IE Foundation supports impactful social initiatives that transcend the University community
As part of its mission to promote social inclusion and equality, the IE Foundation has recently supported various initiatives that transform not only the organizations and communities with which it has ties, but society as a whole.
One of the most anticipated events this year was IE Day, a celebration of the spirit and people that make up the IE Community. The March 17 edition was particularly moving because it brought together people who had not seen each other in person for some time due to the pandemic. The day featured live performances, a DJ, and a trivia game focused on IE University’s values. In the days leading up to the event, there was a scavenger hunt with questions about the University where a large number of prizes were awarded.
In collaboration with IE Net Impact Club, IE SDG Club Madrid, and IE Campus Life, IE Foundation also hosted the latest edition of IE Global Village—one of the University’s most important annual events. The student-led event aims to celebrate the cultural diversity found within the IE Community. During IE Global Village, students from participating country clubs organized performances at the IE Creativity Center in Segovia and international gastronomic experiences at various restaurants in Madrid.
More recently, from April 27 to 29, the IE Foundation highlighted cultural and creative diversity by supporting the IE International Short Film Festival. The festival not only seeks to celebrate artistic expression but also to serve as a connecting bridge between creatives and the industry. Additionally, the IE Foundation will support the LGBT+@Work Conference 2021, which will take place in July. Titled, “Success in the Face of Adversity,” speakers will explore the personal and professional barriers faced by the LGBT+ community as well as the IE Community’s values of diversity and inclusion.
Each of these activities aims to inspire the rest of the IE Community, and to serve as an example of the transformative potential of the spirit and values promoted by the IE Foundation and its collaborators.