Power to Women

By Fernanda Duque Hernández

Women: key to economic and social development of Latin America.

According to the Oxford dictionary, the word “equity” is defined as “the quality of being fair and impartial”. Though societies have changed and today women and men in many are equal before the law in terms of their rights, in practice, this rule does not always apply.

Like many women in Latin America, I have suffered of discrimination,” Angelica Fuentes said to Mexico News Network. “But now I have the chance to help and be an example for others to join this work for the benefit of women”.

The Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America and director of Angelica Fuentes’ Foundation — a Mexican non-profit that supports the education and economic development of indigenous women in Latin America – Fuentes stated that “today representation of women and men in the professional field is 80-52… If this statistic could be balanced on 80-80 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the region could raise a 17%”.

It has been proven by research that women play an important role for the economic development of the region. But also their actions have also contributed to fighting climate change.

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For the foundation, health, education, economic empowerment, political participation and legal advice are the main aspects that will lead women to improve their development, socially and economically.

In the last few months, the Mexican organization has made important agreements for research with institutions the likes of Georgetown University and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. The latter is re-launching a new version of the Business Women service in Mexico, a study that will identify the specific barriers for women entrepreneurs in the country.

Considered one of Latin America’s most influential women, Angelica Fuentes has being involved for more than 25 year in the development of women, joining efforts with the United Nations (UN) and other organizations.

For me it is important not duplicate the same work and generate a better dynamic and results” said Fuentes.

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