Valeria Chapa Garza, Honeywell’s Latin America General Counsel, was recently chosen as a Top 100 Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. She was selected based on her passion, potential, impressive accomplishments, and for serving as a role model to females in the legal profession. Valeria launched an innovative program for women lawyers in Mexico this year that pairs senior lawyers with junior lawyers and also co-founded Abogadas MX, which aims to increase the representation of women in law through professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. Valeria is a member of Honeywell’s Law and Government Relations Diversity Council, which focuses on developing, retaining, and attracting diverse talent in legal and government relations.
Valeria hopes to engage more women by expanding and strengthening these networking and professional development programs. She continually seeks ways to, in her own words, “further the cause of equality not just for women, but for minorities as well.”
Valeria provides commercial, corporate governance, and compliance advice, and is engaged in Honeywell’s High Growth Regions strategy, participating in regional leadership teams. She is also a member of the Women in the Profession Leadership Committee – which is led by the Vance Center, an international arm of the New York City bar – and has been recognized by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association as one of the most inspiring female corporate counsels working in the region.
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