In the context of International Women's Day, the Santiago Center has recognized three Chilean and three Peruvian noteworthy Columbia alumnae for their professional development and contribution to society.
Marisol Alarcón, SIPA’13, is co-founder of Kaudal and a partner in Laboratoria, both Latin American organizations that empower people to develop technological skills for the digital age.
Marisol started Laboratoria in Chile in 2015 to train underprivileged women in technology, and led its local growth until 2017. She then began to develop and grow Laboratoria's international alliances, as its Director of Alliances, obtaining the support of organizations such as Google, BlackRock, USAID, among many others. She co-founded Kaudal along with two other Laboratoria partners, as her first spin-off company, to strengthen the digitization of Latin America and the digital skills of its inhabitants through No-Code tools.
She worked for more than four years at Techo, one of the most recognized NGOs in Latin America that aims to overcome poverty, at the Chilean International Cooperation Agency belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and at the Regional Government of the Metropolitan Region. She is also a Counselor for Comunidad Mujer, Fundación Everis and Fundación Niñas Valientes.
Marisol holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, in addition to her Master's degree from Columbia.