Education) and of the Board of Directors of Save the Children US.
Amelia Vinici holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
About the She Is Foundation
It is a non-profit foundation, whose operations began in Colombia in January 2016. With more than 10,800 beneficiaries and 286 projects, it is one of the foundations with the greatest impact in Colombia.
It is dedicated to promoting, integrating and implementing gender equality, entrepreneurship and social innovation projects, led by women, with a special focus on vulnerable areas and armed conflict or any other type.