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9409208920_bcd8809fcf18/09/2013. After a rigorous selection process, IE Women in Business Club is proud to announce that 16 candidates, both female and male from the 2013 and 2014 intakes have been chosen to participate in the exclusive WIB Mentoring Program.

The Program is supported by the IE Center for Diversity and offers each candidate a mentor from the senior executive Madrid and International business community to enhance candidates’ professional development. Gabriel Salomon, IMBA 2013 candidate said “It’s a great honour to be selected for the mentoring program and to represent the male membership of the Women In Business club- I look forward to learning lots from my mentor”. Mentors include international executives from IBM, Renault, and other leading firms and organizations including IE alumni and other members of the IE community willing to give their time and experience to support women enhancement.  The next step is for mentors and mentees to meet each other at a private event to be held on the 9th of October from 6pm to 9pm at IE.

Whilst the WIB mentoring program is now closed for applications, we strongly encourage anyone interested to contact us at or our Facebook page. You can find out about how to join WIB and apply for the next mentoring program beginning in early 2014.


Madrid, July 24th 2013. The Women in Business (WIB) Club and IE Centre for Diversity celebrated the opening of the WIB Mentoring Program on 24 July 2013. The event introduced a prestigious opportunity open to all IE students especially women, to be mentored by a business leader in Madrid.

9406450095_fb281d829e_oThe event was opened by the Australian Ambassador to Spain, Jane Hardy, who presented the key note speech on mentoring, its benefits and her mentoring experiences. IBM´s Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel, Ana García-Oliveros, and Board Member of technological, financial and industrial companies, Indalecio Gil, gave a panel discussion on different types of mentoring and how to maximise value from a mentoring relationship. Director of the IE Centre for Diversity in Global Management Celia de Anca moderated the discussion. WIB President, Karla Guerrero, then presented the WIB Mentoring Program to attendees. The event was attended by several mentors, former mentees of the program and over 40 students interested in the WIB Mentoring Program from a broad cross section of IE´s Masters programs. Participants socialised following the presentations and met the mentors at a cocktail event hosted by the IE Centre for Diversity.

9409203902_5d728abb2d_oApplications for the WIB Mentoring Program has now closed. We are now assessing the best mentees who will represent not just themselves, but WIB and IE. Successful applicants will be required to meet with their mentor at least once a month, keep a journal to track their mentoring progress and attend WIB/ IE Centre for Diversity events every few months to monitor the program´s progress and allow mentees to network with each other. Successful applicants are expected to meet these commitments and maintain the mentoring relationship for the duration of their masters program. If you are interested in the WIB club or being mentored by a leader in the Madrid business community at a future date, then please contact us at the FB Event Page, WIB Page or Centre for Diversity Page (see below).


WIB, in conjunction with the IE Centre for Diversity, is proud to offer this prestigious mentoring program to IE students. WIB is an IE student club dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in business and women’s´ professional development in the interest of gender equality. The club encourages membership from both men and women to advance women´s development in the workplace through mentoring, networking and sharing experience. If you are interested in becoming a WIB member and participating in more of WIB´s great events, please contact us by email or follow us in social media.

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Interview with a Club: IE Wine Industry Club

Written on July 1, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Mission: to create awareness among the IE students about the IE Wine Industry Club. 

Our main objective in this club is to design the strategy, policies and tasks to be carried out to conduct events as such:

  1. Wine tasting Events
  2. Exclusive trips to wineyards
  3. Fun-Entertainment events related to wine

Current Coordinators

bharathI, Bharath Kamma, have been the President from Nov-2012. I took initiatives to improve the awareness of the club through various activities in the recent months. We are constantly developing our board to include new energy and vigor.


raviteja_pandirirasagna_rao_dharmanaRaviteja Pandiri has joined newly as the Vice-President and Rasagna Rao has joined recently as the co-ordinator and we have been co-ordinating with each other in designing the future events upon discussing with the club members.


joanna_ciborowskaAlso, Joanna Ciborowska has been supporting us under the role of Alumni Advisor.



Club Activities

We had organized Wine Tasting events, by bringing world class wine makers and inviting various dignitaries, staff and student communities. We are also trying to nurture corporate relations with the wine industry to build potential future employment opportunities for the students.

