Night of Diversity: Event Recap
The Night of Diversity event at ESEI Business School in Padralbes, hosted by Neema Balolebwami Nelly, the founder of Black Women Lead, and supported by Simisola Okoya, Head of Admissions and Marketing at ESEI, was a huge success in bringing together a diverse group of people from the community to listen to an insightful panel discussion.
Black Women Lead, a new Circle of Lean In Network Barcelona, aims to empower women of color in their professional journey. The event took place in the garden of the school, creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.
Female Leaders: Night of Diversity Panelist
The panel discussion featured a range of inspiring women from different industries and sectors, each sharing their experiences and insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
The speakers included:
- Natalia Olson – Director of Plug and Play Tech
- Eva Blanco – Director of Lean In Network Barcelona
- Emma Gumbert – Vice President of PIMEC
- Karina Gibert – Director of IDEAI-UPC
- Basha Changuerra – Member of Parliament in the Catalan government
- Eugènia Bretones – Vice President of CNDC
- Joana Barbany Freixa – Business Development Manager at PageGroup
- Marta Treig – Non-Verbal Communication Specialist.
The panel discussion was led by Neema Balolebwami Nelly, who kicked off the event by sharing her personal journey and the inspiration behind Black Women Lead. She spoke about the challenges women of color face in the workplace, including the lack of representation and access to opportunities, and emphasized the importance of creating a supportive community to empower and uplift each other.
Each panelist then shared their experiences and insights on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Natalia Olson spoke about the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive team to drive innovation and growth in the tech industry. Emma Gumbert emphasized the need for organizations to prioritize diversity and inclusion at the leadership level to create a culture of belonging. Basha Changuerra shared her experience as a woman of color in politics and the importance of representation in government.
Eugènia Bretones spoke about the importance of intersectionality in diversity and inclusion efforts, recognizing that different identities and experiences can impact how people are treated in the workplace. Karina Gibert shared her experience leading a research institute focused on artificial intelligence and the importance of including diverse perspectives in the development of technology. Joana Barbany Freixa emphasized the importance of mentorship and sponsorship in empowering women of color in their professional journey. Marta Treig shared insights on how non-verbal communication can impact diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace.
The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session, where attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panelists on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
The Night of Diversity event at ESEI Business School in Padralbes was a great success in bringing together a diverse group of people to learn from and engage with inspiring women leaders from different industries and sectors. The event highlighted the importance of creating a supportive community to empower women of color in their professional journey and emphasized the need for organizations to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to create a culture of belonging.
We are excited to share some highlights of the event with our community. Sharing pictures of the organizer, panelist, and attendees. We hope to continue to host events that support diversity and inclusion, female leadership, and embrace equity.
Stay tuned for more updates and join us in our mission to empower women of color in the workplace.
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