In 1992, she was appointed Executive President of Grupo Imperial and positioned the company as one of the main players in the Mexican energy sector. In 1996, she was the first and only woman President of the Mexican Natural Gas Association. She also served as Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement Energy Business Network from 2002 to 2004.
For more than 7 years, he served as Executive President of the multinational company Omnilife/Angelissima/Chivas. She joined the Omnilife / Chivas Group in 2007 and in three years placed it among the top 100 companies in Mexico.
She led the Working Group for Gender Parity in Mexico, a project of the World Economic Forum. She is currently a Global Advocate for the Girl Up Campaign, a program of the United Nations Foundation; she is co-president of the regional platform PVBLIC LATAM; She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, is a member of Global Dignity’s International Council of Advisors, and is a member of the Board of Equality Now.
Her work has been recognized by several awards. In 2015, Angélica Fuentes was the first female CEO to be awarded a Business Leadership Award by UN Women for advancing gender equality in the private sector. In 2016, she received the Award for the Empowerment of Latina Women from Cala Foundation, Pvblic Foundation and UN-es. In 2017, she received the Recognition for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Maestro Cares Foundation. In 2019 MIA-cogrowing awarded her the Reflection Award for her career working for gender equality in Mexico.