About IE Women Initiative

IE shapes leaders with global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a humanistic approach to drive innovation and change in organizations.

Many scholars and policy makers have noted that women have historically been underrepresented in the fields of Business and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Therefore, the degree of contribution of women to these fields has been under much debate. A lot of focus is being given to reduce this disparity with researchers coming up with strategies to improve this ratio by socio-psychological interventions.

More women in the classroom means more women in future top positions and more women becoming entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers in the global sphere.

The IE Women initiative flourished with the work of IE Faculty, researchers, IE student clubs, IE alumni and IE staff, to design the best possible tools to attract and retain women talent in business, to further understand what holds women back in the business and STEM world and together find the best paths to inspire confidence and advance women along their pursuit of success.

Celia de Anca

Dr. Celia de Anca

Center for Diversity in Global Management