Thu, Jun 29, 2023

2:30 PM – 9 PM (GMT+2)

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Paseo de la Castellana 259-E, Madrid 28046, Spain




The IE Out & Allies Club has been proudly presenting LGBT+@Work annual conference for the past 17 years - the longest running LGBTQIAP+ student led business conference in Europe.

LGBT+@Work promotes diverse leadership through exchange of ideas and inspirational talks, creation of unique networking opportunities and building a community of LGBTQ+ students, professionals, and allies who truly care and engage with Diversity and Inclusion topics. Speakers, sponsors, and attendees from all around the world, creating a truly diverse, international, and immersive experience.

June 29th, 2023

IE Tower Auditorium.

We look forward to welcoming inspiring LGBT+ professionals and leading organizations from around to world to our conference that seek for talent and diversity. Stay connected to find out more. 


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Wendy Drukier

Ambassador of Canada to Spain and Andorra

Wendy Drukier is Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra since December 2020.  

She holds a B.A. with honours in Politics and Economics from Queen’s University (1990) and a Master’s Degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (1994). 

She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1997. Her first posting abroad was at the Embassy of Buenos Aires (1999 to 2002). She then served as Political Counsellor in Bogotá (2007 to 2009) and at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. (2010 to 2012), where she was also Director of the Department’s Hemispheric Affairs Division. 

From 2012 to 2015, she served as Ambassador to Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Afterwards, she held a number of positions in Canada at the headquarters of the Ministry, such as Deputy Director for the Stabilization and Reconstruction Programs Division and Director General of International Organizations. Most recently, she has served as Director General for Economic Development.

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Kike Sarasola

Founder & President

Room Mate Group

Kike is a trendsetting pioneer in the tourist industry thanks to his visionary, disruptive and rebellious character. His career and personality are marked by his past as the equestrian with the best track record in Spain. He participated in three Olympic Games and won national and international competitions.

He founded Room Mate Hotels in 2005, based on the idea that each hotel is a friend in the city. In 2014, he challenged the industry and created Be Mate which combines the freedom of an apartment with the safety, quality and services of a hotel. In 2022, he launched his hostel brand, Wabi Sabi, reaching out to the younger audiences. Kike is an inspirational and influential leader.

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Maital Guttman

Global Lead of Inclusion and Belonging


Maital Guttman is the global lead for Inclusion & Belonging at McKinsey & Co. In her role, she co-founded The Alliance, a global summit for senior LGBTQ+ executives and has facilitated workshops for senior leaders on strategy, culture and transformational change. She has led workshops and spoken internally at McKinsey and externally at conferences and with clients on diversity and inclusion. Maital has authored several articles on inclusion in the workplace and the experience of LGBTQ+ leaders globally.

Previously, Maital served for three years as a consultant McKinsey & Company, where she focused on topics around economic development, innovation, strategy, culture, change management and talent management. Prior to her consulting career, she founded a documentary film production company, Dewdrop Films, which produced and screened films around the world, including South Africa, Moldova, Israel and the US. She holds an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from Duke University, where she was a Robertson Scholar. Maital was born in Israel, grew up primarily in North Carolina since she was 12, and recently moved back to Israel with her wife and two sons.

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Álvaro Kruse

Founder & CEO

Krash Kosmetics

Krash Kosmetics was founded by Álvaro Vélez, known on social media as Álvaro Kruse. One of the 100 most important influencers in Spain according to Forbes, he was the first male makeup influencer in Spain, being the first in the history of YouTube Spain to reach 100,000 subscribers. Due to his work as an ambassador for the biggest beauty brands in the market, Álvaro was tired of the fact that none of these brands were aimed at both men and women. Therefore, he founded Krash Kosmetics with the aim of creating a safe environment in which makeup was genderless and labelless. Álvaro currently dedicates 100% of his time to developing the brand, which breaks barriers every year and supports the LGTBIQ+ community in all its actions.

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Amara Pazos

DEI Ambassador

American Express GBT

Amara is a DEI Ambassador for Amex GBT with more than 14 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry. Amara is no stranger to the complexity of Diversity & Inclusion in our society, being herself a mixed raced woman, born in Madrid and raised by a Nicaraguan mother and a Spanish father. She embraced diversity from a very young age and had to learned how to navigate privilege at the same time. Prior to working at Amex GBT, Amara lived in Buenos Aires, Luxembourg and spent 7 years in London as a Senior Project Manager for Banks Sadler, where she had the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of people in a very multicultural location. In the past years she has completed her education in DEI by finishing a degree on SCR Leadership at the London Business School and a course on Gender & Sexuality at the University of Pittsburgh. After a successful career as a Meeting planner, Amara now leads DEI projects for AMEX GBT at a global level.

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Amy Harback

HR & TD Project Manager for Southern & Eastern Europe


Amy Harback is a Senior HR Project Manager in PageGroup, committed to people development, who enjoys learning from different perspectives and insights, being a firm believer that diversity and inclusion should be an inherent part of businesses. Amy is also part of the D&I European Task Force and an exceptional witness of PageGroup’s strategy and commitment in terms of D&I.

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Ignacio Enseñat

Ad Sales Coordinator EMEA

NBC Universal

Born in A Coruña and raised in Madrid, Spain, he displayed a keen interest in the media and advertising industry from a young age. After completing his studies in Media Management, he joined NBCUniversal, one of the leading global entertainment and media companies. Ignacio's commitment goes beyond his daily work. Recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, he worked with several colleagues to create the DEI Committee Spain within NBCUniversal. The goal of the DEI Committee is to promote equal opportunities, respect, and acceptance for all individuals, regardless of their background, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

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Javier Leonor

Global Inclusion and Diversity Senior Manager


Born in Segovia Spain, Javier has lived and worked in many countries where he has had the chance to learn the local culture and the language. He finally found his second home in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Javier holds degrees in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), the Hochschule Mannheim (Germany) and an MBA from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Javier has worked for 20 years as an IT consultant, and since 2018 has taken a role in the Global Inclusion and Diversity team at Accenture, where he leads the LGBTQ+ programs, also known as Pride at Accenture, among other programs like benefits, Self-ID or leadership development. Javier is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Workplace Pride and represents Accenture at the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality.

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Jon Jiménez

Head of Social

Movistar España

Journalist and Marketer with international experience leading digital and corporate comms. Ex- Mattel EMEA, Amazon UK, Vodafone ES.

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Juan Manuel Alonso

Career Advisor

IE Business School

Juan Manuel has extensive experience in brand management mainly in the FMCG industry in companies such as P&G, Kellogg's and Kimberly Clark. Most recently, he performed as Brand & Communication Director for Europe and Inclusion & Diversity Lead EMEA at Cargill.

Today, Juan Manuel collaborates as a Career Advisor for IE and is a Double-PhD doctoral researcher by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Inclusion & Diversity towards Employer Branding) and Université de Fribourg.

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Michi Raymond

Director of Global Business Development


Michelle Raymond is Director of Business Development at myGwork, D&I consultant, and a public speaker. She holds an MBA from IE Business School and a Master in Global Entertainment & Music Business from Berklee College of Music. Alongside her corporate work, Raymond performs under the music artist name “Michi” and has opened for artists including Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Rica Lieberman

Director of Sales - EMEA South


Rica is Sales Director at Cisco Systems. Her team is responsible for Software and Services Annuity Sales for France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Malta, and Cyprus.

In her prior role as Director – Sales Acceleration at Cisco Systems, Rica was responsible for Sales Enablement for Cisco’s Sales Teams located in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to that, Rica was Director responsible for Services Sales to Service Provider customers headquartered in Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Rica joined Cisco 17 years ago, and is a longtime advocate for diversity and inclusion, especially for women in technology.


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