Luz María de la Mora is the director of WEConnect International in Mexico, an organization that links Mexican businesswomen with corporations that undertake global supplier diversity programs. She is the founder of the firm LMM Consulting, a Mexico-based company devoted to helping companies increase trade and devise business development strategies. She is also the founder of the Mexico chapter of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

An expert in foreign trade relations and international public policy, she has served as undersecretary for economic relations and international cooperation at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as assistant undersecretary for international trade negotiations in Mexico’s Ministry of Economy. She headed Mexico’s trade offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Montevideo, Uruguay, and worked at the NAFTA office in Washington, DC. She has a B.A. in international relations from El Colegio de México, an M.A. in international political economy from Carleton University and a Ph.D in political science from Yale University.

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