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Executive MBA participants launch ‘good causes’ initiative

ESADE Executive MBA participants have launched a fundraising initiative they hope will become a programme tradition.

The outgoing EMBA 2017 cohort, with invaluable support from EMBA 2018, started the project, which involves raising funds each year for the following cohort to distribute. The criteria for the initiative are:

  • Money raised must be used for good causes, charities or other community projects that the cohort chooses.
  • The tradition should be continued by EMBA 2018 raising funds for EMBA 2019 to distribute, who should then in turn be encouraged to ‘pass the torch’ to the 2020 cohort, and so on.
  • Participants must have fun during the process, as EMBA studies are stressful enough!
  • Those involved should provide occasional updates on what they have been doing.

The tradition will build a more close-knit ESADE EMBA community, working together for sustainable progress.

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Zain Group and ESADE for Women Empowerment!

We are delighted to announce that Zain Group, a pioneering company in mobile telecommunications across Middle East and North Africa, has chosen ESADE Business School as its learning partner to encourage and reward talented women within its organisation.

The initiative ‘Woman Empowerment Ambassador Program’ clustered 80 high-potential women leaders from branches in nine countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, and Sudan). The participants underwent intensive workshops aimed at improving their leadership and story-telling skills to become better connected with their teams and achieve targets at Zain with excellence.

The programme concluded with a two-day workshop in Amman, Jordan, where the two future EMBA participants were announced: Nevin from Zain Bahrain and Dania from Touch Lebanon. Congratulations! We are looking forward to meeting you in October and willing to learn from your diverse backgrounds!

In ESADE we are especially touched by this initiative because our goal is to have an EMBA cohort with 50% women. Last year’s intake (2017/2018) reached a new high of 40% women, and this year’s class profile looks even better! Also, we are very proud that our Full Time MBA is considered the ‘Best MBA for Women’ in Europe by the Financial Times. You can read more here.

Zain Group’s initiative give us hope and makes us believe that our goal of closing the gender gap is getting closer!

Nevin and Dania Zain winners ESADE

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EMBA celebration… in Ibiza!

The fifth graduating class of the Monthly EMBA (2016-2018) graduated on 20th April 2018, and what better way to celebrate than with a three-day trip to Ibiza?

Yet another class has graduated and will have to fill the void left by the EMBA after spending three days a month together for the last 18 months, travelling together across the globe, working in virtual groups, sharing personal milestones, and above all… lots of great moments! But rather than focusing on their wounds, they decided to recreate one last (extracurricular ;-)) “international week”.

Such a cohesive group, united by such a special experience, could only go out with a bang. The paparazzi trailing the group sent us this photo:

Photograph of participants Executive MBA ESADE in Ibiza

Notice the details… Still can’t see it? Zoom in.

Photograph participants Executive MBA ESADE Ibiza

ESADE Rocks Graduation!!! They certainly rock!

As Aurora said: “I am confident that our group will remain united. This has been a great farewell and also a great new beginning – a sign of things to come.”

Good luck, champs!

EMBA Admissions Department

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Sandra is closing the gender – tech gap!

We are very proud to announce that the start-up Wisar founded by Sandra Arévalo (EMBA Bi-weekly 14/15) was the winner of the 2nd edition of the Global Hack D Gap challenge. This is an initiative from 4YFN and GSMA Women4Tech that rewards digital solutions that aim to promote and create gender diverse teams, in an inclusive work environment within the mobile and tech industry.


Double challenge

Sandra started the EMBA journey while she was pregnant with her first child. At that time, she enjoyed a very stable professional life and the word “entrepreneurship” had never crossed her mind.

Doing an EMBA while working is a challenge, but imagine doing it while being a new mum! During the 18 months she found innovative solutions to balance her new role as a first-time mum with EMBA (like creating a schedule to feed her little baby in-between classes, with the invaluable help of her husband). The way she overcame the double challenge inspired her to take up on a new one!


Do it yourself

After the EMBA, she discovered that the inflexibility of the corporate world was no longer compatible with her personal life. She decided to make the most of her new situation and find an innovative solution on her own. It was then when she set up the company Wisar that offers a quality service to professionals that want autonomy and flexibility to manage their own time. EMBA gave her the tools to foster her professional and personal transformation… and her vision, passion and determination did the rest.

On February 28th Sandra was able to demonstrate that she is not only an entrepreneur and mother that successfully combines her professional and personal life, but most importantly, she helps others to do so.

Great work Sandra!

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Raquel Abuli (EMBA 2011) — one of the founders of BABY´N´JOY — took part in the EMBA Open Day

Raquel Abuli Vidal studied Engineering and graduated in Industrial Design. In 2010, he began the ESADE EMBA programme, graduating in 2011. In 2012, he decided to leave his job to found Baby´n´Joy, together with two classmates from the EMBA programme — Mireia Cabanes and Tony Parada. The project began life in the EMBA Business Development Project, in which students must work in a group on a project in either their company or as an entrepreneurial venture. During this same week, El Periódico de Catalunya (Catalan newspaper) published an interview with Raquel in which he explained his venture (see attached article). On the Open Day held on the 27th of April, Raquel shared his experience with 45 EMBA programme candidates, who took advantage of the occasion to ask questions before whether to enrol.

Read about Abuli’s company Baby’n’Joy here:

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