Jimena SerranoConsultant in Gender Equity and Women's Empowerment, IDB Invest
Jimena is senior advisor in Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at IDB Invest, the private sector branch of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. In her current role, she creates opportunities for women and minorities to maximize the impact of IDB Invest's investments in Latin America and the Caribbean that enhance clients’ organizational structure and business operations. She co-led, along with the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the creation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gap Analysis Tool, which is used globally to assess inclusiveness of corporate policies and practices. She also works closely with the blended finance team to use finance to incentivize inclusion in a financial transaction.
Prior to joining IDB Invest, Jimena was a senior analyst in the consulting branch of the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she participated in the design of multiple indices, including the WEVentureScope on female entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Microscope on Microfinance, a global index that measures the regulatory environment for financial inclusion.