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LGBT@Work Conference - July 4, 2019

by IE Out & Allies Club

Off Campus

Thu, 04 Jul 2019, 6:00 PM –

Fri, 05 Jul 2019, 12:00 AM

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Casa de America: Entrance through Calle Marques del Duero, 2

Plaza Cibeles, s/n, Madrid 28014, Spain




LGBT@Work Conference & Networking Cocktail After Party
2019 Theme: "Inclusive Leadership"
Casa de America
July 4, 2019

Since 2006, IEOut & Allies Club, IE University's student-led LGBTQ+ & Allies organization, has proudly presented LGBT@Work, the longest running LGBT+ work conference in Europe, and 3rd largest business school LGBT+ Conference in the world.

The goal of LGBT@Work is to promote the free exchange of ideas and provide a unique networking platform for LGBTQ+ students, professionals, and allies. Speakers, sponsors, and attendees from all around the world join LGBT@Work, creating a truly diverse, international, and welcoming learning experience.

LGBT@Work is taking place July 4th, during the heart of Madrid Pride! 
Madrid Pride, popularly known in Spanish as the Orgullo Gay de Madrid and its acronym MADO, is the annual LGBTQ+ pride festival hosted in Chueca, Madrid's historic LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Each year, Madrid Pride takes place during the weekend immediately following June 28, the International Day of LGBT Pride.

2019 THEME: "Inclusive Leadership"
On July 4th, leading LGBT+ professionals from around the world will share their company's best practices, present insight reports, and even walk us through their own personal coming out journeys, sharing what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the industries they represent.

The Conference includes opening remarks delivered by IE University's Executive President, Santiago Iñiguez, an award ceremony, Tedx-Style speeches from globally diverse, gender balanced, LGBTQ+ representative speakers from multiple industries, and a networking after party which includes a tapas-style dinner, open bar, and dancing, and opportunities to directly network with International Corprate Recruters seeking highly qualified LGBTQ and ALLY talent. As a conference participant, you are eligible to submit your CV to the official 2019 LGBT@Work CV Book which will be distributed to our 2019 Corporate Sponsor Recruiting Specialists. Last year, CV Books were given to companies including Google, Amadeus, SAP, and McKinsey & Company (just to name a few) - and most importantly, some of our attendees who participated in the LGBT@Work CV Book were offered job interviews and in some cases were HIRED!

Ticket Price Includes:              
Networking Cocktail after party with attendees, speakers, and corporate sponsors           
Refreshments, dinner tapas-style & open bar

To find out more information about LGBT@Work 2019, please visit our website: 
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Gian Reis

Lead Latin America for Lifetime Customer Experience


Gian Venturini Reis is current Lead Latin America for the Lifetime Customer Experience at SAP. Member of Pride@SAP Core team at SAP Labs Latin America and Design Thinking Coach.

Graduated in Business, post-degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship and currently attending another post-degree in Strategic Design and Social Innovation.


Gian is a dreamer, non-conformist and passionate about customer success, innovation, diversity and people development.


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Jose Alberto Pino

Home Care Marketing Director, Latin America


Jose Alberto Pino is Dow Latin America Home Care Marketing Director in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he also has served to Dow as Digital Marketplace Center, Customer Experience and Commercial Discipline Director Latin America and Consumer Value Chain Manager for the same Region. Additional to his roles, Alberto is a corporate advocate for LGBT+ Rights in the workplace, starting GLAD (Dow ERG for LGBT+ and allies) in Mexico in 2012 and as Co-Founder of Pride Connection Mexico in 2014, and committee member until 2018 curating their national summit on 2017 and 2018 editions. Nowadays he supports as NGO liaison for Dow globally.


He was Named as 2nd LGBT Leader of the Future by Financial Times and OUTStanding in London UK on October 2018, he has been speaker in the past 3 editions of Out&Equal (Orlando, Philadelphia and Seattle) representing the needs and work in Latin America and has supported several companies in developing their own policies and trainings for LGBT+ inclusion at work (PEMEX, Fox Latin America, Walmart, PEPSICO amongst others)


He is a Chemist graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico and holds a Master in Cosmetic Dermo pharmacy Formulation from Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Industria Farmaceutica, CESIF from Madrid, Spain.

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Sabine Stokar von Neuforn

Senior Regional Vice President International Transformation Programs


Sabine is part of the Salesforce Ohana since 8 years and leads and consults various Field Sales and Service functions with teams across Europe. Her focus is the organization of business transformation programs and driving global value propositions for customers across International markets.

Looking back at vast and diverse work experience of 20+ years in International management in various Sales Leadership Roles.

