The British Embassy in Argentina has recently revealed the six talented young Argentine women, aged between 19 and 26, who emerged victorious in the latest edition of the “Ambassador for a Day” competition.
This unique opportunity will provide them with a firsthand experience of diplomatic work, allowing them to join a network of female leaders from different countries in the region.
Empowering Women and Fostering Inclusion
The primary objective of the program is to promote women’s inclusion in various professional fields and society as a whole, contributing to their empowerment by equipping them with the necessary tools to unleash their full potential.
Selected Candidates by Area of Interest
In the area of Democracy and Human Rights, Lucía Lago Krummer (19), an International Relations student at the University of Belgrano, and Ornella Dotti (19), a Law student at the University of Buenos Aires, have been chosen as the “ambassadors for one day.”
In the realm of Economic Relations and Trade, the winners are Josefina Blasco Firpo (19), a Political Science and International Relations student at the National University of Rosario, and Martina Fillmore (19), an International Relations student at the Catholic University of Córdoba.
Lourdes Arena (26), a Biotechnology graduate from the National University of Tucumán, has been selected in the field of Science and Innovation. Candelaria De Paula Marelli (21), an Environmental Management student at the Argentine University of the Business, has been chosen as the representative in the area of Climate Change.
A Unique Opportunity for the Winners
The competition winners will have the privilege of joining British Ambassador Kirsty Hayes and other members of the diplomatic mission in activities directly related to their respective fields of interest.
They will also attend meetings with the Embassy’s work teams, engage with various organizations and experts associated with the Embassy, and become part of the Latin American network of Ambassadors for a Day.
Moreover, the winners will have the chance to participate in virtual or in-person meetings with British ambassadors and deputy heads of mission.
They will gain access to increased opportunities to attend courses or talks on women’s empowerment and will be invited to future British Embassy events and activities pertaining to their areas of interest.
Excitement and Enthusiasm
Expressing her delight, British Ambassador to Argentina, Kirsty Hayes, stated, “This is the second year we have organized this competition.
We had a record number of participants, and we are pleasantly surprised by the level of preparation and enthusiasm shown by the Argentine students.
Last year, we shared enriching experiences with the first cohort of Ambassadors for a Day, and I am eagerly looking forward to meeting the newly selected students.”
Ambassador Hayes further emphasized that the initiative seeks to promote inclusion and greater participation of women in society.
She expressed her satisfaction in witnessing the shared objective among numerous young women who are determined to bridge the gender gap through their commitment to education and professional development.
A Rigorous Selection Process
Over 200 women took part in the competition, specifically designed for university students or recent graduates. The selection process required candidates to submit a video response to the question, “Why do you want to be ambassador for a day?”
Additionally, they had to complete an online questionnaire and participate in an interview with Embassy officers during the final round.
The winners will be contacted in the coming weeks to determine a suitable date for their participation in Embassy activities.
As they prepare to embark on this extraordinary journey, these six young Argentine women have the opportunity to become a source of inspiration for countless others, demonstrating the power of perseverance and the potential for positive change in society.
By fostering women’s empowerment and inclusion, the British Embassy’s “Ambassador for a Day” competition is sowing the seeds for a more equitable and prosperous future, one where women’s voices are amplified, and their contributions celebrated.