The Esade Women Initiative (EWI) aims to accelerate gender equality in society and business. EWI aims to make Esade an academic pacesetter in gender equality through specific actions to accelerate progress on equality and diversity in four areas. The first is training, by mainstreaming the gender perspective across all Esade programmes and through specific programmes for women, such as Promociona (CEOE and Instituto de la Mujer), Progresa (CEOE and Deloitte) or Chicas Imparables (50&50 GL, CEOE and Merck).
The second area is research. EWI promotes academic and applied research projects in the field of equality, and the development of case studies featuring female success stories. Third, through its capacity to generate and contribute to social debate, Esade tackles issues related to women’s access to management positions, gender equality policies and women and entrepreneurship. Finally, the fourth area is the implementation of a diversity policy at the academic institution itself.