ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Andrea Cardona is a Guatemalan adventurer and a Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) fellow. She made history as the first woman from Central America and the Caribbean to summit Mount Everest, a feat she accomplished in May 2010. She is also the first Latin American person to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam, which consists of reaching the North and South Poles skiing, as well as climbing the Seven Summits. She first got immersed in global experiences as she professionalized in tourism in the vibrant landscapes of Italy and embarked on invigorating travels to over 60 countries. As a seasoned guide, she has led diverse groups through Asia, Africa, and the American continent. Today, Andrea resides in the charming city of Antigua, Guatemala, where she operates The Altitude Company, a dynamic enterprise dedicated to fostering motivation and leadership, and facilitating team integration services for corporations. Join her as she continues to inspire, uplift, and break new ground!
With nearly three decades of experience across various countries and asset classes, Farah Foustok is a seasoned leader in financial services. Passionate about building inclusive workplaces, she has founded three NGOs - Reach, 30% Club MENA chapter, and TARA, focusing on empowering women in leadership roles. As a finance leaders’ fellow at the Aspen Institute, Farah is devoted to fostering values-based leaders for a more equitable future. Recognized annually in Forbes' Top 100 Power Arab Women’s list for over a decade, Farah holds an MBA from Imperial College and a Bachelor's from King’s College, London. She speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English, and is a proud mother of two. Farah is the daughter of a Saudi Mother and Palestinian Father, with an upbringing that has crossed multiple cultures.