Entradas Etiquetadas con ‘IE Women in Business Club’

27
Abr

El proyecto es para promover el éxito empresarial entre las mujeres jóvenes con formación técnica en Europa. El proyecto está diseñado para promover la cooperación científica impulsada por la innovación, aumentar la ambición de las mujeres jóvenes y desarrollar las actitudes empresariales de las jóvenes europeas. El crecimiento del colectivo de mujeres emprendedoras de base tecnológica es esencial para impulsar un crecimiento de las economías europeas basado en la innovación.

Con este fin, Siemens e IE Business School han desarrollado un concurso de ideas de negocio. Los únicos requisitos para participar en el concurso son: ser mujer, europea, haber terminado recientemente una carrera técnica  (menos de 5 años) o estar a punto de terminarla y tener una idea de negocio de base tecnológica. Las candidatas deberán subir un video de 3 minutos a la web en el que expliquen su idea de negocio (en inglés) y la ventaja competitiva del mismo, junto con su curriculum en la web www.wee.ie.edu.

Un tribunal compuesto por personalidades del mundo empresarial, académicos y directivos de Siemens elegirá la idea más innovadora y con mayor potencial, y su promotora obtendrá como premio una beca en el Máster in Management del IE Business School. Durante el año de desarrollo del Máster, la ganadora tendrá la oportunidad de adquirir todos los conocimientos necesarios para hacer realidad su proyecto y convertirse en una emprendedora de base tecnológica de éxito.

Fecha límite para el registro de la idea –15 de mayo de 2012 (@11pm)

This project is aimed at promoting corporate success among young women in Europe with an academic background in the field of technology. Women Entrepreneurs in Europe is designed to foster cooperation in the field of science driven by innovation, as well as increasing the ambition of young women and form entrepreneurial mindsets among young Europeans.

Increasing the number of women with a technological background is essential to promote growth in European countries based on innovation. In order to help achieve this Siemens and IE Business School have created a business ideas competition. The only requirements to be able to participate are: to be a European woman, to have recently completed a degree related to technology (less than 5 years ago) or be nearing completion of the degree and have an idea for a business based on technology. Candidates should upload a 3-minute video onto the web in which they explain their business idea and the competitive advantages it offers, together with a CV at www.wee.ie.edu.

A judges panel comprised of key players from the corporate and academic worlds, including directors from Siemens, will select the most innovative idea with the best potential, and the author of the winning business idea will receive a scholarship for IE’s Master in Management program. During the year spent doing the program the winner will have the opportunity to acquire all the skills and knowledge needed to put her project into practice and become a successful entrepreneur with a technology-driven business.

Deadline: 15 May 2012 (@11pm)

12
Mar

La Asociación de Alumnos de IE Business School, en colaboración con Accenture y con el IE Women in Business Club, organizó el pasado 8 de marzo la jornada ‘Get on Board! Consejos de Administración en Femenino’, para celebrar el Día Internacional  de la Mujer Trabajadora.

El evento contó con la participación de Diego del Alcázar, Presidente de IE, Vicente Moreno, Presidente de Accenture, y Laura Ruiz de Galarreta, Directora General de la Mujer de la Comunidad de Madrid, en la inauguración. Y en la mesa redonda sobre el ‘Presente y futuro de las mujeres en los Consejos de Administración’, participaron Ana García Fau, Presidenta del European Professional Women Network (EPWN); María Antonia Otero, Consejera de Jazztel; Monica Ridruejo, miembro del Consejo de Tecnocom S.A., del Grupo Nostrum RNL, S.A., y del International Advisory Board de IE; Susana Rodríguez Vidarte, Consejera de BBVA; y Isabel Torremocha, Directora de Operaciones (COO) en la Industria de Comunicaciones, Medios y Tecnologia (CMT) para Europa, Africa, Middle East y Latinoamerica y Consejera de Accenture. Este panel estuvo moderado por Celia de Anca, Directora del Centro de Gestión de la Diversidad de IE, y por Fernando Barnuevo, Presidente de la Asociación de Alumnos de IE y managing director de Kleinwort Benson Advisers.

Durante su intervención, Laura Ruiz de Galarreta señaló que las mujeres han dado pasos importantes en busca de la igualdad de oportunidades, pero aún queda “mucho camino por recorrer”. Ruiz de Galarreta recordó que, pese a que el 72% de los estudiantes universitarios son mujeres en la actualidad, tan sólo un 27% cursan carreras tecnológicas, sólo un 24% desarrollan una carrera política y la brecha salarial se sitúa en el 17% según Eurostat. La Directora General de la Mujer de la Comunidad de Madrid subrayó la importancia de la formación para las mujeres y mencionó el Programa Lidera que impulsa la Comunidad de Madrid para formar a mujeres directivas, en colaboración con escuelas de negocios, en el que ya han participado 4000 mujeres, 500 de ellas en IE Business School.

