Where am I? Sometimes I don’t even know. This year has started in such a hurry that it was already the middle of September when I realized I still hadn’t written the post that starts this new era. The point is that, sometimes, life doesn’t adapt to your plans and you have to be veeeery flexible, more than what you’d like. That’s what happened to me: I had to re-prioritize. But here I am, looking forward to writing about one of the topics that I like most and which I’m very excited about. I don’t have to tell you which one it is, right? (more…)
I’ve owed you this post for more than a year and today, finally, and taking the advantage of the fact that this is the last one of this academic year, I think it’s one of the best moments to do so, like the end of “season”.
I do not know if you have ever heard about Alba Pérez, Alba Granado or Amaia Gil Salvador, but what about Greta Thunberg? What if I tell you that Greta is the name of a 15-year-old Swedish girl, does it sound more familiar? Let me go further, Friday, the 20th of August 2018, Stockholm Parliament, now?
Today the post is about Greta and the social movement that she launched thanks to her determination, responsibility, perseverance and climate and environmental awareness. This is where the Fridays for Future post starts. (more…)
Today for once I want to draw your attention to a product created by a group of entrepreneur women. I’ve already talked about two of them once, María Fernández and Ruth Guerrero, who I met a few years ago in the MET Community program; and about the other two, Naiara Portuondo and Joana Videgain, not yet, but I had to and today is the first step.
The four of them together have more than 6 start-ups, 40 years of entrepreneurship experience (do not forget what being E.P. means) in the European, USA and Mexican market, and with great expertise in E-commerce, Fashion Tech, Digital Marketing, Retail and programming. Obviously, a great team.
The Ada Byron Award to the Technologist Women, pioneer at a national level (and which has gone international with this year’s presentation of the Mexican edition), was instituted by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto. Its goals are: to reward and raise awareness of the excellent journey of technologist women of today; to enrich society with technology-diffusing events; to promote technological vocations (especially of women) approaching the technological work to young people; and to make the importance of technology socially visible.
The thing is that on that day I was able to meet the winners of the Ada Byron award: two exceptional women who are a role model in the technology world, Concepción Alicia Monje Micharet and Ana Freire (chosen Youth Ada Byron Award by unanimity). The jury had it more difficult than other years since there were around 112 candidates, active professionals in the academic and business world in the fields of engineering, informatics, chemical sciences, physics and mathematics. The candidates were between 36 y 67 years old, and between 24 and 36 for the Youth Award.
Today I want to talk to you more about Ana Freire, rewarded with the Youth Ada Byron Award, do you want to know why? You just have to keep reading.