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4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference: Leading Forward

Mon, 02 Mar 2020

5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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Calle Moreno Nieto, 2, Madrid 28005, Spain

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4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference & Networking Cocktail 

2020 Theme: Leading Forward

Google Campus for Startups

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 17h 

The IE Women in Business Club is thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference. The half-day conference brings together students, alumni, faculty, and professionals from across the globe to discuss some of the most important issues affecting not only women in business, but the workplace in general.


For the past 4 years, the IE Women in Business Club has proudly organized our Women in Leadership Conference. This year our theme is ‘Leading Forward’ and we will focus on how past experiences shape our future and how we can move forward to become better leaders in the future. The purpose of the conference is to empower our attendees to become the best leaders they can be, to encourage them to become better allies of women in the workplace and women in general, and to push them to lead forward.
The goal of the conference is to promote the free exchange of ideas and provide a unique networking platform for students, professionals, and supporters. Speakers, sponsors, and attendees from all around the world join the conference, creating a truly diverse, international, and welcoming learning experience.


Monday, March 2nd beginning at 17h00.


Google Campus for Startups in Madrid
Calle Moreno Nieto, 2, 28005 Madrid


EVERYONE. We encourage all men, women, and gender non-binary individuals of all ages to attend. Topics are inclusive and we will have female and male speakers.



The Conference includes opening remarks and a conversation between Nathalie Picquot, CEO of Twitter Spain & Portugal and Board Member of Inspiring Girls, and Teresa Martín-Retortillo, Executive President at IE Exponential Learning. We will be including speeches and panels from a diverse group of speakers from multiple industries (see the event page and website for the full speaker list), and a networking after party which includes a tapas, open bar, and opportunities to directly network with our speakers, corporate sponsors, and other attendees and supporters. 

Topics to be discussed:
  • Best Mistakes
  • Why Men Matter? – Why and how men can be active allies to women and leaders in gender equality initiatives
  • Breaking Biases
  • Evolution of Success: Intergenerational panel on how the definition of success has changed throughout their career/life
  • Gender Across Cultures: Cross-cultural panel on how perceptions of gender equality vary 


Thanks to our incredible sponsors and partners, we are able to offer this event completely FREE to all attendees. Capacity is limited, so get your ticket ASAP. In order to reserve your spot, we only ask that you make a small donation. A minimum donation of 5€ is mandatory. All proceeds will be donated to the incredible Inspiring Girls Foundation, an organization that seeks to increase the self-esteem and professional ambitions of girls through role models and gives them visibility on the variety of professions and jobs while showing them that being a woman means no limitations for them.

Ticket Includes:              
  • Conference                                    
  • Networking Cocktail after party with attendees, speakers, and corporate sponsors           
  • Tapas & open bar
  • All ticket donations will be donated to the Inspiring Girls Foundation
To find out more information about the 4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference, please visit our website:

To get more information on the other events at IE International Women’s Week click here

Can't wait to see you there! 

IE Women in Business Club
Because gender equality in the workplace isn’t a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.

Food Provided (Tapas and Beverages/Cocktails will be provided during the networking hour from 21h-22.30h. )

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Nathalie Picquot

CEO - Spain & Portugal


Directora General Twitter Spain & Portugal. Board Member of Inspiring Girls Foundation.

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Teresa Martín-Retortillo

Executive President at IE Exponential Learning

IE University

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Evan Lai

Regional General Manager - France, Spain & Portugal


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Pilar Aurrecoechea

Senior VP, Global Account Director


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Pedro Polo

CEO - Spain


CEO Mercer Spain. IMBA Alumni. 

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Alba Herrero

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HR Director


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Maria Valenzuela

Head of Global Content Strategy & Partnerships


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Marta Anadón Rosinach

General Manager

Uber Eats

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Patricia Gabaldon

Academic Director

IE University

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Margaret Chen


Optimus Horizon

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María Emma Mejía Vélez

Former Colombian Ambassador to the United Nations

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Maya Helbaoui

Head of Public Affairs

Roche Lebanon

IE Women International Board Member. IE IMBA Alumni.

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Patrice Juah

Current IE Masters Student - Masters in International Relations

IE School of Global & Public Affairs

Current IE Masters Student - Masters in International Relations. Communications & Knowledge Management Consultant. 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, former Miss Liberia and Girl’s Education Advocate. Poet & Author

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Laurence Fontinoy

CEO & Co-Founder


CEO & Co-Founder of WOOM, an ovulation and fertility app for women. Top 10 Most Innovative Startup in Spain. Former Director of Marketing at Google Spain and eBay Spain.

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Amelie de Marsily

Academic Director, Center for Health, Well-Being & Happiness

IE University

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Martin Boehm


IE Business School

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Marta Williams Denegre

CEO and Founder

Williams and Associates

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Carmela Gómez Castelao

Head of Global Open Market



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