Last Wednesday, the IE Women in Business Club hosted the second round of its 2017 Dinner Series at Club Alma Sensai, a private women’s club. After sharing a welcome drink in one of the beautiful salons of the club, we opened the floor to our four guest speakers: Susana Ibanez (Advertising and Marketing Director at Condé Nast), Cristina Feliu and Eva Iglesias, (respectively Head of Communications Western Europe and Head of Global Accounts at Mastercard), and Emma Fernandez, (Managing Partner at Kleinrock Adivsors and former VP of Indra).
We learned some invaluable things from the personal and professional experience of our guests, including “focus on continually building your network, men are better than women at this and we should not overlook its importance”, also “learn to play by the rules of the organization you are working for, it is important to understand how to navigate your environment in order to make your way up the ladder” and finally “it is crucial to keep balance in your life, you need to be happy overall if you want to be successful in your job and shouldn’t sacrifice family or hobbies to get there.”
We left Club Alma Sensai feeling uplifted and energized! As the icing on the cake, we all received a surprise goody bag from Dior!
Our next dinner will be tech-focused and will take place on the 19th of April, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first informed!