The Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jiménez, took part in the official inauguration, and stated “we women must try to make the most of this crisis, to conquer new spaces for our own participation, and take a qualitative leap in our struggle for equality”.
Ana María Llopis, CEO of ideas4all and president of the Board of Directors of DIA, S.A., was a keynote speaker on “Parity in an economic, financial and business environment”. In her speech, Ana María stressed, “when a company is committed to women in senior management, it results in benefits for the company, but the introduction of laws that impose quotas is often necessary in order to see significant progress in terms of parity”.
Presentations will continue until October 6, with the participation of 22 Ibero-American women in this forum for reflection and debate, on all the challenges women face in order to achieve equality in the Region. The initiative is organized by Fundación Carolina and the Spanish Institute for Women’s Affairs (Instituto de la Mujer).