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Equitable Leadership Program is a program created to promote the leadership of Ecuadorians from the professional practice of equity and inclusion. This is the first free program created by national and international experts in collaboration with Inspira Ecuador from the Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Ecuador.


People who successfully complete the program will receive a professional certificate issued by an Ecuadorian Higher Education Institution.

It's time to bet on creativity and innovation and move our country forward, exercising fair and inclusive leadership!

Equitable Leadership Program - 2nd Edition

Today's world demands to understand better ways to collaborate and to become a woman Equitable Leader! If you are a woman living in Ecuador, apply to win a full scholarship in this hybrid program created by national and international experts.

In this edition we will have a hybrid modality, so you must:
- Meet each of the levels on our virtual platform
- Attend the face-to-face classes in Guayaquil 5 times (one day of each week in April and the first week of May)

People who successfully complete the program will receive a professional certificate issued by the ARGOS University Technological Institute, located in Guayaquil where the face-to-face classes will be taught.

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In this edition, the Equitable Leadership Program will have the support of the Women's Office of the Guayaquill Mayor's Office. This is the first Women's Directorate at the country level, and which was born in a pandemic context, for the implementation of projects with a gender focus. One of its programs has been recognized by UNICEF

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Our scholars and mentors will be able to receive various gifts from Inspira Ecuador, Líderes Hub and our sponsors. In addition to some additional prizes once the program is over.

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Program Creators
Jodie Padilla-Lozano
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Expert in Gender Parity and Innovation

Founder of Team Matilde, Inspira Leader of Guayaquil and outstanding professional of the World Economic Forum

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Expert in Leadership and International Business

Director of CAGLE Center for Advanced Global Leadership and Vice President of the Oklahoma Governor's International Team

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Carmen Padilla Lozano
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Expert in Sustainability and Competitiveness

Director of the INECEM Institute of the Catholic University and Member of the Global Competitiveness Network of Harvard Business School

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Jodie Padilla, José Sagarnaga and Carmen Padilla are responsible for creating this specialized training on equity and inclusion. They are international speakers, university professors, and have had the opportunity to work in the public and private sectors, NGOs, and civil society organizations.

With a strong link to academic training and scientific research in the United States, they created this program to provide their fellows with the best practices on their path to becoming promoters of equity and inclusion.

2nd Edition Experts
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francis corma

Spanish expert in management, creator of the Innovation Canvas. PhD from the Jaume I University of Castellón. Master in technological innovation from INEDE.

Vivianne Almeida

She presides over the first Directorate of Women (Mayor's Office of Guayaquil) of a Municipality of Ecuador. Previously, he was Manager of Plan Internacional Guayas.

Marcelo Rojas

He is the Founder of Capacítate Ecuador, Executive Director of AJE Ecuador and Co-director of Startup Grind Guayaquil. He has worked in the direction of Communication and Strategic Relations at ÉPICO.

Carol Obando

Director of Carol Obando International Center for Psychology, NLP and Coaching. Master in brief strategic therapy and coach in Neurolinguistic Programming, certified in the USA. 

Cesar Freire

Doctor in Strategic Business Administration, Economist. Extensive experience in the Public and Private Sector, expert in evaluation of Private and Social projects, in statistics and finance. 

Jose Sagarnaga

Clinical Assistant Professor, Wilbur Department of Business and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University. President of the International Team of the Governor of Oklahoma, USA.

Bianca Benavidez

Founder of Los Líderes Ecuador. Commercial Engineer, Master Practitioner in NLP and Executive Coach with International Qualification || Business Coaching School with the endorsement of the UEES.

Monserratt Bustamante

PhD in Legal and Social Sciences, University of Cádiz. Academic Vice Rector of the ARGOS Higher Technological Institute and Full Professor of the Espíritu Santo University of Specialties. 

Cynthia Roman

Engineer in International Business Management. Master in economics. Master in Innovation for Business Development. Specialist in Formulation and Evaluation of Corporate Projects. 

Carola Mena

PhD (c) in Business Administration and scientific researchers from the INECEM Institute of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. 

Carmen Padilla

Doctor in Strategic Business Administration. Director of the SINDE Research and Development Subsystem, UCSG. Professor affiliated with the Harvard Business School Competitiveness Network.

Jodie Padilla

Founder of Team Matilde. Leader Inspires the alumni community of the Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Ecuador in Guayaquil. Member of the World Economic Forum Network.

Conference: "Culture of Innovation"

All people who applied or who have not yet applied but are interested in participating in the 2nd Edition of the Equitable Leadership Program are invited to attend the International Webinar with the participation of PhDs. Francisco Corma from Spain, who will talk to us about the importance of applying Equitable Leadership.

The transmission was made from Team Matilde's YouTube Channel ally of the ELP 2022.

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