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Topic - Susan Segal
Manuela D'Avila hopes she and women like her will change the face of government in Brazil, a country that has lagged behind its neighbors in female presence in politics despite the election of Dilma Rousseff as the nation's first female president.
The new job will bring her more income and fewer hours than what she puts in as a minimart cashier, so she'll be able to spend more time with her children, she said.
"Many of the things that you're seeing put in place now are opening up the workforce for women," said Susan Segal, president of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.