At ESADE, we are committed to building a business world where no areas are off-limits: we want more women on boards of directors, creating start-ups, making decisions, and leading teams, departments and companies. And we want you to be one of them.
ESADE at European Women in Tech
At Esade we’re committed to helping women cross the line, break through barriers and take their talents to the top. We want women leading the way in every sphere of business, including technology. That is why we visited Europe's largest and most vibrant women in tech conference. We had the chance to network with inspirational tech leaders from all over the world and share the Esade experience with them during Katharine D´Amico’s session “Talk Like TED”, empowering women professionals to make their voices heard.
We visited together with winners of Esade’s Women in Business contest, where participants shared with us their insights on the importance of gender equality in business management. Take a look at one of the outstanding contest videos!
Executive MBA Open Day in Barcelona
Save the date and join us!
It will be the first 2020 event for all our future European Executive MBAs and a chance to meet your future classmates from around the continent! In a packed day of presentations and opportunities to network with high potential executives like yourself, you all will have the chance to take a masterclass
December 13 – EMBA Experience Day, Barcelona Campus
December 11-14 – EMBA Experience Day, Barcelona Campus
December 12-14 – EMBA Experience Day, Madrid Campus
December 7 – San Francisco
December 5 – Liderando desde el ojo del huracán - Colombia
Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions
What is your role at ESADE?
As the title of my job already hints at, I am involved with the recruitment and admissions of candidates for our MSc, FT MBA and Executive MBA programmes. Our team is organized according to geographical zones with the aim to get to know our candidates better and to make more well-rounded admissions decisions, taking into account a wide range of aspects of the profile of the candidates. The region of my responsibility is the United States and Belgium + Luxembourg.
What is the thing you like the most about your job?
Without a doubt, it is the amazing people you get to meet! During my years at ESADE Admissions, I have had the pleasure to recruit in widely diverse places, ranging from Riyadh to Rio de Janeiro. Wherever we go to meet and engage with our candidates we learn from their stories, their lives, their environments, what inspires them, what challenges them, etc. It is fascinating to see that – despite the big differences in geographical origin or cultural perspectives- we all have so much in common! It is truly exciting to discuss how education can help people advance in their lives and help them reach their goals. It is also beautiful to see that wherever we are in the world, the ESADE Alumni Network is present to provide support and advice.
Which is one goal – either personal or professional or both– that you have not yet achieved?
Working in Business Education I obviously highly value education! Two years ago, I had the pleasure to enroll in one of our Executive Education courses and highly enjoyed it. I would love to enroll in more courses as I enjoy the thrill of learning, but with frequent Admission travel and two young children at home, the challenge is to try to find the right balance between work, travel and being able to dedicate time to my beloved family.
Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know (yet)
I accidentally entered the world of Business Education more than 20 years ago, and never left!
More or less by accident, I landed a job at a Dutch-British-German business school back in 1998 in the Netherlands and immediately felt intrigued and inspired by the dynamic environment of working at the crossroads of business and education and the enormous diversity of amazing people you get to interact with. Now, after almost 17 years in Barcelona, a lot has changed since then but the joy of learning new things by meeting new people is still as alive as the very first day!
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by the energy of our students and Alumni. They certainly have busy lives and have packed agendas, yet they are always there to help and to share their ideas with candidates who are interested in learning about life at ESADE. The energy of the ESADE community is also clearly visible in the many beautiful projects and companies that students and Alumni have launched. Often in areas that can clearly make a difference in the lives of others. Ever too often we see complicated topics on the evening news and in the newspapers, but there is also so much positive energy out-there and a strong willpower to make a positive change to help tackle some of the world´s problems. This positive energy is truly inspiring.
What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading “Reizen zonder John” (travels without John). This is a book by Dutch writer Geert Mak, who – 50 years later- makes the same road trip all across the USA as John Steinbeck did in the 1960s. In his book, Geert Mak comments on the geographical, political and sociological changes that happened in the 50 years since Steinbeck made his famous road trip. I enjoy reading about the places I frequently visit for my job as it helps me to understand different realities and perspectives.
Discover the 7 secrets of a successful pitch
What makes a great pitch? How can you get the right people talking about you? How can you inspire and influence change when environments are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous – not to mention competitive?
Katharine D´Amico, Academic Collaborator with Esade’s Department of People Management and Organisation, has mentored countless successful entrepreneurs.
Read her recent article in Forbes to discover the seven essential components of a great pitch
"Human potential is the only limitless resource we have in this world"
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