Angélica Fuentes is one of Latin America’s most prominent businesswomen and committed philanthropist.
Angelica Fuentes’ commitment to improving lives and communities across Latin America, particularly by supporting women and girls, sets her apart from other elite business leaders in the region.
For the past 27 years, she has been active in NGOs, international organizations and professional groups that support the cause of women. She currently co-chairs the Mexico Gender Parity Taskforce, a World Economic Forum initiative; she serves on Secretary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership; is member of the Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council of UN Women and is a Global Advocate for the Girl Up Campaign, a United Nations Foundation program. Angelica Fuentes became the first female to receive the CEO Leadership Award for championing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in the private sector.
In 2014, she established the Angelica Fuentes Foundation, the philanthropic culmination of her lifelong commitment to women. Through the work of the foundation, she will further her mission to create a world in which women and girls enjoy access to education, health services and economic opportunity. One of the outstanding initiatives of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation is FoCo, a series of forums featuring inspirational personalities to foster cooperation and raise awareness of the issue of women’s empowerment.