This year, Time magazine included an Argentine civil servant in a list One hundred most inclusive people in the world. She is the National Director for Economics, Equality and Gender in the Ministry of Economy, Mercedes DAlessandroAlmost unknown to the popular audience, he is a fighter for women’s rights and equal opportunities.
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The choice of D’Alessandro is due to I strive to clarify and generate information and knowledge so that the design and implementation of public policies in Argentina takes the gender dimension into account.
Since the beginning of the management of Alberto Fernandez, D “Alessandro has occupied that institutional space that It operates under the orbit of the Palacio de Hacienda and was created at the request of the Minister of Economy, Martn Guzmn, With the aim of focusing on gender equality from an economic point of view.
According to Time magazine, “The job losses linked to the epidemic have affected women more than men. But in Argentina, it is the economist Mercedes D’Alessandro is determined to mitigate the blow that this period poses to gender equality in the workplace. “
The magazine also pointed out that after five years of They analyzed the issue through their “feminist economic” communication medium.A, D’Alessandro became the first national director of gender, equality and economics in the Argentine government in 2020, he noted.
It was noted in the publication that the organization led by the economist “determines the economic value of unpaid housework and care work” and estimates that “She says that all economic policies in Argentina must take into account gender. Thanks to her, maybe I will. “
Born in Posadas (Misiones), D “Alessandro received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Buenos Aires, where she taught for more than 15 years, mainly in the field of epistemology of economics. She was also director of the political economy of the National University of General Sarmiento.
Fund 2015 The women’s NGO EconomumaIt is dedicated to spreading economic and feminist issues.
In 2016 the book was published “Feminist economics. How to build a society based on equality (without losing luster)”, It is in its fifth edition and has sold more than 25,000 copies in Argentina, Spain, Colombia and Mexico.
In 2018 she was chosen as uOne of the most important thinkers in Iberian America by the Avena Foundation, L “real Paris has been chosen as a photo gallery of the most inspiring Argentine woman of recent years.
In 2019, she is recognized as a Social Entrepreneur by Ashoka Argentina.