Saturday 07 March 2020 -
09:30 to 13:30

Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. We ask our community to be #10% braver and to be a network of champions for one another as well as providing one another support friendship and the tools to innovate!


Horario  Actividad


TwoEx DJ Performance - WeAreEquals


Inauguración del acto: Susana Pérez Quislant, alcaldesa de Pozuelo de Alarcón



Welcome message, Spain Network. 

Mercedes Hernández & Kyra Kellawan 


La importancia de la igualdad de género.

Mercedes Marín, Directora General de Bilingüismo y Calidad de la Enseñanza, Consejería de Educación y Juventud, Comunidad de Madrid.


Standing Up to Stand Out: Why leadership doesn’t have to be lonely.

Professor Jessica D Tollette, Behaviour & Social Sciences, IE University. 


Innovating towards a new sixth form school model in Spain.

Consuelo Barrera Ocón & Patricia Motilla Bonias, Fundadoras Six 21. 


Introduction to the WomenEd Global Network

Liz Free, WomenEd Regional Lead, Director, International Leadership.

Academy and WomenEd European representatives. 


Poem for Equality.

Paz, Year 9 student.


Declamation for Equality. 

Juncal, Y12 student.


Coffee / Networking.

TwoEx DJ Performance - WeAreEquals

12:30  1.The keys to effective and conscious leadership.

Natalia Gieger, Transpersonal coach Mindfulness in Teaching for Educators and Students. 

2. Mindfulness in Teaching for Educators and Students. Lucy Beckwith, LearnLife - Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor.

3. From impostor syndrome to happy high confidence. Antonia Spinks,  CEO - Pioneer Educational Trust.

4. Employment law in Spain and what your rights are. Sergio Bencomo y Laura Arizpe - TDBM Abogados. 




Performance, Primary Choir: “Hope is a Hidden Star”, "Ja-Da".


Closing Remarks. Mercedes Hernández

British Council School

C/Solano 5 y 7. 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón

Metro: Somosaguas Sur (Metro ligero)
Bus:  45, 134, 239 

*Sessions will be in Secondary Auditorium.

About the speakers:

Professor Jessica D Tollette, Behaviour & Social Sciences, IE University

Dr. Jessica Tollette is the academic director of the Bachelors in Behaviour and Social Sciences and Psychology at IE University. In addition to her role as academic director, she also teaches courses on research methods and behavioural science and is currently collaborating with IE’s Centre for Health, Well-being and Happiness teaching a course to undergraduate students on kindness, empathy and compassion.

Prior to starting at IE, Dr. Tollette conducted research on immigration policy, immigrant integration and intergroup relations in Madrid. She has previously received several awards and grants to conduct her research, including a Fulbright grant to Spain. She also co-taught Harvard undergraduate courses in research methods, race, gender and education where she received awards for outstanding teaching. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Tollette has also worked extensively with bachelor students in the realm of diversity and inclusion and academic advising.

Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, Jessica worked as a management consultant at Monitor Group in New York where she specialized in marketing consulting and diversity recruitment. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Hispanic Studies. When she is not in the classroom, Dr. Tollette enjoys live music, a tough workout, travel, podcasts, practicing mindfulness and spending time with her family in California.

Consuelo Barrera Ocón

From Madrid, she is graduated in French Philology and in Translators and Interpreters. Consuelo started British teaching in 1994 and in 2000 founded a British school in Malaga, where he she has worked as both a teacher and in management teams. Today she works in a new professional project, a "sixth form" oriented to students who need to know how to manage their time.

Patricia Motilla Bonías

Patricia Motilla is Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal and responsible for the area of Culture, Sport and Entertainment. Patricia is also a specialist in advice in the film industry, theatre and live shows, where she has participated in structuring processes tax-efficient financial products and has delved into the regulatory field of the sector, with extensive specialization in foreign shoots, both European and US and Bollywood. Patricia Motilla is also a regular lecturer and speaker at technical forums for tax specialization in different entities and associations such as Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of Savings Banks or Film Festivals, among others, she is the author of numerous articles.

Natalia Geiger

Natalia is a Certified Professional Coach and a Generative Wholeness Practitioner with InviteCHANGE, and holds an ACC credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She works with leaders and individuals who want to live and lead from their essence with greater clarity, inner-freedom, well-being, courage, authenticity and fulfilment. She also partners with organisations that want to create more agile, collaborative and effective teams, while contributing to the creation of a more conscious, compassionate and sustainable world.

Lucy Beckwith

Lucy has been dancing since she could walk. A graduate of London Contemporary Dance School, Lucy discovered yoga and meditation as way to deal with the demands of becoming a professional dancer. An alumna of Cal Arts, Lucy also studied traditional Sivananda Hatha Yoga in Kerala and trained in Vinyasa yoga at Laughing Lotus San Francisco. A mother of two boys and a dedicated practitioner, Lucy knows from experience the potential of a personal practice as one’s saving grace, applying this in educational contexts in several schools working with both staff and students. Her work is grounded in service, to inspire each person to awaken to spirit and learn about themselves.

Antonia Spinks

Antonia has twenty years of experience as a teacher and educational leader in the UK.  She has held numerous leadership positions in a range of schools from inner city comprehensives to selective education.  Antonia is now the Co-CEO of Pioneer Educational Trust, a small trust of three schools in the Berkshire, England.  She is fiercely determined to support all women in or aspiring to leadership and has spoken at #WomenEd and #DiverseEd conferences.  As a co-leader, Antonia works to break the mould pioneering alternative approaches to traditional leadership structures.  She is the proud mum of two principled young boys who she is raising to see women and men as equal in society.   


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