Peruvian politician who is best recognized for having been the first woman to serve as the mayor of Lima. She is known for being the vice president of the Partido Descentralista Fuerza Social party and has also worked as a political journalist.
She studied at the Colegio Sagrados Corazones Chaley of Chorrillos. She started working as a member of Lima's Metropolitan Municipality in 1983 and started by co-founding the child nutrition program Vaso de leche. This eventually led to her being elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Children.
She is also known for having published the book Picking Up the Pieces: Corruption and Democracy in Peru in 2006.
She was born and raised in Lima, Peru and has three children names Emmanuel, Soledad, and Ignacio.
She is known for having served as the Minister of the Promotion of Women and of Human Development under the President Valentin Paniagua in November of 2000.