INCAE Dean Camelia Ilie-Cardoza Awarded Women of the Decade in Education & Leadership Prize

05 de August 2019

Dr. Camelia Ilie-Cardoza, Executive Education Dean and Chair of INCAE’s Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership, was awarded this week a prize in the category of Women of the Decade in Education & Leadership, in the 28th global edition of the Women Economic Forum (WEF).

The awards ceremony took place on August 1-3 in Cartagena, Colombia. This is the first time the event is held in Latin America and it addressed topics such as disruptive economies, education, and technology. In this event, Dr. Ilie-Cardoza lectured on Women Entrepreneurs and their Impact on the Economy of Latin America.

WEF is a global conference organized by All Ladies League (ALL), a global network of women leaders, executives and businesswomen, allowing its members to increase business opportunities and expand their personal influence through the creation of international networks and by inspiring entrepreneurs, authors, and opinion leaders from around the world.

With 100,000 members from 150 countries, ALL and WEF are among the largest networks in the world, allowing for global connections with a philosophy of inclusiveness #heforshe, #sheforhe and #sheforshe, seeking to bring together all the members of society with a collaborative leadership model.

Over the years, world opinion leaders have participated in WEF, including heads of state, Nobel laureates, ministers, mayors, businesswomen, presidents, university professors, judges, industrialists, ambassadors, diplomats, filmmakers and sports celebrities. Of course, also women entrepreneurs and solidarity leaders inspiring followers from a wide variety of fields. (For more details about the Forum and the rest of the awards click here.)

About Dr. Ilie-Cardoza

Camelia Ilie-Cardoza is Executive Education Dean and Chair of INCAE’s Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership. She teaches leadership development courses based on the fundamentals of neuroscience, change, and organizational transformation. She is an engineer specialized in optical and biomedical devices with a degree from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Doctor Summa cum Laude from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, and DEA from Universidad Complutense in Spain.

After starting her career as a research assistant in atomic physics and military technology, she held executive and academic positions in international schools such as ESADE and IE, and developed alliances with Georgetown, Babson, and Columbia University, among others. She designed hundreds of business education programs and conducted consultancies in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Dr. Ilie Cardoza has worked for more than 20 years on projects for women, including the LIDERA program in Spain under the auspices of the European Union, which trained more than 1,000 women for senior management positions. At INCAE, she launched programs for women executives and entrepreneurs, with more than 300 graduates from 15 countries to date.

Her research on Social Progress of Women and Women Entrepreneurs has surveyed more than 6,000 women and has been recognized by renowned organizations such as the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies of Harvard University, and media such as CNN en Español. In addition, she researches and publishes about Management Education and Management and Happiness.

Dr. Ilie-Cardoza is a Board member of UNICON Consortium for Executive Education, which includes more than 140 schools worldwide. Also, she is an External Advisor of the Institute for Advanced Studies for the Americas at the University of Miami. During 2019 she is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.