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The first black woman to hold a cabinet position in Colombia’s government, Paula Moreno discusses breaking barriers and how she is working to cultivate a new kind of leadership in Colombia through the work of her nonprofit foundation.
“I was the youngest woman to be a minister in Colombia. I was the youngest in the history of the country, because I was 28. And at the same time, I was the first black woman to be in that position. I see power as a way of serving the society. My main motivation for doing this work is because I didn’t want to be the only one. And I’m working to make that more the rule—not exception.”
– Paula Moreno
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