Category: Leadership & Innovation Country: Chile
Carolina Nevenka Goić Borojević is a second generation Croatian. A lawyer by profession, she is leader of the Chilean Christian Democratic Party. She was first elected in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009. Goić was the Christian Democratic Party candidate for the most recent Presidential elections in fall 2017. Croatians first settled in Chile in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, when Croatia as a whole, and its southern region of Dalmatia were under the Austrian crown. Upwards of ninety per cent, hailed from the island of Brač. Chilean Croatians have made a name for themselves in Chile by their skills and industriousness. Second and third generation Croatian settlers are largely very well educated, are fully integrated into Chilean society, and work in all of the country’s mayor institutions, making a significant impact on the overall development of the country, a fact reaffirmed by Carolina’s most recent presidential candidacy.