Women Economists in Latin America and the Caribbean (WELAC)

During the meeting of the Executive Committee of LACEA in Guayaquil, November 2018, a new committee was created, under the leadership of Raquel Fernández, LACEA’s President (then Vice President). This committee, WELAC - Women Economists in Latin America and the Caribbean - is dedicated to monitoring and encouraging the careers of women economists in Latin America and the Caribbean.


  1. WELAC will be organizing a Workshop on “Gender Inequality” at the RIDGE 2021 Virtual Forum on September 23, 2021. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the meeting before June 30, 2021 (12AM ET). For more information, please click here.
  2. WELAC will be conducting a mentoring session around the LACEA conference which will be held virtually on October 20-22. More information will be shared soon.


The First meeting of WELAC was organized on November 8th, 2019, where both female and male economists attended. The meeting started with a general discussion aimed at identifying the main topics/issues that WELAC should take up. It was followed by a mentoring session for junior and mid-career economists.