Ana García Fau, Presidenta del European Professional Women Network (EPWN) y Consejera Delegada de Yell Publicidad-Páginas Amarillas, destacó que, pese a que la mitad de las graduadas universitarias europeas son mujeres, cuando avanzan en la carrera directiva, tan sólo entre el 25% y el 35% ocupan puestos de mano intermedio y sólo el 3,2% acceden a puestos de alta dirección en grandes empresas europeas. María Antonia Otero, Consejera de Jazztel, destacó por su parte la importancia de constituir Consejos de Administración integrados por hombres y mujeres, de distintas nacionalidades y con diferentes backgrounds, para enriquecer los Boards y tener en cuenta distintos enfoques en la toma de decisiones. “La meritocracia es la clave del éxito”, indicó Otero.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 8, the IE Alumni Association, Accenture and the IE Women in Business Club organized the event ‘Get on Board! The Role of Women on Boards of Directors’ in order to celebrate International Women´s Day.

The event was attended by Diego del Alcázar, President of IE, Vicente Moreno, President of Accenture and Laura Ruiz de Galarreta, General Director of Diversity and Employment for the Madrid Community. There was a roundtable discussion about the present and future of women on Boards of Directors, which included Ana García Fau, President of the European Professional Women´s Network (EPWN), María Antonia Otero, Member of the Board of Directors of Jazztel, Monica Ridruejo, Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Tecnocom S.A.  and of the International Advisory Board of IE, Susana Rodríguez Vidarte, Member of the Board of Directors of BBVA and Isabel Torremocha, Partner and Member of the Board of Accenture and Director of Operations for the area of ​​Communication, Media & Technology for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The panel of speakers was moderated by Celia de Anca, Director of the Center for Diversity in Global Management of IE and Fernando Barnuevo, President of the IE Alumni Association and Managing Director of Kleinwort Benson Advisers.

Laura Ruiz de Galarreta noted in her opening speech that women have made significant steps in search of equal opportunities but that there is still “a long way to go.” She recalled that although 72% of college students today are women, only 27% are enrolled in career technology and only 24% develop a political career, whilst the pay gap stands at 17% according to Eurostat. She stressed the importance of training for women and referred to the Lead Program, which is promoted by the Community of Madrid to train women managers in collaboration with business schools. Some 4000 women have already participated in the program, more than 500 were from IE Business School.

Ana García Fau explained that only 25% to 35% of women gain intermediate positions and only 3.2% have access to senior management positions in large European companies, despite the fact that more than half of European University Graduates are women. María Antonia Otero stressed the importance of Boards of Directors to be composed of men and women of different nationalities and different backgrounds to enrich the Boards and consider different approaches to decision making. She concluded by saying that “meritocracy is the key to success”.

2
Feb

At the end of January, on a Friday evening, 36 IE students and alumni from various programs came together to enjoy an evening of wine tasting.  The event, which sold out in less than 48 hours, was a joint venture between IE Women in Business and IE Wine Industry Club and provided a fun and educational experience for the community by connecting IE students from different programs and language tracks. It also created awareness of both clubs.

The event  was partnered with Bodegas Bohórquez, whose vertical wine tasting showcased the role of the weather in wine production.  Bohórquez president, Javier Bohórquez, provided three vintages from 2004 – 2006 and talked the group through the differences between each vintage and their causes. By the end of a great evening participants had chosen their favourite wine and discussed their preferences with each other and Javier.

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Jun
IE Singapure Club

IE Singapore Club

IE Club Fair was held at early May with the purpose of integrating the students of new intakes into the activities of the clubs and offer them the chance of learning about the objectives of the clubs. Club representatives from 26 clubs were at the club fair in order to clarify the doubts and encourage the new students to join the clubs and help promoting activities within them. There were different types of clubs at the fair: geographic (such as India, Singapore and Colombia), functional (IEOut, Marketing and WIB), sectorial (Energy, Fashion & Luxury) and affinity (Dancing, Football and Sailing).

Once the club fair was over, the election process was opened so the students and alumni interested in joining the club board could present their candidatures. The candidates submitted their candidatures online at IE communities’ web page, besides presenting them through videos, posters and presentations to the club members where they explained their proposals and reasons to join the clubs.

