Carla López is the Executive Director of Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM, Nicaragua) since July 2009 and INWF´s Co-Chair since September 2013. Over three and a half years through her administration, she has led the Fund through a major process of growth and consolidation, managing to increase its funding average from $ 600,000 per year (2009) to USD 3.3 million (2012), and with this, she has contributed to deepen the financial and technical support provided to groups, women’s organizations and networks. FCAM currently supports 145 groups, organizations and networks, and 4 women’s funds in joint allies. Carla was the coordinator of the first Latin American funds joint initiative: ConMujeres a women’s funds led initiative to strengthen the movement of lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in the region. The joint initiative supported 65 organizations from 16 countries (2008-2010. In conjunction with Mama Cash Carla has been the co-organizer of a Community of Practice: supporting women girls and young women, a three-year initiative to strengthen women’s funds that support the work of organizations for girls and young women. Another initiative currently led by FCAM in coordination with four women’s funds, three regional / international and a national organization for the development of a regional project (Middle and Southern Cone) is directed to support domestic workers’ organizations and maquila, now in its second year of implementation. She is also part of the Steering Committee of the Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Human Rights Defenders, a place that since 2010 has sought to create mechanisms for security and self care for Mesoamerican advocates suffering violence due to their gender and their work. Carla is also on the advisory board of FRIDA-Feminist Fund for young women. She has given special attention to the growth of the Fund and keep very present values, mission and vision, seeking to grow the team in a smart and sustainable way, providing, securing and contributing to the sustainability of the organization.