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This webinar originally aired on December 19th, 2017

For the first time in the history of modern Mexican democracy, a credible, relevant, and effective anticorruption legal infrastructure exists. It holds Mexican politicians accountable and keeps them honest from the get-go, all thanks to Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO)’s revolutionary “3for3” campaign.

As of July 18, 2017, it is required by law that every politician must publish his or her declarations of assets, taxes paid, and possible conflicts of interest. This comes as the result of an intensive two-year campaign launched and led by IMCO, during which time the organization raised 634,143 signatures – five times the number required – to introduce the “3for3” (3de3) framework to the Mexican Congress for consideration of its passage into law.

As a result of IMCO’s project, corruption is now categorized as a crime in Mexico. Mexico’s brand is intrinsically linked to corruption, but IMCO’s successful “3for3” campaign has given the people of Mexico hope that this might actually come to an end.

Guadalupe Mendoza (M.A.) has been the first Institutional Development Director at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) since July 2016. Her role is to contribute to IMCO’s strategic, operational and financial sustainability.

Guadalupe is a seasoned philanthropy and civil society professional with more than a dozen years of experience working for international private foundations investing in Mexico, supporting a wide array of non-profit groups including think tanks. Before joining IMCO’s professional staff, Guadalupe worked as a consultant for The Ford Foundation, The Open Society Foundations, The Oak Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, The MacArthur Foundation, and The Fund for Global Human Rights. She has also worked with some civil society organizations assisting them to undertake institutional development processes. Prior to that, Guadalupe was part of the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for nine years. Guadalupe had the opportunity to be part of the definition of the Global Development strategy in Mexico. The work that Guadalupe supported was instrumental in strengthening the transparency and accountability field in the country, and the technical capacity of the organizations working on it. Guadalupe also led a body of work to improve the policies that foster philanthropy and civil society development in Mexico, and spent her last two years at the Hewlett Foundation as Acting Managing Director for the Foundation’s work in the country. She was accountable for a $6M annual grant making budget and for the performance of the team on the ground.

Prior to working at the Hewlett Foundation, Guadalupe had the opportunity to work for the Development Finance and Economic Security Program at the Ford Foundation regional office for Mexico and Central America. Guadalupe brought her experience in microcredit and small income-generating projects to contribute in the development of a line of work that addressed the financial needs of rural communities also affected by extensive migration.

Prior to her U.S.-based Foundation assignments, Guadalupe lived for nearly seven years in Japan, where she earned her master’s degree in Development Economics from Sophia University. While in Japan, she worked as a Spanish language teacher for Japanese radio and TV, as a Spanish-English translator, and, for some time, she provided news reports for CNN en Español. Guadalupe earned a B.A. in International Relations from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) and is an active board member of various civil society groups.

Guadalupe is passionate about women rights and health issues and is a certified perinatal educator and doula. As a mother of a little girl, she is deeply interested in educational tools for kids with special needs. Guadalupe enjoys travel and to explore different cultures through cooking and music. She is an avid reader, a runner that enjoys swimming and a yoga student.