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International experts discuss the challenges of diversity management at the 16th edition of LGBT+@Work, at IE University

LGBT+@Work, at IE University

IE Tower has been illuminated with the colors of the LGBTIQ+ flag in an initiative organized by the IE Out & Allies Club.

IE University is celebrating the diversity of its community at the annual LGBT+@Work conference, organized by the IE Out & Allies Club alumni club with the support of IE Campus Life and sponsorship from companies and institutions such as McKinsey & Company, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, BCG and the IE Foundation. The conference will be held on July 1 and 2 at the IE Tower campus in Madrid with the participation of international experts in diversity management.

Under the theme “The courage to be who you are,” this edition of LGBT+@ Work promotes the defense of authenticity and addresses the difficulties that the LGBTQIAP+ community faces in their professional development. The conference also seeks to promote diversity and foster leadership among the more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students who study each year at IE University campuses, the more than 70,000 alumni present in 165 countries, along with the professors and researchers with doctorates from leading international universities, stakeholders from the business world and LGBTIQ+ allies through conferences, roundtables and workshops.

LGBT+@Work 2022 will be attended by Santiago Iñiguez, Executive President of IE University; Sagi Sheinkmann and Javier Bueno Co-Presidents of the IE Out & Allies Club; John Kundert, Chief Product and Technology Officer of the Financial Times, and Brazilian human rights activist Monica Benicio. Throughout the conference, executives from companies such as McKinsey & Company, Google and SAP will discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing diversity at the corporate level in events such as “Being Transgender @ Work” with David Baboolall and Dani D’Amico from McKinsey & Company and the workshop “Embracing Your Vulnerability” with Kate Fisher from Oracle.

In addition, for the first time in the history of the institution, IE Tower, IE University’s new technological and sustainable headquarters in Madrid, has been illuminated with the colors of the LGBTIQ+ flag in an initiative organized by the IE Out & Allies Club with the support of IE Campus Life and Signify España. IE University’s vertical campus in Madrid, the third highest in the world at 185 meters and 35 floors, will light up the nights of the city of Madrid from June 27 to July 3 as a symbol of the value of diversity for the institution.