Thursday, November 15, 2012 - International Week
Room 116, Grant Building
Originally from Colombia, Virginia Campo, holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Florida State University and has attended several courses abroad through the Leadership exCHANGE Institute. Empowered by these innovative Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship classes, in 2010, Virginia branches out two programs of the Institute to Panama, where she has lived this past decade: the july semester Global Leadership Program Panama and the Women as Agents program in March.
Virginia started her professional experience in 2008 in the United Nations, where she first encountered the realities of the region and where she decided that in her next job she wanted it to reflect her actions. In 2011, she moved on to Kalu Yala, a sustainable development company, in which she lived in the rural areas of Panama and developed community projects. During this period of time, Virginia got the inspiration to found her own NGO, Hecha y Derecha, which focuses in bridging the gap in women from rural and urban areas in Panama. Lastly, in 2012 she changed economic sectors and works HSBC Bank, where she is currently part of their Management Trainee Program and where she is strengthening her weaknesses and revolutionizing the banking mindset.
Virginia Campo is a passionate entrepreneur woman that has discovered her “Inner Genious” at a young age and now focuses in spreading her ideas and opportunities to youth and women around the world.