Madrid Summit Moderators
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils.
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils. She began her professional career in the area of selection and evaluation in an international consultancy, coordinating teams in Madrid and Barcelona. In 2011, she joined Talengo to develop the practice of diversity in its three key dimensions, gender, culture and generational. Under her leadership, Talengo has developed diversity management projects based on the organizational diagnosis provided by a diversity audit. She has created diversity committees, has formed ambassadors for diversity and has developed projects of cultural transformation from the inclusive leadership model. She has also accompanied the executives in their international trajectory, sensitizing them in the different ways of doing business and in a correct adaptation to the culture of the destination country, to guarantee the success of the international operations.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable. He is currently working on his next project in which he wants to articulate a new vision on the future for the Spanish economy based on the development of talent through education, science and entrepreneurship. His goal is to contribute to make Spain a source of employment and talent for all. On September 2010 he founded Actuable.es, the fastest growing petition platform in history; Technological start-up. Actuable joined Change.org in May 2012. Francisco Polo became director of Change.org in 2011 in Spain. Platform of petitions of the world. Later, he created the campaign "Say no to cluster bombs" with which he managed to end the manufacture of these illegal weapons in Spain.
Awarded as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Emprendedores magazine, the Entrepreneurial Talent Award from the financial newspaper CincoDías or the Baeza Diversa award, given to people who have contributed to the defense and promotion of LGTB rights.
National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy
Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation. He has also contributed to the Yes Equality campaign, to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the National University of Ireland and he is a member of the administration group for Bi+ Ireland.
Noone holds a PhD from NUI Galway and a masters from the University of Leiden. He has contributed research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of well-being measures, financial stress in dairy farmers, emotional intelligence in pregnant women, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.
Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE.
Columnist at Diario de Mallorca (Iberian Press), El Asombrario and El Español. Creator of the mythical radio program "La Transversal" (RNE) and screenwriter of "Carne Cruda" (Radio 3), currently directs and presents the only lgtbi public radio space: "Wisteria Lane". He has been screenwriter of television programs such as "Carta Blanca" (La 2), "Alaska y Coronas" (La 2), "Alaska y Segura" (La 1). Author of the novel "The small places", of the story "Bell Fruit Gum" and the book "This is correct to begin", on the twenty years of Spanish dancer Chevi Muraday in the contemporary dance.
He has been awarded with Medal Pen prize 2013, awarded by the FELGTB, the 2014 FanCineGay Award of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Extremadura, and the Halegato Golden Award 2014 which is awarded by the Halegatos sports club to people working for recognition and In defense of the rights and freedoms of the LGTBI population.
Martina González Veiga
Psychologist specialized in sexual and gender diversity, sexologist and couple therapist. Dedicated to scientific divulgation until in 2011 she decides to found her own Center of Sexology Con Mucho Gusto! In the city of Santiago de Compostela. Graduate in Psychology in the specialty of Clinic by the USC, accredited as General Sanitary Psychologist, Master of Sexology, Sexual and Couple Therapy by the Kaplan Institute and the Andalusian Institute of Psychology and Sexology, Graduate in Sexual and Couple Growth, Specialist in Intervention and Psychological Accompaniment in Sexual and Gender Diversity. Member of the International Society of Specialists in Sexology (SISEX). Member of the Division of Clinical and Health Psychology of the General Council of Psychology of Spain. Member of the Galician Association of Communication of Scientific and Technological Culture (AGC CCT). Collaborator of various media, for two years she has a fixed section in the Galician public radio (RTVG).
Marisa Revilla Blanco
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University.
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department of Sociology I (Social Change). Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently director of this department. Previously, she has been Director at the Center for Latin American Studies and International Cooperation (CeALCI) of the Carolina Foundation (September 2008 - March 2012) and Vocal Adviser in the Cabinet of Government Presidency (July 2004-August 2008). PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University (1993) with the thesis titled: ... And everything that moves us unites us? Social movement, identity and meaning: contemporary experiences in R.F.A. And Chile.
Her main research interests are focused on problems of collective action, social movements and democratic participation, with special interest in gender issues and inequality. She has published several publications in Spanish and Latin American magazines on these subjects and has edited the following books: NGOs and Politics. Details of a relationship (2002, Madrid: Istmo Ediciones); Infancy, youth and migrations: A look for international cooperation (2011, Madrid: Siglo XXI / Carolina Foundation) and Round Trips. Networks, migration and development (2012, Madrid: Books of the Cataract).
Activist. Graduated in Political Science.
Babs began her activism in the university association of U. Autónoma de Madrid, UAMentiende, in which she has been president for 3 years and in which she still participates. She is also part of Collective Disoriented, antimonosexist self-organized assembly, in addition to other groups and projects. Her activism focuses on feminist and sexual diversity and gender issues, especially with regard to plurisexualities and non-monosexual subjectivities. She graduated in Political Science.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Former Secretary General of the European Parliament Rugby Union Intergroup; Deputy Coordinator of Union Cup 2015 and 2017, the Europe’s largest Inclusive Rugby Tournament.
As part of his work he has worked with national rugby federations to sign anti-discrimination agreements, introduce training for coaches and referees, launch awareness campaigns and look to form a model at an institutional level for tackling discrimination in rugby, that can be followed by other sports where LGBT+phobia is sadly more prominent.
The Union Cup 2017 is the largest sporting component for the World Pride Madrid 2017. Europe’s largest inclusive rugby tournament was this year hosted by the Madrid Titanes RFC from 28-30 April and saw more than 1000 players and supporters from 30 different European teams participate in a 3 day event across the city. This year the Madrid Titanes took the unprecedented step of inviting South Africa’s Jozi Cats, the only inclusive rugby team in Africa, to the European tournament in recognition of the hard work they are doing on the continent and to help raise their visibility at home.
Joaquín Müller Thyssen
Jornalist. General director of Fundéu BBVA
General Director in Fundéu BBVA and journalist. Previously he occupied the graphic and Television direction at EFE Agency, as well as his General Secretary.
He has been a parliamentary journalist, EFE correspondent in the Basque Country, head of the National TVE area and editor in Telecinco News.
Lawyer and cultural manager.
Lawyer and cultural manager, member of AACDO (Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes). He has taught postgraduate courses on culture, cultural management and cultural heritage at various universities in Spain and Argentina. He is the author of "When they talk about culture". "The myth of culture in the new public space" (CVG, 2013), "essay on public space and cultural policies".
Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.
Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.
Julio Gómez Caballero
Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker.
Social worker with more than 15 years of experience in design, execution and coordination in programs aimed to people with HIV and / or drug addicts, as well as in activism and political advocacy. He led the process in creating the Coordinator "Trabajando en Positivo", of which is currently director.