Chair of the Executive Board
Mariel Cabanas Suárez is the Chair of the Executive Board of Abogadas MX based in Mexico. She has 20 years of experience as a banking and finance attorney, working for global entities such as Citibank and Deutsche Bank. In 2014, she co-founded Abogadas MX, a non-for-profit NGO that aims to support women’s advancement in the legal profession by designing initiatives to strengthen women lawyers’ skills and abilities. She was designated Chair of the Board of Abogadas MX in February 2020.
Mariel has received such recognitions as being listed in the “GC Power List 2018” by Legal 500, “Most Influential Women Lawyers 2018” by Foro Jurídico, and shortlisted for the “Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year Award LATAM 2019” by Chambers Diversity & Inclusion. She also was the recipient of a scholarship for “W50 The Next Generation of Leading Women” in the London School of Economics.
Mariel received her Master in Corporate Law from Universidad Panamericana in 2006 with honors. She also earned a degree from Universidad Iberoamericana, receiving her Licenciado en Derecho (JD Equivalent) 1996-2000.
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