At the end of September, I had the opportunity to participate in Lima, in the international event I Am Tomorrow.
More than 300 women and men came to the event on a Saturday morning.
This event is an opportunity for women to take a big step, to see technologies as an ally to break down barriers and stereotypes and dare to lead their own companies or ventures.
It was its second edition. The event was organized by Investa VB, with the support of Telefonica Open Innovation and Esan University. IE University was also one of the sponsors.
This global event is celebrated in multiple cities with the objective of sharing experiences of women who have achieved success and broken gender barriers, encouraging more women to be part of technology, innovation and business.
It was a fantastic experience where there were several key note speakers and panels with diverse topics to be discuss.
There were four topics with key note speakers:
- “How to change the World?”, By Mónica Reyes de Wayra;
- As IE professor and business professional, I covered “Why should there be more women running companies?”;
- “Empower yourself” by Lissete Mathey of Siemens Heal Thinners;
- “Be stronger every day” by Marina Bustamante, of Renzo Costa.
In addition, there were several panels, were extraordinary women shared their entrepreneurial experience.
In Peru, female entrepreneurship has grown exponentially. At the end of 2018, it is estimated that the number of micro and small businesses (SMB) led by women reached 1.3 million. Of this figure, 79.5% are in the interior of the country. This positive outlook reflects a global trend, where female entrepreneurship stands out and the contribution they make in the economy of societies is evident.
It was a very motivating and inspiring morning, full of very positive energy.