About
Business network for female entrepreneurs in BRICS countries

The initiative of establishing the BRICS Women's Business Alliance (WBA) was proposed at the First International Women's Congress of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS member states on July 4, 2017. In the framework of the Russian BRICS Chairmanship, the Inaugural Meeting of the BRICS WBA took place on July 20, 2020.
National Chapters of the Alliance
Representatives per each BRICS country, who have founded their own businesses or are CEOs of large entterprises, have overcome the main barriers and currently aim at entering international markets.
Brazilian Chapter
  • Ana Costa
    Head of Working Group on Inclusive Economy
    Vice President of Legal Affairs
    Natura & Co
  • Grazielle Parenti
    Chairperson of BRICS WBA Brazilian Chapter
    Head of Working Group on Food Security and Environmental Safety

    Global Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Reputation and Sustainability
    BRF
  • Andrea Almeida
    Head of Working Group on Innovative Development
    Vice President of Finance and Strategy
    Santander Brazil
  • Tania Reis
    Head of Working Group on Healthcare
    CEO
    Grupo Serpa
  • Viviane Saraiva
    Head of Working Group on Creative Industries and Tourism
    Chief Financial Officer
    Queiroz Galvão
Russian Chapter
  • Yuliana Slashcheva
    Head of Working Group on Creative Industries and Tourism
    Chairperson of the Board of Directors
    SMF Studio (Soyuzmultfilm)
  • Anna Nesterova
    Chairperson of BRICS WBA Russian Chapter
    Head of Working Group on Innovative Development

    Founder of Watchmaking Manufactury
    Palekh Watch
  • Elena Chashchina
    Head of Working Group on Creative Industries and Tourism
    Co-owner and Managing Partner
    EPOTOS Group of Companies
  • Lyudmila Shcherbakova
    Head of Working Group on Healthcare
    President
    Bright Way Group
  • Galina Volkova
    Head of Working Group on Inclusive Economy
    CEO
    Orthomoda
Indian Chapter
  • Falguni Nayar
    Head of Working Group on Innovative Development
    Founder & CEO
    Nykaa
  • Sangita Reddy
    Chairperson of BRICS WBA Indian Chapter
    Head of Working Group on Healthcare

    Joint Managing Director

    Apollo Hospitals
  • Mallika Srinivasan
    Head of Working Group on Food Security and Environmental Safety
    Chairperson and Managing Director
    TAFE
  • Pallavi Shroff
    Managing Partner
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Chetna Sinha
    Head of Working Group on Inclusive Economy
    Founder and Chairperson
    Mann Deshi Bank
Chinese Chapter
  • Dong Mingzhu
    Head of Working Group on Creative Industries and Tourism
    Chairperson of the Board and President

    Gree Electric Appliance
  • Zhao Haiying
    Chairperson of BRICS WBA Chinese Chapter
    Head of Working Group on Food Security and Environmental Safety

    Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

    China Investment Corporation (CIC)
  • Diane Wang
    Head of Working Group on Inclusive Economy
    Founder and Chairperson&CEO
    Dhgate.com
  • Catherine Chen
    Head of Working Group on Innovative Development
    Corporate Senior Vice President, Director of Board
    Huawei
  • Wen Jia
    Head of Working Group on Healthcare
    Partner, President of Public Affairs
    Alibaba Group
South African Chapter
  • Lebogang Zulu
    Chairperson of BRICS WBA South African Chapter
    CEO

    AV Group of Companies
  • Ipeleng Mkhari
    Head of Working Group on Creative Industries and Tourism
    Founder and CEO

    Motseng Investment Holdings
  • Sally Mudly-Padayachie
    Head of Working Group on Healthcare
    Board Member
    South African Weather Services
  • Phindile Spies
    Head of Working Group on Innovative Development
    Director
    Shared Interest Investments
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