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Jun

WOMENTECH GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2020 (JUNE 10-12 VIRTUAL)

Being Human in Times of Disruption, Technology and Innovation. Unite 100,000 Women in Tech to Drive Change with Purpose and Impact. WomenTech, the global network, is hosting the largest virtual tech conference for women, minorities and their allies in science and engineering, WomenTech Global Conference 2020 on June 10th across all US and European time zones. Bringing for the first time 100,000 women from the tech sector together with strong...
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8
May

Women Driving Cars (& Change)

Written by Aroob Tawfiq (IESE MBA ’21) In 1990, women were arrested for driving In 1990, a group of women took the wheel in Riyadh in a protest against Saudi Arabia’s customary ban on women driving. In response, the Minister of Interior issued a formal directive banning women from driving, which was supported by the then-Grand Mufti, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority. The 47 women were arrested and imprisoned for...
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28
Jan

Why we are attending the WIB Conference – Thoughts from a mixed-gender team

Roxanne and Nesi work together as part of the marketing team for WIB. Here they share their thoughts about their experience working together and why they are excited for the WIB Conference coming up on February 6th. What has been your experience working together? Rox: I was very happy to have Nesi as the first year director helping me with marketing. From the beginning I could tell that he was...
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3
Dec

Thoughts of a male partner

Our next blog post comes from Matt Boyden, a partner of a 2nd year student at IESE. What are the challenges of being an IESE partner? For me, the biggest challenge came during the first 6 months- getting to know people and making friends. Laura was seeing the same people all day, every day and she formed strong friendships quickly. As a remote worker, my experience was very different. I...
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26
Nov

Qualified, Capable, Equal

We are excited to have our next post from an impressive first-year member of the Women in Business Club, Aroob Tawfiq.   My latest assignment at my previous job was the most difficult of my entire career. Within a team of two, I was tasked with establishing and concurrently running, the entire HR department for a start-up company. I was drowning in work. I was working late, working weekends, and...
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14
Nov

Our Opportunity – A Male Perspective

We are excited to have our next post from a male member of the Women in Business Club, Juan Villanueva Baygual.   Men in the Women in Business club: Amazing, right? Why would a guy care about it? What is he doing there? Is he looking to have a laugh? Or simply looking to meet someone? Those are actually real questions that come up. Usually together with laughs and maybe...
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26
Oct

“THE F WORD” – Why do women have to walk on eggshells when talking about sexism?

Introducing our new series, THE F WORD – real talk about feminism (a.k.a. gender equality). Check out our first article by WIB VP of Marketing, Roxanne Leslie.   “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis   A few months back, in our WIB Club group chat we discussed the possibility of talking in the open during orientation...
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