Sabine is a high energy executive who thrives in fast moving and transforming environments with a proven track record of driving successful sales performance optimization and value creation. She is a strong Sales Programs & Operations professional with profound program and project management expertise in the internet industry.

As an authentic and inspiring leader she thrives to build and motivate extraordinary team performance by hiring great people. Key career focus is on mentoring and empowering young leaders and talents, paired with a constant observation of innovation and “societal” changes.

In Salesforce Sabine leads Outforce, the LGBT network of Salesforce Employees and friends, in Germany.

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Antonia Belcher

Founding Partner


Antonia has 40 plus years’ experience in the construction and property industries and leads her own business that she formed in 2007. Transitioning in 2000/2003 in a very male dominated working environment, where there was no history or visible LGBT influences to draw on, she presses for positive change for LGBT+ good in all business spheres, but especially in her chosen career path of Surveying.


A Board Director of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust, Diversity Role Models, Terrence Higgins Trust, and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, and advisor to other organizations, she particularly seeks equal opportunities for Women/LGBT+ within the Construction Industry, which has of course been aside of business generally slow to react to such.


She was shortlisted in 2017 for the Gay Times‘ Success in Entrepreneurship’ Gary Frisch award and in 2018 nominated in the NatWest British LGBT Awards – Inspiration Leader category – and nominated amongst a group of “exceptional surveyors from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) ”to celebrate their 150thAnniversary, showcasing significant and positive impact that surveyors have made to society through those 150 years.

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Marion Mulder

Workplace Pride/Muldimedia

Co-Founder And Board Member and Partner

Marion Mulder is Co-Founder and Board Member of Workplace Pride, a foundation for LGBTI inclusion at work which brings together over 70 companies and governmental organisations worldwide. Within Workplace Pride her focus is on both women and on tech. This is a volunteer position.


Through her company MuldiMedia, Marion helps organisations leverage digital technology, especially Chatbots, Voice Assistants, AI & AR, for optimal Customer Service.

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Alex Kalomparis

Vice-President, Public Affairs, EMEA


In January 2017 Alex joined Gilead Sciences as Vice President for Public Affairs responsible for all communications and patient advocacy activities across Europe, Middle East and Australia. Alex has held senior communication roles with a number of consumer and pharmaceutical companies including Unilever, Rolls Royce, Novartis, Roche, Astrazeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. Before he was drawn into the communications world, Alex started his career as a Biochemical engineer.



Alex is a founding member of Gilead’s LGBTQ+ Alliance in EMEA. He has secured resources to deliver a programme of activities to support the company’s core value of inclusion. Alex has been leading on a partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Key Populations Fund which supports LGBTQ+ NGOs across the Eastern Europe region in order to reduce stigma associated with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community and being HIV positive. Additionally he works with the Diana Award organisation on their anti-bullying campaign for young people in general and young LGBT+ people in particular.

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Sergey Gorbatov

Director General Manager Development


With over 15 years of experience, Sergey has delivered results in a wide spectrum of roles ranging from HR Operations to Compensation & Benefits to General HR. Yet his strongest expertise lies in Talent, Leadership and Organization Development. Having performed in the HQ, regional and affiliate organizations, Sergey has first-hand knowledge of operating in multinational matrix environments at companies like AbbVie, PMI and Shell.

Sergey earned his MA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at Orel State University in Russia, complemented with an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at VU Amsterdam. He teaches, speaks and writes about the complex science of human performance, while keeping it simple. His recent book, FairTalk, makes the hard task of giving feedback easy.

A true traveler at heart, Sergey is passionate about cultures, diversity, and languages. A Russian native, Sergey has lived and worked in the United States, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland.

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Miren Garay

Global Projects Director


Miren Garay has extensive experience in project management and operational management, in the field of large corporations addressing organizational and structural changes at a global level. With a great focus on the client, both external and internal, and great background on management of wide diverse teams.

Currently managing a global project for Sodexo, an organization with €20,4M turnover and 460,000 employees, developing different functions, managing multicultural teams, and supporting more than 30 countries.

Bachelor and Master’s in Business Administration (BBA & MBA) from ESADE.

Leader and referent of the LGBT+ Network of Sodexo Spain since 2018.

Member of the REDI board of directors (Red Empresarial por la Diversidad e Inclusión LGBTI+), as Treasurer, since February 2018, representing Sodexo, one of the founding companies of REDI.

