Ina country like Brazil, few women have really made a mark for themselves in the field of business. Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti is one of them. A Brazilian based businesswoman, Maria is one of the top 20 billionaires in the country. She is the co-owner of the Votorantim, a part of her family business founded by her father.
Antonio Pereira Ignacio, her father, was a Portuguese immigrant who purchased a factory of textiles in the state of Sao Paulo. It gradually covered varied industries in the country, and became one of the biggest privately held enterprises in Brazil. After her father’s death in the year 2014, she gained control over the Votorantim Group, along with her brother Ermirio Pereira De Moraes.