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Fabiola Benavente

Fabiola was born in Chiapas, Mexico. She obtained a B.Sc. in International Marketing from the University of Monterrey (UdeM), nominated for the Suma Cum Laude Award. She first came across Initiatives of Change (IofC) during university in 1998 and has since then been part of it. Her interest in conflict transformation lead her to take part in IofC’s Caux Scholars Programme in 2001. She worked for two years for Initiatives of Change-UK doing marketing for For a Change magazine, in London. After working briefly in the corporate world as a Marketing Specialist for a global company, in 2007 she took a position as Director of Leadership Development at a private think tank in Mexico City, starting up an ethical leadership programme for young leaders. With IofC she has also taken part in organizing 'Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy' (TIGE), a conference in Caux, Switzerland (2009, 2010). She co-founded which engages people, organizations and companies in tree-planting in Mexico. Fabiola lives in Belgium.