Our Vision

We are currently in talks with some multi-national (Foundation for the Culture of Wine in Spain) wine producers who want to sponsor wine-tasting events. We are also planning to organize a joint event with other in-house clubs to market our club and get more traction to our events. In the near future, we are planning to conduct trips to wine yards.

Get in touch and participate!

We always welcome anyone who is interested in joining our initiatives. Anyone can contact me or Raviteja to join as a member but we would like to interact with him/her if he/she wants to be part of the board. Also, we encourage students and their partners to visit one of our activities to understand better our events, club culture, provide ideas and spread the word.


Global Village 2013 Testimonials

Written on June 28, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional

  “Jackie Chan once said: “We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.”  IE already brings together students from around the world in its classrooms.  Global Village is where we were able to travel to each of our friends’ countries, experience their culture, and be part of their family.  Global Village will remain forever as my most cherished memory of IE.”

Carolina Schildknecht, IMBA student, Global Village coordinator (IE Net Impact Club) 

“Global Village? Global Village is having a fresh Japanese ice-cream kakigori while watching Indian dances on the stage and seeing the mariachi pass by in preparation for their show. It’s receiving a small and beautiful pyramid decorated with hieroglyphics which I watch and it gazes back while I’m writing this comment. It’s when an Israeli student offers you shakshuka, yes, but also humus and pita which you have just tried at the Lebanese stand and it tasted exactly the same to you. Or when a Chinese student presents you her Japanese boyfriend and you see them so happy that you really start to believe that we must have much more in common than we could think when watching the news. And, obviously, Global Village means the best “tortilla de patatas” in the world…”   

Angel Benito, Program Assistant Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer

  “Global Village was the first time we actually got a chance to see everyone in their authentic clothes and taste everyone’s food. For me, this was the first time I actually saw the diversity of IE as more than just statistics.” 

Esty Kashro, IMBA student, IE Israel Club Coordinator

“On a scorcher of a day, I found myself clad in IE Net Impact Global Village Crew T-shirt at the IE library, not entirely sure what I had signed myself up for. That being said, Global Village was a wonderful part of my final term at IE and a day I will remember as one of the highlights of my year in Madrid. It gave me the opportunity to meet many more people in programmes other than my own and truly recognize what it means it to be a part of the global IE community. It was fantastic to see so many people taking an afternoon out to appreciate so many different people’s senses of “normal” and was exciting to learn so much about others. A highlight of my day was working with the rest of the volunteer team and by the end of the day, feeling a sense of accomplishment that the day had been successful. I believe that there is very little that does a better job of bonding people than water fights, lots of food and laughter and a sense of mutual achievement… and Global Village provided exactly that.” 

Daena D´Oliveira, MIM student, Global Village volunteer

  “Global Village is a unique opportunity to get to know the culture and traditions of different nationalities that compose our student body in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Moreover, the family members of the students also participate in the event, not only by attending it, but by participating in its organization, which allows them to feel part of the IE Community.  During this afternoon all of us – students, their family members and IE staff – feel members of the same community which respects and values multiculturalism.” 

Patricia Morales, Program Coordinator-Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer

“The global village was an amazing experience. Such a rich mixture of cultures. For example, where we participated at the Saudi Arabian stand, the offering was really local. The Saudis were dressed in the local white “Thobs” and served some of their local traditional dishes. It was interesting to find that they brought an entire lamb feast placed over spiced rice cooked in “Saudi Way”. They call it “mufatah”. Moreover, they offered local dishes based on groat and wheat with lamb and vegetables and served Arabic coffee and local dates as a dessert. In addition to the food, The Saudis were explaining the culture of Saudi Arabia regarding the food and the outfits and distributed some books explaining it to the visitors.” 


Tareq AlAngari, IMBA student, IE Saudi Arabia Club Coordinator

  “From Azerbaijani baklava to Venezuelan arepas, exploring different cultures has never been so satisfying.” 

