U.S. ambassador will open leadership speaker series

Anne S. Andrew will inaugurate the Women’s Club of Costa Rica’s Women in Leadership Speaker Series. That will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Aurola Holiday Inn in downtown San José.

The ambassador is the first female to hold that position in Costa Rica. She is expected to discuss the U.S. role in promoting the empowerment of women in Costa Rica, said the sponsor, the club’s Professional Women’s Network. The event includes an optional lunch.

Ms. Andrew is from Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Law. She was active in Democratic politics and worked as a lobbyist in Washington., D.C.

She was a founder of New Energy Nexus, LLC a consulting firm advising companies and investors on strategies related to clean energy technology, said the U.S. Embassy here, adding that she also co-founded a medical biotech consulting company, Anson Group LLC. Her husband, Joseph, was chairman of the national Democratic Committee for two years.

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