On September 25th, the IE Women in Business Club hosted the “Women in Entrepreneurship” Dinner. We would like to thank the speakers for the active discussion they encouraged with students – their carefully thought out advice made this event a true success! The speakers who joined us were:
María Gómez Del Pozuelo, CEO of Womenalia
Alexandra Pereira, Founder and Creative Director of Lovely Pepa
Sugata Jain, Co-Founder and Manager of LifeStrong Coaching
Izanami Martínez, Co-Founder and CEO of The Notox Life
The “speed dating” set-up made it so that groups of five to six students had 30 minutes with each speaker to get to know them more closely. All rounds started with the speakers sharing general advice with students, and then discussing their personal experience in the entrepreneurial world.
According to them, there is no “right for all” path in an entrepreneurial career. For example, in Alexandra Pereira’s case, a blog can lead to a career as an influencer and later to Creative Director of your own brand. In María Gómez’s case, it is possible to have more than 10 years in the corporate world and realize you want to pursue something for yourself. They all work very closely with their team on a daily basis and agreed that it was crucial not to forget the importance of a team over a product, and that the team be aligned with the new venture’s objective.
We were all inspired by each of these empowering women’s stories, and were excited to learn about what’s coming next for them in their careers:
For Maria, Womenalia will soon launch in Latin America, with the focus of providing Latin women with the necessary information to make the best decisions in their career paths.
Alexandra is currently working bi-costal with her team in LA to launch a new collection for Lovely Pepa Collection while continuing her collaborations with other brands as an influencer.
Izanami is currently working on the app launch of her company: The Notox Life, which focuses on the importance of wellness and finding the best version of ourselves.
Sugata is launching two Academies to help others become entrepreneurs and is working as an advisor with EZ Sports to promote diversity in the gaming community.
On behalf of the WIB Club, we would like to thank the students for participating, Campus Life for assisting with event, and give a special thanks to MasterCard for sponsoring the initiatives of the Women in Business Club. We look forward to seeing you again at one of our future events.
We are very excited to announced our upcoming conference “Rise and Take the Lead” on November 12th, where several empowering women from a variety of industries will provide insights into their inspiring careers.
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