Social Responsibility in the 21st Century
Marta de Fox has dedicated her life to public service and to fostering social investment and responsibility. She believes that it is only through widespread dedication to a common goal that large-scale social changes can be accomplished. In this address, Marta de Fox stresses the importance of social responsibility and an accompanying feeling of national identity in the age of globalization.
The Role of Women in the New Millennium
Marta de Fox is one of the world’s most prominent and vigorous activists on issues of social and economic equality for women. A breaker of barriers in her own public life, Fox challenges women to insist upon equal treatment. In this address, she discusses the progress made and the road ahead in the struggle for gender equality in the modern world.
Marta de Fox has used the visibility afforded to the wife of Mexico’s President to take strong stands on social issues. She has been effective in her support of a wide array of social causes, including involvement in one program that reduced the incidence of physical handicaps in Mexican newborns by 70 percent. She has helped provide access to computers to underprivileged youth, and has chaired numerous organizations that work on behalf of women, children, healthcare, and education. As President of the Vamos Mexico Foundation, Marta de Fox inspires the vision of the organization, which is to enable Mexicans and Mexican Americans, in the U.S. and in Mexico, to overcome poverty, live in safe cities and towns, and have access to healthcare, jobs and resources that enable them to take care of themselves and their families.
A Professional and a Mother
Marta de Fox is a mother of three. Prior to her marriage to Vicente Fox, she served as his communications director as he rose from governor to presidential candidate to president, and was the first woman to act as the federal government’s spokesperson. A brilliant innovator, Marta de Fox revolutionized the way the Mexican government communicated with the public, and ushered in a new era of transparency in the government’s dealings with the press.