Is a senior global executive and attorney. She is a founding partner of Martorello Schildhaus LLC, a minority, woman-owned law firm with offices in Chicago, Washington, DC and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She has decades of experience representing business organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of matters in the US and Latin America. She is a member of the bars of Illinois, Argentina and Peru, and is a certified mediator for the Illinois courts. She was Manager of the Fair Labor Standards Division of the Illinois Department of Labor (2015- 2019), where she created and developed its mediation program and provided leadership to staff responsible for managing the state’s labor laws. Before that, she lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she practiced law for more than twenty years. She was President of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) in 2010 – 2011, on its Executive Committee from 2002-2012 and a Board member since 2000. IABA represents all the bar associations of the Americas and the bar associations of Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
Beatriz’s tenure was characterized by efficient, objective-driven leadership, high managerial capacity, restructuring of the institution’s finances, a 23% increase in membership and the negotiation of critical alliances for the success of the institution. Since 2011, Beatriz has served as President of Women Empowerment Now Foundation, an organization she co-founded. She is currently a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF).