Dispelling the myth about social entrepreneurhsip

Today’s post was not this one, but I admit that, by chance, while I was looking for information for “the post I was writing”, I came across a video that I liked. It could not be otherwise, I confess. I have a special affection for Ashoka. The video I am sharing with you today seems very clear and direct.

What do I like about this video? Above all, I like the fact that Maite Arango y Alexandra Mitjans, two women from different generations of Ashoka, talk about social entrepreneurship. Among the keywords of their conversation, I share with you the following:

  • Work
  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Innovation
  • Initiatives
  • Impacts
  • Contribution
  • Legacy
  • Technology
  • Humanity
  • Ethic
  • Education
  • Awareness
  • Commitment
  • Empathy
  • Sustainability
  • Conviction
  • Collaboration (intergenerational, institutional, organizational, corporate, global, international, etc.)

¿What is your main option? Difficult, right?

Thanks, Ashoka, for your daily work.

I will be back in two weeks. Enjoy June.

Graddy, do you remember how she/he was?

A few weeks ago, the class of Primary Education 2022 of the University of Deusto (2022-2023) (no, not the ones graduating this year, but the next one), asked me to be in their graduation photo. Of course, for me, it was an honour and a pleasure to be a part of what will be a memory for them and for me.

This time, the truth is that it’s more exciting because, apart from personal matters, the photo itself is not a typical one, but an interactive one. Do you want to know more? Keep reading. (more…)

Tell me more. Vertellis

A few months ago, I saw a product on Instagram that I really liked. The first thing it reminded me of was the product and philosophy of the entrepreneurs you know I admire: kietoparao; so, as you can imagine, this post is related to the use and abuse of technologies, or it isn’t? Wait a moment, I should say that this post is related to people, communication, enjoyment and human relationships instead of technologies.

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KIETOPARAO: JUST 200 GRAMS

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.

HEY, IT’S NOT ANY PRODUCT. IT’S KIETOPARAO. GET READY BECAUSE I’M SURE YOU’LL BE INTERESTED. (more…)

ANA FREIRE, making the woman who “Wisibiliza”s women visible herself

Last 16th of May I attended the Ada Byron Awards 2019 to the female technologist in its 6th edition, which was also the opening of the 7th edition of ForoTech.

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.
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