JIMENA SERRANO

Advisory Lead Officer in Gender, Diversity and Inclusion for the Advisory Services Division at IDB Invest

BIOGRAPHY
Jimena Serrano is Advisory Lead Officer in Gender, Diversity and Inclusion for the Advisory Services Division at IDB Invest. In her current role, she works with private sector clients to maximize impact of financial investments by surfacing opportunities that benefit women and other under-represented groups. She has influenced the design of financial incentives in most IDB Invest’s infrastructure investments that have blended finance to promote women’s employment in non-traditional sectors. She also co-led, along with the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the creation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gap Analysis Tool, which is used globally to assess inclusiveness of corporate policies and practices. Prior to joining IDB Invest, Jimena was a Senior Analyst in the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she led the design of multiple indices, including the WEVentureScope on female entrepreneurship in Latin America. Jimena holds a degree in Law from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and a master’s in international economics from the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).