Cross-cultural communication is topic for women’s network

The Professional Women’s Network will host a development workshop for women, “Cross-Cultural Communications: Better Understanding for Effective Business” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Guest speakers include Nuria Marín Raventós, president of the Asociación para el Liderazgo Ascenso Social, and Alegría R. Lores of the Pan-American School,

Robin Kazmier of Common Ground, a company involved in cross cultural business, and Marissa Fayer of Hologic Inc., a Costa Rican medical device manufacturer, also will speak.

Attendees will examine culture, and how it affects persons in the workplace. They will discuss the challenges typically faced when working with people from mixed backgrounds in Costa Rica and how to navigate business successfully while being aware of one’s own cultural lens, said the organization.

Attendees will take a look at topics such as personal conduct, working with private companies vs. government institutions and women vs. men in the workplace, the network said. In addition, there will be a break-out session to help attendees further explore different topics and find solutions to their individual professional needs, it added.

An optional lunch is available following the speaker for 7,000 colons as a way for attendees to continue networking with other businesswomen. Reservations for lunch must be made by Friday at 9 a.m. Full registration details available HERE!

The Professional Women’s Network is a new interest group of the Women’s Club of Costa Rica. The network has been developed specifically for women of all nationalities to encourage personal and professional development through networking with other professional women, and to develop programs to contribute to all women in Costa Rica, the organization said.

The network is an English-speaking group and beginner level English is welcome. For more information, individuals may email

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