The CCA presented a discussion with María Corina Machado, Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela, and a prominent political and civil society leader in Venezuela, on May 8.
María Corina Machado was elected Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela in September of 2010. She ran as an independent presidential candidate during the opposition primaries held on February 2012, and is a founding member of the political movement, Vente Venezuela.
Ms. Machado co-founded Súmate in 2002, a Venezuelan non-profit watchdog for electoral transparency and the promotion of civil and political rights. She was also a professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB). She is a member of the Venezuelan Chapter of the International Women’s Forum, the Young Global Leaders network, and the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs.
Ms. Machado earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UCAB, a specialization in Finance from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and attended the Yale World Fellows public policy and leadership program. She has three children.