IE Center for Diversity

The center

The Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE was created in September 2002. The Centre's mission is to promote diversity management of gender, culture, personality and age as a competitive advantage in the corporate world, through reflection, creation of knowledge and the dissemination of know-how. The Centre's main aims are: To foster a greater understanding of the demand for and needs of corporate diversity, by analysing the improvement in bottom line results and effectiveness of inclusion policies. To improve diversity in the corporate world by promoting training programmes in management in minority groups both in western companies and developing countries, thus promoting the integration of women into the economic fabric. To generate debate and the exchange of experiences in the field of diversity

Our Team

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Celia de Anca

Director
Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the Director of the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE Business School. She has a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston), and from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She holds a degree and PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a comparative thesis on Islamic, ethical/ecological investment funds and on the London Market.
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Margarita Alonso

Director General of Fundación IE and Professor of IE Center of Diversity
Dr. Margarita Alonso is General Director of Fundación IE and Professor of IE Center of Diversity. She has developed her professional career at IE University focused in different international areas in Madrid and in New York. She holds a Master in Marketing Management and a PhD by IE University. She is a Philologist in Modern Languages by Complutense University of Madrid.
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Salvador Aragón

Professor of Information Systems at IE Business School
Salvador Aragon is Professor of Information Systems at IE Business School. In his own words: “I am currently researching the role of information technologies in the business organization, their relevance as an engine for innovation and transformation, and how they are managed”. Furthermore, professor Aragón has researched the theoretical concept of digital convergence.
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Patricia Gabaldón

Research Director in IE University and IE Business Schoo
Dr. Patricia Gabaldón is currently Research Director in IE University and IE Business School, as well as professor of economics. PhD in Economics, she has developed her research career around the economic and social impact of time within households and personal decisions, dedicating the last years to study the impact of women in different economic and fields, in collaboration with the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE Business School, in Madrid (Spain).
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laura Corbí

Assistant to the Director at the IE Center for Diversity
Laura Corbí is currently assistant to the Director at the IE Center for Diversity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She works coordinating the Center’s activities, designing the digital and print layout of the brochures, and developing the social media and community management.
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Alba Vázquez

International Development Coordinator
Award winning professional with over 20 years working experience in the commitment to internal and external customers. Academic credentials include an Executive Master in Communications at IE University and a BA in Linguistics. Education, tourism and arts are my main areas of professional development in English, Spanish and French entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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