During the last 15 years, I have been honored to be part of the movement that is turning sustainable impact into a lens through which leaders of all sectors look at the world. Reducing inequalities is a critical element of turning this world into a place where everyone can pursue happiness fairly. Today, at IE, in my position as Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Sustainability, I work with external partners to foster this vision of the world. In my role leading the Sustainable Impact Teaching and Research efforts of the Office of Sustainability, I work with the IE community introducing this critical lens in every student’s learning journey. As a social entrepreneur, I make knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship available for deserving people who would usually not be able to access it (vocational training students, struggling micro-business owners, etc). Every day I am gifted with the opportunity to create this legacy through my work.
Concepción holds a doctorate in international economy and development from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Her doctorate research focused on the use of technology in social entrepreneurship.
She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. Professor Galdón also writes contributions for media outlets, and speaks at international conferences.
Concepción has experience working with NGOs, the UN Procurement Division, Santander Bank’s Latin America Division and the Liberian government under Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient.