Posts con el tag ‘diversity’

Fireside chat on female leadership

Last Monday we held a fireside chat with Tabitha Hayes, VP of Global Brand Management at Electronic Arts. In an informal setting, with pizzas and beers, Tabitha told us about her career in the super male-dominated field of video gaming, where <1% of senior positions are held by women. Undiscouraged by loneliness at the top, Tabitha made it her passion to develop talent in general, and female talent specifically. She explained to us what male and female leaders can do to advocate for women (e.g. in performance reviews) and to develop their talent (e.g. provide them with opportunities, tell other leaders about a woman’s talent and achievements).

Moreover, she talked about the importance of non-violent communication, implying that whenever someone is interrupted, or someone repeats someone else’s idea in their own words, a senior leader should point this out this behavior and call attention to it.  She does the same thing for mansplaining, or when she notices that people show an unconscious bias towards women in the hiring or performance processes.

Finally, Tabitha emphasized the power of the network. Working in a male-dominated industry, she has always been supported and benefited by female colleagues from other offices or companies, who face the same struggles and want to help each other. Her advice to women: be nice to each other, there are plenty of seats at the table! She also emphasized the importance of men being aware of these issues and supporting women, and she was very happy to see that our event’s attendants were 50-50% male/female!

A very inspiring leader from which we can learn a lot, thank you Tabitha!

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VOLUNTEERING ON THE BORDER: LEARNING TO LOVE COMPLEXITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Franziska Ewald, ESADE MBA Programme Manager

I have often been asked why I volunteer in another country when there are many problems closer to home – in fact, I have long asked myself the same question. Read the rest of this entry »

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ESADE Consulting Club goes DUBAI

Dubai – A place where diversity and thriving business meet and thus the prefect destination for the ESADE Consulting Club trek in April 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet MBASA outside the classroom

We invite you to have a glimpse of some of the characters in the MBA Student Association

Sara López – MBASA President Read the rest of this entry »

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GASTROFEST 2015

 

Gastrofest 2015

Gastrofest is the biggest cultural event of ESADE. It is a special night where students get together to represent their countries with food tasting stands and cultural presentations on stage. The 2015 edition was celebrated on December 5th at Club Astoria, Barcelona and it was a complete success with 340 people attending. It is the largest number of attendees ever recorded for Gastrofest, tJickets SOLD-OUT.   With 19 food stands and 5 cultural presentations, it’s was the greatest opportunity to celebrate diversity, try new food and dance to different rhythms. As an open event, students were able to invite friends and family to join the celebration.

End of the oppening    Spanish food 

The event started with an act displaying the 50 different nationalities of the students among ESADE Full time MBA in a parade of flags moving to the rhythm of the song “We are one” and a moving map video representing the geographical coverage of our diversity. Amazing way to start the night feeling the unity. Watch the full video below:

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For more pictures click here or look for ‪#‎esadegastrofest in social media.

The Gastrofest 2015 organizing team was led by Afif Kanaan with the support of the MBASA president Class of 2016, Francisco Colmont.

Team members: Biagio Di Leo, Carolina Sánchez, Farwah Tapal, Gail Noronha, Giovanni Bologna, Janet Lam, Jaspreet Manchanda, Lalitha Kakulapati, Linh Thuy Pham, Naman Mehta, Marina Kim, Nicole Chen, Niklas Martin, Stephanie Hadjijoseph and Yousif AlGhanim.

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