Angelica Fuentes

She is a Mexican American businesswoman, impact investor, and activist for gender equality. Her entire career has been fueled by her commitment to promoting women’s rights.

She has been CEO of various companies since she was 29, reinforcing the importance of gender equality for sustainable growth.

Throughout her career, she has collaborated with different global organizations, that direct their efforts to empower girls and young women in all areas of development, such as the World Economic Forum Gender Parity Program or the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership.

Her work in this field has been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions:

In 2015, UN Women granted her the WEP’s CEO Leadership Award; she was the first female CEO to receive such recognition for championing gender equality in the private sector.

In 2016, PVBLIC Foundation, Ismael Cala Foundation, and the United Nations gave her the award for Latin Woman Empowerment.

In 2017, she received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Maestro Cares Foundation.

And in 2019, she received Reflejo Award from MIA – Cogrowing, for her work in promoting gender equality and women empowerment in Mexico.

Additionally, renowned global publications have recognized her efforts in promoting gender equality. Forbes Magazine included her on the list of the most powerful women in Mexico, and Refinery 29 chose her as one of the 11 most influential women who work for gender parity, among others.

In 2021, Angelica became part of the Board of Directors for the Smithsonian’s National American Latino Museum, to add vision and leadership, giving visibility to the historical and cultural legacy of the Latin community in this country.

She is currently an investment partner in Ris3 Labs and Banqu, technology companies; She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center and is a member of the International Council of Advisors of Global Dignity.

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