Why are there no women in Formula 1?

A time ago, I heard one of the most important and influential men in Formula 1 say that women should not be taken seriously in this sport. He justified his argument by saying that women not physically capable of driving Formula 1 cars.

The truth is that a driver of the highest level in motorsports must undergo very demanding endurance and strength training. It is also true that discipline and talent are vital to compete and win such a championship.

These abilities are not exclusive to men. …

Angélica Fuentes joins the Board of Directors of the National Latin American Museum

Washington, July 9.- The weight that the Latino community has changed in the last ten years in the United States, both in public life and in electoral decisions, has given way to the emergence of various initiatives to highlight the contributions that Icons, pioneers and Latin figures have contributed to the culture and lifestyle of that country.

In that sense, one of the most outstanding is the initiative that The National Museum of the American Latino proposed in 2004 and that in 2008 it became law. …

Technology is advancing at an impressive rate, and so is its impact on society. Modern technology influences every single aspect of the world including politics, social movements, education, health, business…the list is endless. This new horizon has become a necessity; we use technology for basically everything. Technology represents an amazing opportunity for accelerating certain processes, including women empowerment.

Around 42% of the world’s population now has access to internet, and 28% of those people connected to the internet are using social media. There are around 2.4 million computers, tablets and smartphones being used around the world, and numbers keep on…

Gender equality is also a personal goal to achieve. There is a lot that we can do in a domestic sphere. Our efforts should follow a common goal: to fight against cultural prejudice, misogynistic attitudes and archaic gender roles which limit sustainable development.

I am convinced that true change lies within each one of us. Change will come through the sort of education that we pass on to our children, who feed from our example. We need to show others our commitment towards promoting respect, justice and equality in every space in which we participate in. These values should be…

All forms of violence against woman are a violation of human rights. It’s shocking to know that it is still a common practice in 2019, as more than 70% of women and girls suffer some form of gender-based violence at least once in their lives. The law that grants women access to a life without violence defines gender-based violence as any action or omission that causes pain or suffering to women in public or private domains. The most common types of violence against women are physical, psychological, sexual and economic. …

Life is about inspiring. A door that a successful woman opens is the path through which many more pass.

According to the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE for its acronym in Spanish), the sorority is “the relationship of solidarity between women, especially in the fight for their empowerment.” Two years ago, RAE decided to include the word within its vocabulary.

On the other side, fraternity’s masculine word had its appearance in the RAE in 1732.

Why has a word with so much power been in the spotlight of our lives for so few years? Is sisterhood something new?

Sisterhood is found…

“What’s done to children, they will do to society.” This phrase by Karl Menninger reflects the importance of education in our future. It also allows us to reflect on one of the most complex decisions of this pandemic: when and how to start the school calendar? The fate of education is, to a large extent, the direction and face of what our planet will be. And in Mexico, we will inevitably continue to be linked to the power of television, a mean that has been bet on to bring educational content to millions of students.

Mexico’s case is unique in…

Who will lead history in these challenging times?

Only 10% of the countries around the globe have women-led governments. While as women we have progressed to reach leadership positions in businesses, the pandemic poses a serious threat to these improvements. And the reality is that it is in everyone’s interest that women continue to be involved in government and business processes, because women and their leadership have been proven to be successful while facing adversity.

Male leadership has been clearly overtaken in some cases during this global crisis. The world’s superpowers, which have always maintained an aggressive leadership, are currently…

Mexico is a great country, a privileged place in the world. This is said and repeated in forums and business meetings, our country has several characteristics that make it unique. I am convinced that we are called to be a power among nations, but I am also aware that we have several pending issues, some extremely complicated, which we must solve if we want to achieve a real balance among us who live in this world.

Social imbalances are expressed in many aspects of national life, many of the indicators tell us a sad story. Although we have made progress…

If we women have the power to perpetuate machismo, we also have the power to eradicate it, which I state in my book: “Dos Millones de Huevos” [Two million eggs]

When talking about gender equity, one can say that there has been important progress in this regard, as well as advances in the rights of minorities, but our society continues to drag certain archaic stereotypes that hinder the construction towards a social balance.

Recently, the Minister of Education, in his appearance before the Chamber of Deputies, referred to the responsibility of mothers who care for their children, during this pandemic.

Angélica Fuentes

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