She holds a B.A. in Pedagogy from the Panamerican University and is specialized in Human Development at the Humanist Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy A.C. She has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, focused on obtaining high productivity based on the personal empowerment of employees.
Historian and ethno-historian, Paloma also holds a PhD in Rural Sociology. She has dedicated her work to indigenous women from diverse positions, including public office, academy, and civil society. She is convinced we live in a time to sow, and that organized civil society will trigger the profound changes needed to rescue Mexico.
Born in Michoacan, she studied Business Administration and holds an M.A. in Human Rights from the Iberoamerican University, as well as a specialization in Finances from the ITAM. She is convinced that social change is only possible if citizens value their participation and fully commit to a cause they identify with.
Betty Van CauwelaertAssistant of Treasurer
With more than 40 years living in Mexico, Betty is founder of Grupo Fogra, which maintains the challenge of being an economically viable and socially responsible company. She is interested in social development and deeply convinced that true change will be obtained through women.
She is a specialist in international cooperation for the Mecanismo Extraordinario de Identificación Forense (Extraordinary Forensic Identification Mechanism). Previously, Sharon was Director of the MacArthur Foundation office in Mexico, an institution that gave donations to civil society organizations on issues related to reproductive justice, human rights and migration. Where she was in charge of the design and implementation of philanthropic strategies on social justice issues. She is also part of the Advisory Council of Acento, Acción Local, a sister fund of Fondo Semillas.
Founder of Fondo Semillas. She is a feminist, sociologist, and photographer who was accidently born in Mexico City, but as she says, is more Oaxacan than a tlayuda. She focuses her gaze and heart on women, whom she portrays, listens to, orients, scrutinizes, and questions. She directs the Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas (Museum of Mexican Female Artists).
She was born in Guelatao de Juarez, a Zapotec community in Oaxaca, where she has held four community positions. Luna has worked for more than a decade in non-school training, where gender equity, diversity and communality are main cross-cutting principles. She is co-founder of the Campamento Audiovisual Itinerante (2012-2021), Cine Too Lab (2018), Aquí Cine (2012-2016), among other projects. She tells dignifying stories that show the world where she grew up and where she lives actually through photography and films.
She has committed her professional life to battling poverty and inequality. She understands inequality is due to both lack of resources and capabilities, and also unequal power distribution in society. She believes in the power of collective work, creativity, networks, and civic engagement.
She is a Zapotec Muxhe from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca. She is an activist and social anthropologist who has worked as a Regional Coordinator of the International Secretariat for Indigenous People on HIV / AIDS, Sexuality and Human Rights (SIPIA, in Spanish). Her intersectional and intercultural vision makes her work a crossroad of opportunities in the Human Rights agenda in Mexico and internationally.
She is a lawyer with more than twenty years of experience in financial services, and has extensive knowledge in areas such as banking, capital markets, asset management and the regulatory framework of pension funds, internal controls and compliance risk management, always with a focus on ethical behavior and inclusive culture. She is certain that the solution to the problems of injustice and inequity comes not only from the government but from civil society itself. Isabel is convinced that by getting involved and supporting women in their projects we can build a better country.
She studied Political Science and International Relations at the ITAM. She has dedicated part of her professional career to research on issues of public health, violence, drug trafficking, femicides and violence against women. Her professional development has focused on civil society organizations since 2011 and the private sector on political communication issues. She is Executive Director of Data Cívica since 2017, where she has promoted investigation projects on human rights violations and missing persons.
Philosopher, transfeminist and queer. Sayak has a PhD in Philosophy, Theory and Feminist Criticism from the Universidad Computense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid), and has previous studies in aesthetics, contemporary art and feminist epistemologies. She is currently a full-time professor and researcher at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Baja California. Among her outstanding works is Gore Capitalism (2010).