Entradas Etiquetadas con ‘International Women’s Day’

15
Mar

MUJERES SIN MIEDO / FEARLESS WOMEN

Escrito el 15 marzo 2013 por Alumni en Special Events

Día de la Mujer 2La Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del IE con la colaboración de Accenture reunieron en Madrid el pasado 8 de marzo a más de 300 mujeres en un evento organizado con motivo del día internacional de la mujer 2013 en IE Business School. La jornada se desarrolló bajo el título de Mujeres sin miedo y para ello se contó con 4 mujeres pioneras en sus profesiones como la deportista, antigua alumna del Programa Superior de Coaching Ejecutivo 2012 y profesora de IE Edurne Pasabán; la política Rosa Díez; la empresaria María Benjumea y la periodista Rosa María Calaf compartieron sus experiencias y opiniones sobre el mundo profesional para las mujeres. Las ponentes, mujeres que han roto moldes, nos contaron como construyeron el éxito fuera del marco establecido, abriendo nuevos caminos, y lanzaron mensajes motivadores para todas las mujeres como el de “con la actitud correcta, creyendo en nosotras mismas, con fuerza y trabajo, somos capaces de cualquier cosa, porque tenemos talento”.

Día de la Mujer

La jornada fue inaugurada por Diego del Alcázar, Presidente del IE y clausurado por Vicente Moreno, Presidente de Accenture.

El evento fue retransmitido por streaming a varias aulas del IE y seguido por muchas antiguas alumnas en diferentes países.

Día de la Mujer 1

The IE Alumni Association, in collaboration with Accenture, celebrated International Women´s Day 2013 at IE Business School on the 8th of March, with more than 300 guests. The conference, titled Fearless women, was designed around four women who are considered pioneers in their chosen careers. The invited speakers included: Edurne Pasabán, Athlete, Coach and former student of the IE Executive Coaching Programme (2012), Rosa Díez, Co-Founder of the Union for Democracy and Progress, María Benjumea, President of Infoempleo and Rosa María Calaf, Journalist. They shared their personal experiences as women who have successfully broken the mold and built groundbreaking careers. They agreed that with the right attitude, self-belief and hard work, we are capable of achieving anything as we have all the necessary skills.

The conference was inaugurated by Diego del Alcázar, President of IE, and closed by Vicente Moreno, President of Accenture.

The event was also streamed live in several IE classrooms and followed online by many former students throughout the world.

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”.

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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