Finally, the elections were held on 16-23 May for those clubs which had more than six candidates interested in joining the board. The voting process was done through http://portal.ie.edu web page. After elections, new representatives elected a president among themselves and decided the other positions and duties depending on the needs of the clubs.

IE Partners Club

Durante el mes de Mayo, la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos cumpliendo su misión de facilitar una plataforma de oportunidades para alumnos y antiguos alumnos organizó la Feria de Clubes y llevó a cabo las elecciones de los Clubes que realizan actividades dentro del campus de IE.

La Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos organizó una Feria de Clubes a principios de Mayo con el objetivo de integrar a los nuevos estudiantes en las actividades de los clubes y ofrecerles la oportunidad de conocer a fondo las funciones de cada club. En el evento se presentaron 26 clubes de los diferentes tipos: geográficos (tales como los de India, Singapur y Colombia), funcionales (IEOUt, Marketing y WIB),   sectoriales (Energy, Fashion & Luxury) y de afinidad (Dancing, Footbal y Sailing) los cuales durante tres días expusieron sus objetivos y actividades para todos los interesados.

IE India Club

IE India Club

Al finalizar la feria de clubes se abrió el proceso de elecciones donde los estudiantes y antiguos alumnos interesados en ser miembro de la junta directiva de algún club presentaron sus candidaturas. Los candidatos presentaron sus candidaturas online en las IE communities, además expusieron sus propuestas y razones para ser elegidos a través de las páginas web del IE, en vídeos y/o presentaciones a los miembros del club.

Finalmente, se realizaron las elecciones entre el 16 y 23 de Mayo, de aquellos clubes que tenían más de seis miembros interesados en formar parte de la junta directiva. Las votaciones de los clubes se hicieron a través de la página web http://portal.ie.edu. Después de las elecciones, los nuevos miembros elegidos, designaron un presidente entre ellos y se distribuyeron el resto de los cargos entre los miembros restantes.

10
Mar

Once again Accenture and IE celebrated International Women’s Day with a joint event. Vicente Moreno and Diego del Alcázar accompanied the Madrid regional authorities’ Councilor for Education in the opening ceremony, Lucía Figar.

This year we wanted to celebrate the day by talking about opportunities and about how women approach entrepreneurship, hence we had a panel comprised of top-tier women entrepreneurs. Ana María Llopis was a trailblazer for women’s leadership in Spain, as evidenced by her achievements at Procter & Gamble, Banesto, Santander and, rather fittingly, Playtex!  Rosa María Oriol de Tous, who heads TOUS, is an example of how easy and how difficult it is to be an entrepreneur.  Maria Cordón, IE MBA alum (1994), successfully overcame challenges to take Quirón clinics to a 10 times higher turnover. Teresa Gonzalo launched her own company, Ambiox Biotech, aimed at developing medicines that provide social benefits. She created the firm after completing her Master in Biotechnology Management in 2008, and has already received several prestigious awards.

We were also treated to some valuable insights from Maika Sánchez, who works for the Red Cross providing support for disadvantaged women who want to set up their own business. Juan José Guemes, President of IE’s International Center for Entrepreneurial Management, talked to us about how difficult it is to create companies in Spain, and even more so for women in Africa. Finally, Diego Sánchez de León gave us some excellent advice on how to manage diversity.

Those of you who were unable to attend missed a great event, packed with good advice and tremendously enriching insights. It is impossible to summarize everything said, which is why we decided to pick out some key points and conclusions, many of which were reiterated throughout the event.

“Fortune favors the well-prepared mind.”

“Natural evolution, history and education have left women with a natural inclination to stay at home with their children. In order to launch an entrepreneurship project, women need a very strong will to overcome this impulse and succeed in business.”

“A good business plan played a key role in achieving these prizes, which will now probably help us to attract funding.”

“Diversity is not black or white. Ask for what you need, don’t expect people to be able to guess.”

“We no longer have to hunt bears to eat, we can go to the local supermarket, and a baby, even when it is at the all eating and no communication stage, can be looked after perfectly well by its father. “

“It’s always possible to do more. But the important thing is to compare yourself only with yourself.  If you are working at your full potential, you should be proud.”

“The most important thing is the results, not the way you do your work, and it is better to talk about anti-discrimination measures rather than equality.”

