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
She has lived in Mexico for over 30 years and is director of Grupo Fogra, which succeeds in facing the challenge of being an economically viable and socially responsible company. She is interested in social development and profoundly convinced that true change will be obtained through women.
She served as Director for the MacArthur Foundation’s Mexico Office, which provided grantmaking to civil society organizations that worked with issues involving: Population and Reproductive Health, and Human Rights. She has led the design and implementation of philanthropic strategies for systemic change in the Mexican criminal justice system, and in the provision of public reproductive and maternal health services.
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 studied Audiovisual Arts at the University of Guadalajara. She is a photographer, producer, director, and arts administrator. She founded the Itinerant Audiovisual Camp, and the Network of Community Movie theaters ‘Aquí Cine’, where gender equity and communality are included as common themes throughout the projects.
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.