Our regional President and CEO was named a Finalist in the Female Executive of The Year for Mexico, Central and South America in the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.


The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

With a strong track record as a communications veteran and multi-award-winning professional, Claudia has been outspoken about changing the conversation while paving the way for other women to succeed since she joined her role as CEO.

Throughout the years, Claudia has created an organizational culture based on trust and empowerment, betting on people’s talents, hard work and innovative ideas. She has demonstrated her commitment to empowering women and employees overall across the organization to reach their full potential and further strengthen relationships with clients.

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on five juries.  Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 15th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York on Friday, November 16.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.


In April 2015 Claudia Gioia joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as CEO and President overseeing 10 offices and all markets in Latin America and Caribbean. Previously she held positions as country manager, Technology Latin America Practice chair, Regional Client Leader and US Hispanic Practice Head leading projects for key corporate clients such as Ford Motors, Intel, Sony, A. T. Kearney, Ryder, Goodyear, IBM, HBO, Raytheon, and FedEx among others during her 19 year tenure at Burson-Marsteller. Her areas of expertise are B2B and B2C communications, corporate reputation, media relations, issues management, branding and digital media.
Claudia brings the experience of a multidisciplinary career. She founded Estrategia SA, an integrated communications consulting agency and the Im-Pulsar SRL Editorial Group in a joint effort with the National Institute of Industrial Technology. Her career started at a very young age in the advertising world at J. W. Thompson, Propuesta Publicitaria and Schusseheim-Menendez Advertising. Recognized for her expertise with multiple industry awards, she has given speeches, participated in roundtables, and judged competitions in her field on several occasions throughout the Americas.

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