16 women promote female leadership in the “Learn with #EYas” program by EY and International Women’s Forum

16 women promote female leadership in the “Learn with #EYas” program by EY and International Women’s Forum

Professional services firm EY and the International Women’s Forum Spain -IWF Spain- hosted an event today to mark the launch of the “Learn with #EYas” one-on-one mentoring program. This program is part of the agreement recently signed by the two organizations through which they commit to collaborate in order to promote the development and visibility of female talents.

The mentoring program is one of the initiatives put in place by both organizations and includes several one-on-one sessions, as well as various actions that help accelerate the arrival at the highest level of leadership of professional women at EY. 8 mentors participate in the program, all members of the IWF, and 8 mentees, EY professionals who may become members or who have recently been promoted to members.

During the program, a personalized plan will be designed for each mentee, mentors will follow and accompany them to know the progress and, in the final phase, each mentor will carry out an evaluation of the objectives achieved by their mentee. These meetings make it possible to establish a roadmap and to orient the selected ones on it in order to accelerate their professional development, helping them to maximize their talents and capacities.

Ana Jiménez Castellanos, Cristina Marcaida, Cristina Urgellés Calvet, Olga Cecilia, Paloma Muñoz Góngora, Silvia López-Palomino Díaz, Susana Gómez Badiola and Victoria Fraguas are the EY professionals who will participate as mentees in the launch of this project.

‘Learn with #EYas’ will have the following mentors, all members of the IWF:

Isla Ramos Chaves: She developed her career in the technology sector, in companies like IBM and Lenovo, of which she was the CEO. She is currently Deputy CEO of Save the Children and Director of Net4Things. He was also a member of the board of directors of the listed company Ezentis. Socorro Fernández Larrea: Chairman of OFG Telecomunicaciones, independent director of Red Eléctrica Corporación and chairman of its nomination and remuneration committee. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Cementos Molins and a member of the Appointments and Compensation Committee of Banco Caminos. Ana García Fau: Independent Director in the listed companies Merlin Properties, Gestamp Automoción, Eutelsat (France) and Euskaltel. In addition, she is non-executive president of Finerge (Portugal) and owner director of Globalvia. In addition, he is a member, among other organizations, of the EMEA Advisory Board of technology company Salesforce, Pictet in Spain, DLA Piper (UK) and Mutualidad de la Abogacía. Isabel Tocino: Director and Vice-President of Santander Spain, where she chairs the remuneration committee and is a member of the audit committee and the nominations and responsible banks committee. She is an independent Director of Enagás, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Director of ENCE (Energía y Celulosa) and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. She was Minister of the Environment (1996-2000). Pilar Girón Dávila: For the past 10 years she has been Director of the Telefónica Group, initially as Director of Global Talent and in recent years as Director of People for Latin America. In this role, he advises the region’s CEOS on relevant issues of talent strategy, organization and compensation for the region’s transformation and leads the HR strategy of a team of 350 professionals. Idoia Maguregui Villalain: member of the management committee of Sareb in the management of people, processes, technology and security She was general manager of media at Novagalicia Banco and deputy general manager of Bankinter. Maite Aranzábal Harreguy: Maite Aranzábal is an independent director of listed and private companies in Spain (Adolfo Domínguez) and Latin America (Credicorp and Banco de Crédito del Perú), as well as in non-profit organizations such as Fundación Novia Salcedo and Fundación Antonio Aránzabal. Barrie Berg: Has over 30 years of international experience as a business leader, senior advisor and investor, in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States. in various start-ups.

In addition to the implementation of the mentoring program, the agreement signed by EY and IWF also includes the holding of two workshops in Madrid and Barcelona with the participation of members of IWF Spain.

According to Nieves Briz, President of IWF Spain: “The aim of the IWF is to contribute to the promotion of equality and female leadership, which is why the mentoring program that we are launching today with EY is an optimal way to achieve this goal. As members of the IWF, we are women who have already broken the so-called ‘glass ceiling’ in our respective sectors and thus paved the way for equality, so we consider it essential to share our experiences and knowledge with other women to promote them and inspire them in their professional careers “.

For José Luis Risco, partner and director of human resources at EY: “It is necessary to highlight the leadership of women in the business world. A recent Cabinet study reveals that women feel just as confident and prepared as men to face the new humanist leadership, let us all foster this feminine development because only in this way will we derive a rewarding breakthrough for all. This is the path that brought us together at the IWF and in which we are clearly committed ”.

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