VI Gala São Paulo

São Paulo

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The Event


Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Casa Fasano
R. Leopoldo Couto Magalhães Júnior, 912
Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP

Mulheres Notáveis (Notable Women)

Investing in and educating women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and economic growth. The emancipation and autonomy of women is the driving force for healthy and more humane social and economic development. Women are “multipliers”, possessing the potential to influence and transform the lives of those around them. And when in leadership positions, they improve company performance and profits.

Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, BrazilFoundation has invested in women and girls. In 2014, the Foundation created the Women’s Fund, receiving contributions from more than 200 women professionals, business leaders and philanthropists in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut.

In five years, the fund has invested in 22 initiatives benefiting nearly 2,700 women and girls. Initiatives include: a multidisciplinary outpatient network focusing on illness prevention and care for women from communities in Rio de Janeiro; a program that prepares women to work in construction, helping them to achieve economic autonomy and to access their rights; a program that trains new female leaders on the outskirts of Salvador to prevent violence and discrimination against women.

To extend its commitment and echo the importance of gender equity, BrazilFoundation will celebrate the lives and work of several outstanding women, including one non-binary person, in their respective fields at the VI Gala São Paulo on November 13th at Casa Fasano. All of the funds raised from the gala will be invested in initiatives focused on women empowerment.


Charô Nunes, Claudia Bork Saad, Denise Damiani, Denise Dora, Elena Landau, Estela Renner, Flávia Oliveira, Jurema Werneck, Luiza Brasil, Mary Allegretti, Pri Bertucci, Sônia Guajajara, Sueli Carneiro, Vilma Reis

Selection Panel

Bel Santos, Carola Matarazzo, Denise Antão, Isabel Clavelin, Maria da Penha, Suzana Pires, Tiana Lins


Alcione Albanesi BrazilFoundation Mulheres Notáveis Gala São Paulo

Alcione Albanesi, Amigos do Bem

Alcione Albanesi is a businesswoman and entrepreneur who built a leading lighting company in Brazil. In 1993, she founded Amigos do Bem, one of the largest projects in Brazil. With the courage, determination and love of its 9,200 volunteers, the project is transforming the lives of 75,000 people living in extreme poverty in Brazil’s northeastern Sertão region. With a socially sustainable development model it generates education, work and income for thousands of people.

Alcione has won several diverse awards such as Ernst Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Editora Globo’s Project Generosity, Claudia Mulher and Trip Transformadores. In 2018, she was honored with the title of Pernambucan Citizen.

Cida Bento BrazilFoundation Mulheres Notáveis Gala São Paulo

Cida Bento, Centro de Estudos das Relações de Trabalho e Desigualdades (CEERT)

Cida Bento has a PhD in Psychology and is the Executive Coordinator of the Center for Studies on Labor Relations and Inequalities (CEERT), which since 1990 has conducted research and programs focused on valuing diversity and promoting racial and gender equality in the labor market.

In 2015, Cida was selected by “The Economist” as one of the 50 most influential diversity professionals in the world. She is currently a member of the UN Women Advisory Group and the Federal Council of Psychology’s Human Rights Commission.

Natalie Klein BrazilFoundation Mulheres Notáveis Gala São Paulo

Natalie Klein Duek, Instituto Samuel Klein

Natalie Klein is founder and CIO of nk, a multi-brand with three in house labels and a portfolio that represents the most relevant national and international brands. At 21 she created a store where style was as important as quality and brands were aligned with the São Paulo personality. Natalie has been selected for seven consecutive years by the Business of Fashion as one of the 500 most influential personalities in the world of fashion and has become a reference in the world market.

In 2014, she founded the Samuel Klein Institute in partnership with her brother, Raphael, with the mission of promoting social investment in tribute to Samuel Klein's values and legacy.

Master of Ceremonies

Camila Pitanga

Auction Presenters

Ana Flávia Cavalcanti & Taina Müller


Carolina Sodré Santoro & Mariana Sodré Santoro Batochio


Xênia França

Closing Performance

DJ Marina Diniz, Marina Goldfarb & Orquestra da Grota

Creative Director

Suzana Pires & Equipe do Instituto Dona de Si


Chris Ayrosa

BrazilFoundation Ambassador

Flávia Alessandra





Alyson & Will Landers, Ambev VOA, Bank of America, Bradesco BBI, BTG Pactual, Daniela & Ricardo Puggina, Jones Day, UBS Brasil


Alexandre Birman, Carla Amorim & Dona Santa, Carol Maluf, Daniela Filomeno Seripieri, Iguatemi, Natalie Klein Duek & Ara Vartanian, Renata de Paula David, Renata Queiroz, Simoni & Mauricio Morato, Singular Partners


100% Eventos, Adorni Films, André Pedrotti Flores, Chris Ayrosa, DaCasa, Festività, Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo, Index, Johnnie Walker, Perrier-Jouët, Porto Divino

Auction Donors

Alexandre Birman, Belmond Hotels, Carla Amorim, Galeria Lume, Iguatemi, One & Only Resorts, Ponta dos Ganchos, Renata de Paula David

Host Committee

Ana Paula Doherty, Andrea Bartelle, Carol Maluf, Daniela Filomeno Seripieri, Daniela S. Saad Rebouças, Marcello Hallake, Mauricio Morato, Renata Queiroz, Rodrigo Faria

Tickets and tables

*Prices in R$ are fixed, prices in US$ are based on an exchange rate average of 3.8 BRL/1 USD, and are subject to change. Payments must be made in currency of country in which purchased.  To purchase in BRL click here.

For sponsorships and other forms of payment, contact Cristina Brulay: Phone: (Brazil) + 55 (21) 2532-2998, (USA) +1 (305) 586-5968. 

Sponsor – US$ 15,000
• Premier Table for 10 guests at the Gala Dinner;
• “Your brand” listed on digital and printed invitation;
• Logo on website and evening’s printed program;
• Full-page advertisement in the evening’s printed program;
• Verbal acknowledgement during the event;
•“Your Brand” mentioned in official press releases.
• Visibility on BrazilFoundation’s social media channels.

Benefactor Table – US$ 12,000
• Table for 10 people at the Gala Dinner;
• ½ page Ad in the evening’s printed program;
• Benefactor listing in the Gala invitation, printed program and on website.

Patron Table – US$ 8,000
• Table for 10 people at the Gala Dinner;
• Patron listing in the Gala invitation, printed program and on website.

Individual Benefactor Ticket – US$ 1,200
Individual Patron Ticket – US$ 800

Further Information


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