*This photo by Bruno Galindo is published in Yo Dona / Esta foto de Bruno Galindo fue publicada en Yo Dona

“Africa’s solution does not lie in donations or charity, it lies in entrepreneurship.” Graça Machel


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14
Feb

On Friday IE Business School and Global Summit of Women organized the Women Legacies forum.

At 4 pm, the aula magna was full of women willing to listen to Maite Ballester, Partner and Managing Director, 3i Spain, Isabel Linares, CEO Telemadrid, Marieta del Rivero, Vice President, Telefonica Worldwide Business, Nokia and Ruth Díaz, CEO entradas.com.

After an introduction conducted by Margarita Alonso, Director of Alumni & Careers at IE Business School, Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women moderated a panel where the speakers shared their experiences and points of view regarding professional development.

Following are mentioned some of the points commented in the conference

–          To achieve happiness, some of the most important things are: being recognized and love what you do (Maite Ballester), find the balance (Ruth Díaz) enjoy your time (Isabel Linares) have any hobby outside work (Marieta del Rivero)

–          The definition of a leader goes along with the fact of obtaining a 100% of your team and fulfilling spots that have to be covered (Ruth Diaz). At the same, time Maite Ballester highlighted that a leader can be trained and is not just innate to certain people.

–          It is crucial to share the values and vision your company has and being human.

–          As a recommendation, the speakers told the audience to maximize their presence where they are so they will be a 100% when they are at home and the same at the office taking into account hat every election carries together a sacrifice. There is always an opportunity cost inherent to each choice.

It was really an inspiring afternoon @ IE

IE Business School y Global Summit of Women organizaron el pasado viernes la conferencia Women Legacies forum.

A las 4 de la tarde, una abarrotada aula maga se disponía a escuchar las experiencias profesionales  de 4 grandes directivas:  Maite Ballester, Partner and Managing Director, 3i Spain, Isabel Linares, CEO Telemadrid, Marieta del Rivero, Vice President, Telefonica Worldwide Business, Nokia y Ruth Díaz, CEO entradas.com.

Tras a bienvenida realizada por Margarita Alonso, Director of Alumni & Careers de IE Business School, Irene Natividad, President de the Global Summit of Women moderó el panel en el que las ponentes compartieron con la audiencia sus opiniones y punto de vista relacionados con el desarrollo profesional de la mujer.

Estos fueron algunos de los puntos más relevantes escuchados durante la tarde

–          Para alcanzar la felicidad, algunas de las cosas más importantes son: ser reconocido y amar lo que haces (Maite Ballester), encontrar el equilibrio personal/profesional (Ruth Díaz) disfrutar de tu tiempo (Isabel Linares) tener algún hobby más allá del trabajo (Marieta del Rivero)

–          La definición de un líder va de la mano de su capacidad de obtener el 100% de su equipo y cubrir los espacios que puedan quedar al descubierto (Ruth Diaz). Al mismo tiempo, Maite Ballester subrayó que el liderazgo puede ser una habilidad que se adquiere a través del entrenamiento y no innata a la persona.

–          Es crucial compartir los valores y la visión de la empresa en la que te encuentras si ralamente quieres progresar en la misma. Al mismo tiempo, una de las características que debe primar en un alto ejecutivo es la humanidad.

–          Como recomendación, las ponentes sugirieron a la audiencia maximizar su presencia tanto en el trabajo como en casa; estar al 100% en casa cuando estés es casa y lo mismo en la oficina. De este modo ser consigue la efectividad. Todo ello teniendo en cuenta que cada elección conlleva sacrificios y pérdidas de algún tipo. Todo tiene un coste y solo asumiéndolos tendremos éxito en nuestras elecciones.

Una tarde Inspiradora en IE

1
Dic

TALENTO FEMENINO DESPUÉS DE LOS 40

Escrito el 1 Diciembre 2010 por Alumni en Functional Area

A talk was held on 27 October on the topic that is on everybody’s lips at the present time, “Female talent after 40: how to promote your professional career”. It was given by experts in the subject: Gemma Medrano, Director and Partner of BLC Consultoría, which specialises in consultancy services and training in Diversity and Equality; and María Pizzuto, Director and Partner of Reskilling, a company in the BLC Group, specialised in consultancy services for Professional Re-direction and Career Transition.

Gemma Medrando opened the talk by reflecting on the current situation and analysing the main internal and external barriers that impede a woman’s professional career, including, among others: gender roles, pressure from the professional/family environment, a woman’s ambition, availability in the organisation and the absence of role models.

