Being in goal is a unique position, a sort of accompanied solitude. A reverse hunter: her job is not to get caught, her triumph is not the moment of a goal, but spoiling the other player’s moment. It requires courage to be in such a place. Being in goal is un-solipsistic solitude. It is precisely the opposite. More than ever, you have to be aware of the other players’ intentions, decipher the language invented by their complicity to attack, their tricks and reactions; it requires a certain kind of attention that doesn’t accept generalities, running the risk of making a new decision each time, stumbling, concentrating meticulously. This position requires radical empathy.
Christiane Endler is captain of the Chilean women’s soccer team. In 2021, she was named World’s Best Goalkeeper by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics and, in 2022, was awarded “The Best” prize by FIFA for being the best goalkeeper. Her career path paves the way for the future; most obviously, in creating opportunities for other women who, like her, know that football has no gender. But there is something else that her talent offers us, a subtle lesson: that to be a leader doesn’t always mean scoring goals; and that deduction isn’t a calculation, but requires the art of sensitivity, an attention where empathy takes part.
Doctor in Astrophysics who is recognized around the world for her discoveries and for opening a window to the universe from Chilean skies.
Illustration: Paloma Amaya – Paloma Ilustradora
Text: Carolina Pareja - @frutillagram
Chilean architect who is building future through innovation, developing bioclimatic architecture and sustainable construction projects to improve life quality.
Illustration: Carola Josefa – @carolajosefa
Text: Julieta Marchant - @julieta.marchant
Chilean concert pianist who has brought the music and culture of Rapa Nui to the whole world, as well as teaching the younger generations at the school she has created on the island.
Illustration: Trini Guzmán – @holaleon
Text: María Paz Rodríguez - @soylarov
Chilean writer whose creativity has led to her becoming the most popular Spanish-language writer and a tireless promotor of women’s rights.
Illustration: Holly Jolley – @holly_jolley_
Text: Teresa Paneque - @terepaneque
Chilean sportswoman who, with passion, talent and a unique spirit, broke through in soccer to become the best goalkeeper in the world.
Illustration: Amelia Strong
Text: Constanza Michleson
Chilean ecologist and biologist who actively protects Chile’s wildlife and the planet to contribute to creating a better future for the whole world.
Illustration: Jo Jiménez – @jojimenez
Text: Claudia Andrade - @claudianadradeecchio
Chilean chef and winner of a Michelin star who has taken our country’s flavors around the world and provided new opportunities to young people and women who share her passion.
Illustration: Camila Olivares – @camipepe_
Text: Isabel Ossa - @isabelossaescritora
Chilean entrepreneur with a tireless spirit who, together with a great team, has created a whole world of play, so that children from Chile and other countries grow up playing and learning as a family.
Illustration: Consuelo Ovalle – @polerapaint
Text: Antonella Andreani