BRIDGING THE EQUALITY GAP: SAI FEMALE LEADERSHIP
by Yesmín M. Valdivieso, Comptroller of Puerto Rico
“Work with passion as a driving force to make-and carry out-wise choices.”
As a female leader, what has been your most significant challenge? As a female leader, I have felt empowered to assume important positions in the public sphere, including my most recent positions as Undersecretary of the Department of Treasury and Comptroller of Puerto Rico. My most significant challenge has been to impel audited entities to implement recommendations outlined in the Office of the Comptroller reports.
When you face challenges, what encourages you to push forward? I am inspired and encouraged to push forward by the desire for Puerto Rico to overcome dire economic conditions and reach common good for the citizens.
What advice would you give to increase Supreme Audit institution female leadership? To increase and strengthen female leadership, the leader should follow the mission through teamwork and a high level of professionalism. I would advise to work with passion as a driving force to make-and carry- wise choices.
Reportaje completo: INTOSAI Journal_Spring 2020_Special Contribution