Patricia is executive sponsor of “Balance”, HSBC’s employee resource group dedicated to support the recruitment, development and engagement of a gender-balanced workforce. She has been involved in several activities to empower women, focusing on the importance of building relationships for career development, and looking for mentors and sponsors. Balance organize monthly networking walks, as a new way to expand personal networks and strengthen ties. For the last International Women’s Day, Balance organized a workshop for HSBC talented women, where Patricia held a panel with Inés Bertón and Gabriela Arias Uriburu, with the aim to sharing thoughts and experiences to inspire women. In addition to Balance sponsorship, she hosts roundtable discussions with female employees across the Commercial Banking area, to encourage and support their professional development, providing them with greater internal and external exposure to accelerate their careers. Outside the workplace, Patricia attends women’s roundtables and workshops organized by the Argentine Institute of Financial Executives, sharing HSBC’s diversity and inclusion work, and encouraging others to take action. This year, Patricia was also sponsor of Ring the Bell for Gender Equality (Argentina), to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equity.