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Santiago Iñiguez

Executive President

IE University

Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño is Executive President of IE University. As Executive President, he is heading the strategy of the five schools comprising this institution. He is also driving further internationalization coupled with a special focus on developing new formats for the integration of learning and technology, consolidating long-life learning projects, establishing international agreements to create learning platforms with leading universities, and setting up new programs that attract talent and further raise levels of diversity on campus. Santiago stepped down as Dean of IE Business School in January 2017. Santiago joined IE Business School in 1991 as professor of Strategic Management. He served as Director of External Relations from 1995 to 2004, when he was appointed Dean of the School, which under his leadership has positioned itself as a leading center of learning for managers and entrepreneurs, being ranked No. 1 in the world of Online MBAs. Santiago has also been the driving force behind IE’s strategic alliances with universities like Ivy League member Brown University (US), and the creation of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, a platform for premium executive education programs run jointly with Financial Times. Santiago has served since the summer as Chairman of AACSB, an international accrediting body based in the US, being the first dean of a non-US School to hold the position. IE University, which is ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for graduate employ-ability (Times Higher Education, November 2016), runs education programs with a markedly international focus in the fields of management, law, architecture, international relations, human sciences and technology. IE University has campuses in Madrid and Segovia, and a student body comprised of 131 nationalities. He has been portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally.” Santiago holds a Degree in Law, a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy and Jurisprudence (Complutense University, Spain) and an MBA from IE Business School. He was a Recognized Student at the University of Oxford, UK. Santiago is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences and one of LinkedIn’s 500 Global Influencers.

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Keisha Bell


Keisha Bell is Managing Director and Head of Diverse Talent Management and Advancement at DTCC, where she is responsible for recruiting and retaining best diverse talent and developing DTCC’s next generation of leaders through focused sponsorships and talent advancement strategies. She believes in changing mindsets, forging progressive practices, and views each employee as an agent of change. Keisha partners with business leaders to identify diverse talent across all levels focusing on their growth and mobility, and with Human Resources to ensure diversity and inclusion are fully integrated into working practices. Additionally, Keisha also leads Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility for DTCC.


Most recently, Keisha was Managing Director of DTCC’s Risk Management Reporting, Governance, Analysis and Program Management group. She successfully led Board and Management Risk Committees, regulatory, audit and compliance reporting, management control testing, and program management of the Financial and Technology Risk initiatives. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Wealth Management Services. She was also a member of DTCC’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, a founding leader of the LGBTQA professional network and represented DTCC at The Alliance, an inaugural gathering of the world’s most influential LGBTQ leaders held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Keisha has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning broker/dealer operations, technology transformations, program management and business analysis. She earned her B.S. in Organizational Behavior from New York University.

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Muneer Panjwani

The Trevor Project

Muneer Panjwani is the Head of Corporate Development for The Trevor Project, where he leads corporate development strategy for the worlds largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people. He has extensive experience building long-term partnerships with Fortune 100 companies like AT&T, Toyota, Wells Fargo, United Airlines, Macy's and Coca-Cola that have earned numerous Halo Awards from The Cause Marketing Forum.


Prior to Trevor, Muneer led business development at, and founded (and still runs), a diversity and inclusion consultancy that puts measuring fairness at the center of all D&I work. Muneer is a trained D&I facilitator having designed and led hundreds of anti-bias and diversity trainings globally. An avid traveler, Muneer lives in New York City but is often found planning his next trip abroad to reach his goal of exploring 40 countries by his 40th.

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Andy Dent

Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion

Clyde & Co

Andy Dent is Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion (CR&I) at Clyde & Co, where he is responsible for delivering the firms CR&I strategy working with stakeholder at all levels along with client and external partners. In particular working with various external stakeholders such as Aspiring Solicitors, Stonewall and mygowrk to ensure Clyde & Co are seen as an employee of choice, have access to the best talent and play their part in progressing the broader D&I agenda within the legal sector.


Andy believes that achievements can be measured in many ways, and often it's the smallest things that can make the biggest difference, but does acknowledge a few particular career highlights. Andy considers it a huge privilege to have worked on some of the diversity and inclusion initiatives for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2014 Andy worked on Freshfields submission for the Stonewall Equality Index which ultimately saw Freshfields listed in the Index for the first time and the first magic circle firm to do.



Andy has over 15 years experience as a diversity and inclusion specialist and more recently has taken on role which includes Corporate Responsibility as well. Using his own experiences Andy has always taken a very pragmatic approach to diversity and inclusion believing you have to bring people to the table and engage with them if you are to achieve the desired outcome. Andy admits there is still a lot of work to do, but also thinks it important to acknowledge the considerable progress the legal sector in the UK has made in the last decade. For Andy it is all about making a difference everyday, regardless of how big or small that difference may be, and always looking forward.


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