Speakers Madrid Summit
María José Sanz Jiménez
Global Lead for Accenture Enterprises Services for Goverment ( AESG) Business Service and Iberia Inclusion and Diversity Lead.
Accenture Consultant in the area of Financial Services. In 2001 she became the first partner in Financial Services and the youngest in Spain at that time.
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).
Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
LGBTI activist and lawyer. She works and collaborates with different organizations in the analysis, investigation and communication of subjects related to discrimination and Human Rights of the most vulnerable groups of people in society. She gives lectures and lectures on sexual diversity and social and gender inequality, a field she has written several reports and studies in.
She collaborates at Info Libre, eldiario.es, El Mundo, Cxtx, El País, 20 Minutos, El País, La Voz de Galicia, Metroscopia, Amnesty International, Murray Magazine. In 2013, she participated in TEDXMadrid with a talk called "Neither man nor woman".
Associate Human Rights Officer
Special Procedures Branch - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Team of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Independent Expert on Persons with Albinism. Mr. Serefidis has worked with human rights NGOs on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples; the International Labour Organization as a consultant on labour and human rights standards and on Roma issues; government permanent missions to the UN as a human rights expert; and, the private sector.
He has worked with the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Committee and the UN Voluntary Funds for the Victims of Torture and Slavery. Currently, he supports the work of two United Nations independent experts, the IE on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (HRC Resolution 32/2) and the IE on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (HRC Resolution 28/6).
Doctor in medicine and surgery. Associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos I University.
Specialist in genital reconstruction surgery for transsexual people. He is associate professor at Public University Rey Juan Carlos in the Department of Human Anatomy. Also specialized in Forensic and Legal Medicine by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors in Illustrious Medical Association of Madrid until 2008 and General Director at Health Training Foundation until 2011..
Victor Mora Gaspar
He is a writer, researcher and doctoral student in Studies of the Culture by the Autonomous University of Madrid; Master in Critical Theory by Carlos III University; And activist in the collective Inverted Section.
He is a writer, researcher and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid; Master in Critical Theory by Carlos III University; and activist in the Inverted Section collective. He is currently president of the International Association of Networked Memory Studies and a member of the Ibero-American Center for Sexuality Studies. His book On the Edge of Nature, published in 2016 by the publishing house Debate, has been recognized with the 1st Pilar Azcárate Award granted by the Equality Unit of the UC3M (2015), and with the 1st National Prize of Sagasta Essay, awarded by The Sagasta Foundation and the Colegio de Caminos (2016).
Ambassador of the Dutch Gay Pride 2017
Souad Boumedien (42) works as a Sergeant for the Dutch National Police Force in Amsterdam. She is of Moroccan decent, Muslim and elected to be Ambassador for the Dutch Gay Pride 2017. According to her, her sexual orientation does not conflict with her faith in the Islam: “The freedom to be gay, bi or transgender is increasingly seen as the same freedom to be religious”. Souad is one of the initiators of the “Moroccan float” that participated in the 2016 Gay Pride in Amsterdam and gave a platform to participants with Moroccan roots.
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence.
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence. Co-author of the law Santa Fé Metro Station - Carlos Jáuregui.
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid, he has worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and is currently in charge of Organizational Architecture within AXA Spain where he led the LGTB pillar, one of the 5 pillars of AXA Spain's Diversity.
Activist and Human Rights Advocate for Trans women in Guatemala since 2005.
Activist and Human Rights Advocate for Trans women in Guatemala since 2005. Founder and Executive Director at Trans Multicultural Network of Guatemala Women REDMMUTRANS, since 2011. Together with organized trans companions of the Trans Women's Multicultural Network Urban and rural volunteers, she has helped give visibility to and informed about Trans women at the national government level, as well as representing REDMMUTRANS both nationally and internationally which has spoken about this communities varying realities, contexts and needs.
She has made strategic alliances with organizations of key populations in order to improve the quality of life for trans community, and has carried out actions for the visibility and advocacy to approve the strategy of comprehensive and differentiated healthcare for transgender people, political incidence for a law of gender identity.
Born in 1992 in Picardie. He graduates from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues his studies at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences. In 2013, he directed the collective work Pierre Bourdieu. L'insoumission en patrimoine (PUF), author who is a source of inspiration for the young writer. In 2014, publishes To end with Eddy Bellegueule, published in Spain by Salamandra, an autobiographical novel received with enthusiasm by the critic and translated to more than twenty languages. His latest novel, Historia de la violencia (Seuil 2016) tells the story of an encounter that ends in aggression. In it, the author proposes a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.
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.