About the Dinner Series
The IE Women in Business Club organize bi-weekly industry themed dinners. The dinners are aimed at strengthening the network of women at IE and have gained exponential traction over the years. The format will be four professionals and 15 graduate students in an intimate gathering, fostering an environment of authenticity.
Past events have included executives from: L’Oreal, Mastercard, LVMH, Accenture, McKinsey & Co, BBVA, IKEA, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Deliveroo, and Cabify to name a few.
How to Apply
Due to the high popularity of these dinners, participants will have to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in this field by answering a question in the application. After submitting your application you will be put on a waiting list until the registration is closed. Successful candidates will be notified and have the opportunity to buy their ticket within 24 hours upon notification from the IE Women in Business Club. If a student fails to do so by the deadline, the spot will be given to the next person in line.
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Blanca Ferrero Rodríguez
VP Innovation, Digital & IT at MasterCard
Blanca is currently Senior VP in Mastercard leading Strategic Relationship with BBVA for Digital Services and Innovation. Her career is focused on the Digital Payments, eCommerce and Push Payments sector; for both, issuing and acquiring sides of the business with international scope.
She has held former positions working for Telefonica as Chief Customer Officer (JV Telefonica & Mastercard | Tu Dinero Movil, Peru), Head of Product Design and Customer Care (JV LaCaixa, Santander and Telefonica | Yaap, Spain) and Global Head of Product (JV Telefonica & Mastercard | Wanda, LATAM). She also previously worked as a Manager for PricewaterHouseCoopers Business Consultancy for Telecom & Media sectors.
Team Lead at EY wavespace Madrid Artificial Intelligence Center
Veronika is a team lead at EY wavespace Artificial Intelligence center, focused primarily on next generation data visualization. She's an alumni of IE University and is currently a professor at IE Data Science Bootcamp.
Technical Leader Onshore Wind
Master´s Degree in Industrial Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Final Project in PM Group, Ireland (Erasmus grant).
Purchasing Department in Robert Bosch in Belgium.
Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Technology for Sustainable Development by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Working for GE since 2011. As a Commercial Manager for GE Energy Management in UK and Ireland from 2011 to 2014. And as Technical Leader in GE Renewables Wind Onshore in Madrid from 2014 to the present.
With GE Renewables I have signed Turbine Supply Contracts in 6 countries: UK, Croatia, Sweden, Serbia, Israel and Spain. Shortly Greece.
Passionate traveler, I enjoy trekking, scuba diving and photography. I have recently discovered backpacking alone and I love it!
Head of Personal Care
Clara is an engineer and IE MBA holder, with more than 10 years’ experience in Business Development roles. She has worked in very diverse industries (automobile, railway, pharma and retail) and countries (Germany, France, Kazakhstan and US). She is currently leading the Personal Care business for Amazon in Spain, company highly commitment in empowering women. She actively participates in initiatives to ensure equal opportunities for women, being Technovation her latest challenge. This project offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders.