The miracle of Irene Natividad: Global Summit of Women, Warsawa 2016

I attend this week the Global Summit of Women 2016, in Warsawa, Poland. Once again this event is energizing, full of amazing women, generous to share their knowledge, and experience with other women, and the brave men, many CEOs, attending the conference. Numbers of women attending add up to three ceros, over one thousand from 73 countries from all over the world. I spread the word of my new released book on smart cities, may collaborative work with COIT in Spain and of Camilo José Cela University.
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The miracle of Irene Natividad and Margarita de Cos

Global Summit of Women is a miracle, made up each year by @INatividad and @GlobeWomen. Irene is an truly amazing and strong woman I first meet some years ago, back in Madrid. Then she headed the first opening of the Madrid Stock Exchange ever made by women. Thrilling, yes, as she is. Margarita de Cos is the head of the Spanish delegation @GlobeWomen, and a great leader and model of all of us.

Global Summit of Women 2016 Warsawa Dr. Olga Gil

Asia, as part of Eurasia

During the summit I am having great opportunities to build up ties with China and Japan, countries that interest me a lot. From China, I meet Cyindy Cheng Yang, CSO from Focus Media, and Lu Dai, News Director and Union President from Shanghai Oriented Webcasting. I learned a lot from Huang Wenlin wisdom, chief of the China Association of Women Eterpreneurs. I really enjoyied talking at the table together with impresive chinese business women Jayjun, Sunny, and Ayilaile.

From Japan

From Japan, I have meet Hijiri, Kiyoka, Keiko -from Deloitte- Machiko, Mahoko, Minori, Naoko, Reiko, Yuyiko Tanaka, from the Japan Women Ingeneers Forum and I.N.O. corporation. and I stablished great contacts with a university and a bussiness school. Both institutions are interested on my work on smart cities and to stablish ties with UCJC university in Madrid.

Global Summit of Women 2016 Warsawa Dr. Olga Gil

Global Summit of Women 2016 Warsawa Dr. Olga Gil

Testing the ground for the new and very innovative academic programms at Universidad UCJC

At the Global Summmit I have been testing the ground for the new and very innovative academic programms at Universidad UCJC.

Think, Create, Discover and Communicate. Future is here.
A unique bilingual summer program (Spanish/English) in Madrid, at Camilo José Cela University.

This is pre-university Humanities, Science and Technology course, designed for a generation facing a world immersed in a process of drastic changes -16-18 year-olds. The pre-university course is held in campus and living at the university residences, in Madrid outskirts, from June 29th to July 13th.

For this course we have seek *very* motivated young people interested on:
– How emerging technology affects our fundamental experience of humanity.
– How information online compilation systems are changing radically our concept of privacy.
– The radical changes on classical concepts of communications, progress, war, culture, politics, work and knowledge taken place today.
– New technology is creating new humans and new ways of communicating.
– These new humans will be, at the same time, the developers of new discoveries in science and drivers behind the development of new technology.

Why this course? And how our university differenciates from others!

Generations born in an entirely digital environment have to decide where they will take communications, robotics, environmental research or the exploration of outer space. Today´s youth will define progress in communications technology and what are the priorities of human kind: men reaching Mars, developing apps, the creation of a robot as -a dream of science fiction for decades and alquimia for centuries.

Based on the cross-cutting nature of knowledge today and its impact shaping the future, this two week summer programm “Humanities, Science and Technology: Think, Create, Discover”, allows students to:
– ´Tackle different aspects of what will be their world with a strong base on communications, interpersonal, and Media communications.
– Learn from the major conceptual changes facing their generation.
– Develop skills related to technology and creativity in a practical and fun way.
– Visit firms, with industry professionals to get to know the most innovative initiatives that blend Humanities, Science, Technology and Communications,
– Develop a rich network based in Madrid, open also to opportunities to practice Spanish lenguage while starting over contacts with Madrid as focal point of reference for Latin America and the whole Hispanic world.

The course will is complemented with cultural and sporting activities in campus at Camilo José Cela University in Villafranca del Castillo. I particularly love the horse riding club.

Humanities, Science, Technology & Communications summer course gives pre- university students, age 16-18 year old, a great opportunity to acquire the tools and skills that will set students apart from their entire generation.

Just in case you are interested in the Humanities, Science, Technology & Communications summer course, I leave you the name of the contact persons below.

Meeting brave enterpreneurs and social enterpreneurs from America and Spain

Impresionada por el trabajo que desarrollan Elsa Andrés en Justisen, Lola Elejalde en InnoBasque, Rita Gasalla en Gälow, Gema Cernuda en Ellas Deciden y @Peixco, Carlota Lorenzana en, -and great restaurants for women visiting Madrid for business purposes!- Merce Ribera en Atrevia, Maruxa Sanmartín en Grupo Maviva, Erika Vallespin en ATKearney. Agradable y acogedora la Embajada de España @EmbEspPolonia el día de nuestra llegada a Varsovia, con un cocktail de bienvenida capitaneado por su Excelencia el Embajador Agustín Nuñez, arropado por Isabel Martín, Consejera de Turismo y Carmen Batres, Consejera de Información y Prensa, entre otros.​ En España, una delegación de lujo, a pesar de que de nuevo en esta edición, faltan ministras que arropen a la delegación, a diferencia de Francia, donde si ha habido una Ministro arropando a la delegación francesa.

El mundo hispano

Entre nuestras hermanas de América Latina y el mundo hispano, Maricruz Cochamanidis, de Kuljis Cochamanidis Group en Bolivia, Marianne Hontiveros (Filipinas), Patricia Espinosa, Nora Villafuerte y Yasmin Darwich President of BPW International and based in Coahuila (México).

From France

Just to name very few: Isabelle Roux-Chenu from Capgemini and the young Pauline Chanvin and Louise Moulié, from Politiqu´elles, a French non-profit organization working towards women empowerment at

From Switzerland, a country I am very interesten in because it has a long tradition of work on local government, democracy and networks: Martha Uribe, from Nestle, Arancha González -SheTrades programm- and Vanessa Erogbodbo -women and trade program-, from International Trade Center, United Nations, at Geneva.

From The United States of America, Claudia Freed, CEO of EalGreen and leveraging the circular economy and empowering access to leaning at

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Last but not least, I am having great opportunities to meet with mayors and enterpreneurs concerned with the future of cities, such as the Honorable Mayor of Warsaw -three terms Mayor! and teacher- Hanna Gronkiewick-Waltz, and discuss about comparative public policies in cities across the world.

Thank you all for your time and generosity! Comments are open for any new insight!

Humanities, Science, Technology & Communications summer course. Contact persons:

Mª Victoria García: mvgarcia at ucjc dot edu
Mar Calzadilla: mar dot calzadilla at sek dot es

Address: Urb. Villafranca del Castillo, Calle Castillo de Alarcón, 49, 28692 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid
Phone: +34 918 15 31 31


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