Speakers Madrid Summit
Patricia Rodríguez Abelairas
Life & Profesional Executive Coach. Degree in Derecho Económico
Motivational coach. Degree in Economic Law and specialized in Urban Management and internal land management, both in a personal level and in the company level.
Diane Rodríguez Zambrano
Psychologist and transgender activist in defense of human rights for LGBTI people, women, afros, indigenous people, children and people with disabilities.
Psychologist and transgender activist in defense of human rights for LGBTI people, women, indigenous people, children and people with disabilities. She is an activist who has participated in several social achievements in Ecuador such as the promotion of the Youth Law. She was the founder of the Asociación Silueta X, which helped achieve the right to Civil Unions and Gender on IDs for transsexual people, and successfully brought a lawsuit against a media outlet for discrimination against the LGBTI Community.
She has also worked on the first trans children’s story in Ecuador, and given visibility to family diversity during her husband’s pregnancy. She successfully made the first registration of a name with maternal surnames in Ecuador thanks to the law that helped put in place. She was nominated for the David Kato Awards in 2014 and as one of the best activists in 2016 for Front Line Defenders. She is currently the president of the Ecuadorian Federation of LGBTI Organizations and is the first LGBTI openly transsexual to be elected as a member of Congress.
Hispanic Philologist. Gema Baños Palacios studied Hispanic Studies.
Hispanic Philologist. She completed the Hispanic Studies: Spanish Language and Literature degree at the Autonomous University of Madrid, a master's degree in Literary Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, and is currently studying the doctoral program of Literary Studies at the same University with research titled: Abolished body: autobiography and self-portrait in the creation of women in the 60s and 70s. She has participated as a communicator in congresses such as «IX Audem International Congress. Women of Letters: Pioneers in Art, Essay and Education "(UM, 2016)," III Conference on Literary Research: Breaking the barriers of the text "(UAM, 2016) and the" I International Congress of Young Investigators " (UCO, 2017).
Among her creative works are the collections of poems Morada y Plata (Ebediziones, 2013), Companeros del Crimen (Parallel Editions, 2014) and Thirty-six Women (The Tailor of Apollinaire, 2016). Her poems have appeared in magazines like Nayagua or Chéjere and in anthologies such as Nacer in another time (Renaissance, 2016) and Odyssey poetic (Legados, 2016).
Activist and Director of KyivPride.
LGBTI activist since 2012. Since 2016 she has been an Executive Director of KyivPride - the biggest and most visible LGBTI event in Ukraine. Holds a PhD in Political Science from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2013-2017, she was actively involved in advocacy campaigns addressing the important subject of LGBTI rights protection within hate crimes legislation, as well as fighting the introduction of a "propaganda law" in Ukraine and raising visibility of LGBTI people in the country. Previously, she worked for 5 years in humanitarian response sphere, providing assistance to refugees and IDPs in Ukraine.
General Linguistics Professor at the University of León and Member at the Royal Spanish Academ.
General Linguistics Professor at the University of León and member of the Real Academia Española since 2008. Director of the "Spanish to the Day" Department at RSA and Advisory Board member of Fundéu. Academic correspondent at the Academies of Chile, Panama and Cuba.
He is the author of more than twenty books and about 150 research articles. He has directed about twenty research projects, as well as many doctoral theses and numerous national and international courses and congresses.
Teacher. PhD in Philology. Secretary of Women, Equality and Social Policy at the CCOO Federation for Education.
She has always combined her union work with her involvement in the feminist movement. Her work has focused on the reflection and practice of co-education, the defense of women's labour rights and against discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Since joining FECCOO, one of her main goals has been the requirement of an inclusive and co-educational practice at schools, creating didactic material for teacher training, publishing articles, and promoting public policies favouring the equality . She has coordinated the Gender Equality Observatory at Union Foundation of Studies (foundation of CCOO of Madrid).
Pablo Ortíz Navarro
Biotechnology processes graduate and project manager. He was a model for Flex, using his media impact to give visibility to asexuality in Spain. He has spent years collaborating with environmental volunteer projects, leading fairs and scientific conferences and others in a humanitarian nature.
Eva García has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international sales and distribution of wines and spirits. At present she works in VINOTERRA S.L, in the department of development of new products and markets.
Profesor Titular de Filosofía en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Philosophy professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid and in History by the École des Hautes Études at Social Sciences of Paris. He has been a guest researcher at the Institut de Littérature Française of the Sorbonne and the Center de Sociologie Européenne of the Collège de France.
He currently teaches Philosophies of Difference, Metaphysics and Ontology. He has worked on topics related to XX Century philosophy, closely related to the History of reading and written culture in ancient Greece and thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has coordinated the Master's Degree in Criticism and Philosophical Argumentation and the PhD Program in Philosophy and Language Sciences at the UAM.
Born in Molacillos, Zamora, in 1961. In 2005 she married Teresa Heredero, was the first marriage of lesbians celebrated in the City of Madrid, a ceremony officiated by Pedro Zerolo.
Born in Molacillos, Zamora, in 1961. In 2005 she married Teresa Heredero, in the first lesbian marriage of the City of Madrid, a ceremony officiated by Pedro Zerolo. Initiated in feminism with the Assembly of Women of Salamanca, she moved moved to Madrid at age 17 and ended up in Barquillo 44, one of the cradles of Madrid’s feminist movement in the early 80's. The defense of the women’s rights and the fight against discrimination has marked her personal, professional and political trajectory.
In 1995, she came into contact with the Federation of Separated and Divorced Women led by Ana María Pérez del Campo and shortly after began her activism in the fight against gender violence. At the end of the 1990s, she joined the Federation on the Violence Commission in the Council of Women of the Community of Madrid and participated in the creation of the Madrid Forum against Gender Violence, which became the State Network of Feminist Organizations against Gender Violence in 2001. In 1999 she published the “Guía para mujeres maltratadas", a pioneering guide built from an integral view on violence against women. In July 2015 she became spokesperson of Equality of the PSOE in the Congress of Deputies assuming also the Secretary of Equality and Diversity of the PSOE-M.
Deputy of the City. Vice-president of the Commission for Women, Children, Adolescents and Youth.
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS.
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS. He began to study Political Science at the National University of San Carlos, Guatemala. He studied International Relations at the Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN. In 2009 he started a work in the Association of Men Against Violence AHCV, where he coordinated the area of Political Incidence, the same responsibility that he had in 2012 in the Movement of Youth Against Violence in Nicaragua. Chester recently, highlighted his work as founding director of the Metamorphosis Club, where a group of young people have partnered to work for human rights from the focus of new masculinities, sexual and reproductive rights and sexual diversity.