Maria Pizzuto completed an exercise to position the professional project in the life project, clarifying the expectations and priorities of the latter. She presented the keys for identifying female talent and visualising career potential, listing the elements needed to promote it: the conceptualisation of the professional value, the definition of the personal brand and how to define the project you want. References were made to real cases of women who managed to return to and/or promote their professional career after the age of 40, analysing the actions and success strategies they used. At the end of the talk, a spontaneous networking session began and revealed the interest in the subject matter among those in attendance.

El 27 de Octubre se celebró la charla de gran actualidad “El talento femenino a partir de los 40: Como impulsar la carrera profesional”, Fue impartida por expertas en el tema, Gemma Medrano, Socia Directora de BLC Consultoría, especialista en asesoría y formación en Diversidad e Igualdad; y María Pizzuto, Socia Directora de Reskilling empresa del Grupo BLC, especializada en el asesoramiento en Re-Orientación Profesional y Transición de Carrera.

Gemma Medrando inicio la jornada reflexionando sobre el contexto actual y analizando las principales barreras internas y externas que dificultan la evolución de la carrera profesional de la mujer, como: roles de genero, presión del entorno profesional/ familiar, la ambición de la mujer, la disponibilidad en la organización, la ausencia de Role Models, entre otras.

Maria Pizzuto, realizó un ejercicio para situar el proyecto profesional en el proyecto de vida, permitiendo clarificar en éste, expectativas y prioridades. Presentó las claves para identificar el talento femenino y visualizar su potencialidad en la carrera, detallando los elementos para impulsarla: la conceptualización del valor profesional, la definición de la marca personal, o como definir el proyecto que se quiere. Se compartieron casos reales de mujeres que lograron re-incorporarse y/o impulsar su carrera profesional a partir de los 40, analizando las acciones y estrategias de éxito que se llevaron a cabo. Al cierre de la jornada, se genero un Netwoking espontáneo, con el que  se evidencio el interés por el tema tratado entre las asistentes.

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Jul

Beth Cabrera, President, Cabrera Insights

In the past organizational psychology focused on addressing negative attitudes or treating the symptoms of stress or depression. New trends recommend adopting a more positive approach, with recent research focusing on success, happiness and the benefits they bring to corporations.

Doctor Cabrera explained how a positive approach in life gives a broader vision and helps us make better decisions. She pointed out how if we hear a car horn in the middle of the road our concentration is drawn to it we lose general perspective.

There are other benefits to having this attitude in life. It is easier to make friend and therefore to network, it helps to build resilience (this reminded me of the address given by Dr. Rojas Marcos!) better health, less blood pressure, a better immune system, and longevity!

Happiness is 50% genetic. A further 10% is due to what happens around us, and the rest is up to us. We can control it in terms of our thoughts and actions. We can use a positive attitude to improve relations, to focus on our strengths. To add gratitude, mindfulness and purpose to our lives can really help!

Elisa Martinez de Miguel, Director, Neumann International
Every professional has to use all the weapons they have at hand to reach out. Professional networks and online tools are also critical for women.

Visibility is something women have to work on:” Be Visible, therefore credible and therefore profitable”. Women have to build a personal brand of trust. Women have to strengthen their own skills.

A positive realistic attitude is always very useful, but particularly in crisis. To be jobless at some stage can be a good opportunity to take some steps back in order to get a run up. It is important in these moments to review our expectations and also mobility.

A break in your career is an excellent opportunity to rethink your life, review long-term priorities, to study again or to focus on possible alternatives.


Marijo Bos, Bos Advisors Leadership and President, European PWN

“How you make yourself indispensable if you want to be indispensable”. Self awareness is the key. You have to learn what represents happiness and success for you, yourself, realistically. This will help you to take control of your profession to shape your job.

Connectivity and the way in which we can influence others are key for making ourselves indispensable. Delegation is another thing we have to get round to. It is impossible to take on new responsibilities if we do not free up something first, and this applies both at home and in the office.

It is disappointing to see the percentages of women in Spanish corporations. Unfortunately there are too many firms in which women comprise 80% of work force but where there is not one woman on the board, or even in a senior management position.

With regard to the wage gap, it is partly women’s fault. Marijo gave us a very relevant quote: “Nice girls don’t ask”. She also mentioned the comment made by a top manager: “I love to work with executive women because they do not request a salary increase at the end of the year and they do not negotiate bonuses”.

Further to the issue about physical presence that was raised during the Q&A, this expert mentioned the case of Sodexo, a truly diverse company where they decided to have the job descriptions rewritten by women. These days, we all know that thanks to online access there is no need to be in the office all day long.!

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