Speakers Madrid Summit
Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking.
Marta is a Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking, the first international professional network for lesbian women. LesWorking currently has more than 1,000 women from more than 20 countries in different professional sectors. The goal of the network is to connect and empower lesbian women to boost their careers and professional projects, as well as promote an inclusive and positive visibility of lesbian community in society and companies.
She has an MBA from Instituto de Empresa, she worked for more than 10 years in strategic and business consulting for multinational companies, developing projects in Spain and Latin America. Openly lesbian, Marta is considered one of the most influential LGBT people in Spain (rankings of El Mundo 2014 and El Confidencial 2015). He has been a speaker at TEDx Valladolid and has participated in national and international forums in Europe, USA and Latin America.
Fundadot de StartOut
U.S. entrepreneur and author who is best known as the founder of the national entrepreneurship organization StartOut, as well as the founder of the company FamilyByDesign, focused on modern family development and a resource for those interested in finding a “parenting partner”.
In December 2013, Business Insider named Spedale one of the “Most Important Gay People”. In 2008, he co-founded the media company A-List Global Media LLC. In 2009 Spedale conceived of and founded StartOut, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. StartOut currently has over 20,000 participants nationwide and its Annual Entrepreneurship Awards has honored LGBT entrepreneurs such as Peter Thiel and Tim Gill.
With a degree in Psychology by the UCM and specialized in Educational Psychology by the UAM.
With a degree in Psychology by the UCM and specialized in Educational Psychology by the UAM, where he currently carries out his thesis on sexual diversity and gender and new technologies. He specializes in bullying and school life, where he has developed several projects during his training. Always interested in the confluence between education, activism and sexual and gender diversity, he has been participating in the UAMentiende student association since 2013, serving as secretary and currently president of the association.
Maria Von Känel
General Manager Swiss Rainbow Families Association and Co-secretary European Lesbian* Conference.
General Manager Swiss Rainbow Families Association and Co-secretary European Lesbian* Conference. Maria von Känel is founder and coordinator of the International Family Equality Day (IFED), General Manager of the Swiss Rainbow Families Association and co-founder and co-secretary of the European Lesbian* Conference. The Council of Europe recognises IFED as an important tool to combat homo- and transphobia and to promote a tolerant and cohesive society. Maria has been in a registered partnership since 2007, when Swiss law first started recognising same-sex partnerships.
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.
Juana Isabel López Bernal
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy.
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy. Member of the Decontra group, Permanent Research Seminar on the works of Jacques Derrida, on which she has made several publications and collaborated on research projects.
Doctor & Imam Ludovic-Mohamed ZAHED
Imam and Doctor in Anthropology and Psychology. Founder of the first european inclusive mosque and founder member of the Interfaith Network GIN-SSOGIE as well as the INIMuslim Internatiol Network. International coordinator of the CALEM until 2014. Member of Theologians' network living with HIV/AIDS.
Nominated for the queer muslim award in 2014 and One of the 3 French gay in 2012.
Ruth Vargas Rincón
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities.
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities. She has participated in various socio-cultural studies, focusing on the reconstruction of memories related to political and social conflicts, with a gender focus. She has also worked for several years on youth issues, paying special attention to the relations between the public sphere, body and regulation / resistance, from feminist and justice approaches.
She is currently part of the International Youth Agency's work team for Latin America, supporting the definition and implementation of regional programs and initiatives prioritized to strengthen the role of young people as agents of transformation.
Yolanda Martos Wensell
Bachelor of Science in Information (Journalism) and Master in Political Sociology.
Bachelor of Journalism and Master in Political Sociology. She has worked in written press (daily, weekly and monthly). At TVE, as a screenwriter for the cultural programme "Fin de Siglo", and as a writer in the investigative programme "Espiral, detrás de la noticia". At "Onda Madrid" she has directed, presented and scripted the cultural programme "Madrid a todas luces" for 8 years. The theme of her work has remained social and cultural throughout her career. She is currently a professor of journalism at the APM and works at @bezdiario.
José Joaquín Álvarez de la Roza
Secondary School teacher and Director of an LGBTQIA+ department in secondary Schools.
Secondary School teacher and Director of an LGBTQIA+ department in secondary Schools. He has been linked to the LGBTI groups for more than twenty years, coordinates the Gender and Sexual Diversity Attention Tutoring program in the IES Duque de Rivas, a pioneering project in secondary education aimed at erradicating sexism and homophobic violence in the School environment.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies. She is the founder of Womantalent, a 2.0 network of professional women, entrepreneurs and leaders whose goal is to empower and make women visible as leaders. Columnist in LA RAZÓN, where she writes about Leadership 3.0 and has a own section of interviews with Women Leaders. She also has her own section of leadership in the program "Emprende" at RTVE and writes for TELVA on professional trends, as well as for other national and regional media. She is a mentor at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja and a member committee at the Spanish Association of Interim Management.
Deputy in the National Asembly of Venezuela.
First trans congressional representative of Venezuela and the fourth one in the world. Lawyer, PhD in Law, university professor and LGBTQI rights activist.
World President of the IDAHO-T Committee on May 17 (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), Chair of the GATE Board (Global Action for Trans Equality), GLISA Co-President (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association), All Out and WPATH Member of the Board (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), Member of the Scientific Committee on Chair of Sexuality and Human Rights of Unesco; and WAS (World Association of Sexual Health).