• Friday29March 2019



    08:30- 09:15

    Accreditation of participants

    09:15- 09:30

    Greetings and Welcome

    Ignacio Ybarra, Chairman of  Vocento.


    Presented by the communicator Concha Ortiz

    09:30- 09:50

    Expropriated Time: a Challenge for Spanish Women

    Ángeles Durán, professor in Sociology. Winner of the CIS’s National Prize for Sociology and Political Science 2018.

    09:50- 10:30

    Exploring Other Realities. The True Value of Freedom

    Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003. The first Muslim woman to receive the award.

    10:30- 11:15

    The Role of Men. Yes, They Can and Should

    Interview with Antonio Garrigues Walker, Chairman of the Fundación Garrigues.

    Mario Sandoval, chef and National Gastronomy Award Winner.
    Carlos Baute, singer.
    Enrique Polo de Lara, Spain Country Leader & Area Vice presidente al Salesforce.

    Interviewer and moderator, Maria Eizaguirre, Editor of the Spanish National Television Channel 24H.

    11:15- 11:45

    Networking coffee break



    11:45- 12:25

    The Story of a Rebel

    Bianca Jagger, Founder and President of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.

    Introduced and interviewed by  Marta Reyero, journalist and presenter on Cuatro.

    12:25- 12:45

    Going All Out

    Carmen Calvo, Deputy President of the Government of Spain, Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Cortes and Equality.

    12:45- 13:05

    A Feminine Response to the Crisis

    Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, ex- Deputy President of the Government of Spain.

    13:05- 13:45

    Crazy Love. #WhyWomenStay

    Leslie Morgan Steiner, writer, consultant, victim of gender violence, defender of women’s rights and work-life balance.

    13:45- 14:00

    Young People’s Version. #VoicesForChange

    Live performance by Sofía Ellar and Dani Fernández.



    16:00- 16:30

    My story. Hikayati

    Simona Abdallah, a percussionist of Palestine origin, dedicated professionally to the darbuka, an instrument traditionally played by men in Muslim environments.

    16:30- 16:50

    Unstoppable: Women for a Sustainable Future

    Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of L’Oréal & Executive vice-president of the L’Oreal Foundation.

    16:50- 17:30

    The ‘Womanization’ of Technology

    Monique Morrow, founder and president of The Humanized Internet. Ex-CTO Cisco (2012-2016).

    17:30- 18:10

    New Law for a New World

    Hilarie Bass, President and founder of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion. Former President of the American Bar Association (2017-2018) and of Greenberg Traurig (2013-2018).

    18:10- 18:50

    Women&Work: Is It Still a Man’s World?

    Ignacio Mariscal, CEO Reale Seguros.
    Isabel Pardo de Vera, chairwomen of ADIF.

    Moderator Ana Bujaldón, president of FEDEPE.

    18:50- 19:30

    Think, Trust, Act

    Bisila Bokoko, business woman, speaker and philanthropist.

    19:30- 19:45

    Round table with a special screening of Oscar nominated documentary RGB

    Colloquium ELLEVATE SPAIN: A question of gender.

    Maria García Nielsen, independent adviser and business angel.
    Rita Gasalla, CEO and director of the Architecture Department at Galöw and co-president of Ellevate Network.
    Laura Molero, independent adviser at four Ibex listed companies and three Ibex 35 listed companies.
    Erika Vallespin, marketing and communication director at A.T.Kearney and co-president of Ellevate Network.

    Moderator Maria Eizaguirre, Editor of the Spanish National Television Channel 24H.

    19:45- 21:25

    Screening of the RGB Documentary

    Both because of her professional career and strong personality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court judge, is a reference in the legal world and a clear example of the fight for women’s rights, which has led her to be a pop culture icon and reference for US society.

    (Original version with Spanish subtitles) 1 hour 38 minutes.
    With contributions from: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero.
    Directed by: Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
    Production: Storyville Films and CNN Films.
    Distribution: Avalon

    *Activity courtesy of GALÖW, healthy architecture and interior design.  

  • Nouvel Building. Auditorium 400

    Provisional programme. Schedule and/or speakers subject to possible updates or modifications.