Tell us who you are!
I am passionate about my boutique 3C Compliance, I am proud of my husband, of my 3 sons and my business partner Julia, I am happy to have many nice people around me – virtually and in real – and to work in what I really want to do: Compliance and Ethics.
Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!
Let’s talk about hats (thank you, Todd Minerson, a fantastic male activist for gender equality and ending violence against women, who invented the hat-talk).
My dedication and passion for gender equity and ending violence against women and girls is best described by the various hats I wear.
The first hat is as founding partner of 3C Compliance. 3C stands for Corporate Compliance Consultants. It’s a Spanish consultancy that helps national and international companies to comply with laws and to get an added value within the ultra-competitive market – and to become even better companies. I am passionate about Corporate Governance and Sustainability. That’s why I am member of the Spanish Institute for Board Directors (IC-A) and Financial Expert Association (FEA). As Spanish Coordinator I was responsible for European Women Shareholders Demand Gender Equality (EWSDGE) a very successful shareholder activist project within 12 EU member states and supported by PROGRESS of European Commission.
Connected to this first hat is being President of Board of Directors of Kokoro Capital Investments Sicav, S.A., being member of Telefónica’s Sustainability Advisory Panel and of expert group GRC of TÜV NORD CUALICONTROL.
Another hat is my profession as German, Spanish and European lawyer, registered at Stuttgart and Madrid bars, with experience at European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Therefore, I am member and board member of many associations like European Law Institute (ELI), German Women Lawyers Association (djb), European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), Iberian Women Lawyers Association (AMJI), German Lawyers Association (DAV). As a lawyer, I mainly deal with real estate issues, inheritance or last wills and with companies.
My third hat is my NGO-life, being board member of the French-Spanish association of friendship MUJERES AVENIR, of Club europäischer Unternehmerinnen (CeU), Vice-President of ELLEVATE (85Broads), being Chairwoman of Zonta District 29 Committee By-Laws & Resolutions, and I was President of Zonta Madrid 2014-2016 and Spanish Representative of Zonta District 29 2014-2016.
And the most important hat is that I am wife of a wonderful man and mother of three wonderful boys.
What does “Social Capital” mean to you?
“Social Capital” means for me using my networks for young, talented woman.
What makes you successful in life/current job?
My dedication, professionalism, perfectionism, energy and optimism.
What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?
Being a successful consultant for a Spanish listed company and the birth of my three boys.
What skills, experiences or incidences helped you to get you to where you are today? What hindered?
I have always had great mentors around me that inspired me and helped me. I also think it’s good to have dedication and perfectionism. And a great business partner.
What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?
I want to learn from the mentees. I am sure you all know much more than I do. And if I can be of any help, I am happy to do whatever is in my hands.
What can you offer your 1World Mentee?
We will find out, I think it will depend on every person individually.
What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?
Open minded, flexible, ideally but not necessarily from male dominated companies.
What are your aspirations for your 1World Mentee?
The best compliment I have ever received by an intern was: “Now I really want to finish my studies, you brought me back the interest and the motivation for it.” I wished that the mentees would say something similar after our collaboration.
Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?
Yes. I do believe that there is a glass ceiling. We can break it the following way