Matthew James Roy, MIM student, Global Village volunteer

“The Global Village is probably the best opportunity to bring together our rich diversity and celebrate it together! The event is an eye-opener into how different cultures are but also showing us how similar we are at the same time. ” 

Sufiyan Javeed Sait, Associate Director EMBA & GMBA, Global Village volunteer

  “Global village was like travelling all around the World in no time. You go from one country to another with no boundaries! Everyone left behind them any political, economical or country relation issues and just enjoyed being in this amazing global diverse place tasting the best flavors from each country, sharing thoughts about the different cultures and, most of all, enjoying the tunes and dances that got all the attendees on their feet learning new moves.  I was proud to share my Egyptian culture and show people more about Egypt from Pharonic Era to our Modern time. It was great to make people understand that Egypt is not just about the Pyramids and camels but it has much more to offer. And I can’t wait to actually host everyone home soon!” 


Hanzada Abou Youssef, MRCB student, representative of Egypt stand at Global Village

“Global Village is an event which celebrates the cultural diversity of IE through an exchange of symbols that represent the nationalities that form part of IE’s identity. All the participants showcase the richness of the culture of their home countries in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. What I really enjoyed myself was seeing how students and IE staff worked together in a perfectly organized team and made this event happen.” 

Victoria Yelmo, Program Assistant EMBA & GMBA, Global Village volunteer

  “Global Village has been one of the best experiences I’ve had at IE Business School. It was great being part of this amazing event that allowed me to know another side of my friends and to share with them their food, dances and traditions. A trip around the world in under 4 hours!!” 

Arturo Ramírez Onaindia, IMBA student, Coordinator of Global Village (IE Net Impact Club)

“Global Village is a great way to eat your way through 30 countries in one afternoon!As a small country, with only four people in IE, we had to be creative with our stand and with a little help from our Tourist and Food boards we re-branded Irish Pie to feed the crowds. Our Irish dancing contest could only compete for effort not skill with the amazing performances from all the countries – especially the blistering set from Japan! Thanks to IE and especially Carolina and Arturo for providing the foundations for an amazing day.” 

Robert O´Connor, IMBA student, representative of Ireland Stand at Global Village

  “Global Village is an incredible and entertaining experience, where you have a chance to get to know live and in person the traditions, folklore and cuisine of many countries, and, moreover, make friends with people from a diverse range of places.” 

Begoña Sanz, Program Assistant MBA programs, Global Village volunteer

“Global village was a pure example of a melting pot for cultures from around the globe. Signifying IE’s diversity at its finest. Passing through the stands of different cultures, I could only think of the different possibilities each culture represents and to know that each one was just steps away from another completely unique experience, was indeed an exquisite life time experience.” 

Abdullah Kamal, IMBA student, IE Kuwait Club

  “You don’t really notice the amount of nationalities coexisting together in IE until you participate in Global Village. In this event you meet people who were always around you but you probably never knew where they came from. They come dressed with their best traditional outfits, they smile and kindly offer you try the cuisines of their countries. These little big ambassadors from all over the world share their time and space in a joyful harmony, making you part of their roots and culture. Global Village is a reflection of the diversity and enthusiasm that you can find in the classrooms of IE, only full of colors, laughter and music.” 


Alejandro Duran, Program Assistant Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer


IE Global Villlage 2013

Written on June 24, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional

9091329359_eb9dcd8f69On June 13th 2013, IE Business School and IE´s Net Impact Chapter along with 25 different Country Clubs had the pleasure to celebrate the diversity of the school with the 8th edition of Global Village.

Global Village is a fair organized by IE students in cooperation with the school´s administrative team whose aim is to showcase the diversity that thrive on campus everyday by having food, performances and arts and crafts in the same place for all the attendees to enjoy.

9093543712_af31a8d188This year´s event had 550 visitors that included students, IE collaborators and the respective partners and children of both of these groups. The event opening was done by Mr. Martin Boehm, the Dean of Programs of IE Business School, and during the length of the event the attendees were able to see performances from the different Country Clubs that included presentations by Colombia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Lebanon, Japan and India.

We want to thank all sponsoring Embassies, organizations and companies that supported the efforts of the students to showcase their national pride. A special mention should be made to Korea Club, that with the sponsorship of LG Electronics, donated a 47″ LED TV, a Nexus G Series Smartphone and a 8GB USB memory stick to be raffled among the attendants. 

Thank you to all attendants to the event! Click HERE to see the official photo album of the event and relive the best moments again!








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