Leonor Gutiérrez

Director, Women in Agriculture Initiative

Growing up in the countryside of Costa Rica, I was surrounded by inspirational women in my community. They taught me the importance of three powers: the power of working together, the power of having a purpose, and the power of finding joy in whatever you do. Since then, I’ve worked with international NGOs, educational institutions, and local nonprofits to intentionally build gender equity centered around the use of these three powers. Along the way, I’ve earned degrees in Public Health and Social Protection and Development—and I earned an International Executive MBA from INCAE while on parental leave! Now, I’m honored to work alongside the rest of the Root Capital team and our client agricultural businesses as we build holistic equity around the world.