IE celebrates International Women’s Day with a week of events addressing gender equality.
IE University’s students, alumni, staff and faculty organized a week of events to honor International Women’s Day, including topic-oriented lunches, book signings, the Women in Business Club’s Annual Conference: Leading Forward, visit to a museum, mentoring sessions for Undergraduate students and other events.
“I think what was different about this women’s week is that we had an immense amount of student participation. And student participation was absolutely phenomenal,” said Professor Regina Llamas, one of the organizers. “The level of the discourse I think I haven’t seen often elsewhere, especially the seminars that were carried out were absolutely wonderful.”
The event has been happening for three years. The efforts are coordinated among 26 different units led by IE Campus life, the Diversity Center-Women’s Initiative, the IE Schools of Business, Law, Architecture and Design, Global and Public Affairs, IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation, Office of IE President, IE Africa Center, Knowledge IE Editorial and the Humanities in order to celebrate together the International Women’s Day.
“It’s beautiful to see how 26 different departments push
forward a cause so important as Women equality and not just
for one day or week but day in and day out!”
“It’s beautiful to see how 26 different departments push forward a cause so important as Women equality and not just for one day or week but day in and day out! IE University is a large institution and at Campus Life we feel the pulse of the students and this is definitely an issue that is at the center of many conversations and initiatives. We see the dedication the IE Women in Business Club has placed forth but also its Board of Directors which consists of alumni, staff, faculty and students and the 100+ student run clubs that take this topic to heart,” said Juliana Pereira, IE Chief of Campus life.
The women’s week was led with a number of events ranging from informative to interactive sessions. The week started with its fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference, with this year’s theme Leading Forward. The half-day conference brought together students, alumni, faculty, and professionals from across the globe to discuss some of the most important issues affecting not only women in business and the workplace.