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Since our creation in late 2012, the WISE Office has been actively working on various projects:

  • Monthly seminars with a gender focus given by women leaders in different fields
  • Preparation of the CNIO Equality Plan in collaboration with Direction, Management and the Works Council
  • Exhibitions with a gender perspective (eg “Marie Sklodowska-Curie. A Polish Woman in Paris”)
  • Organization of events to promote Equal opportunities in SOMMa Centers
  • Organization of science workshops for high school students accompanied by a mentoring session by CNIO scientists
  • Presentations in schools and IES by CNIO scientists on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science


Upcoming events









  • Margarita de Cos
    El futuro de la mujer en nuestras manos (Please note that this seminar will be held in Spanish)
  • Ana Requena
    Micromachismos, el machismo cotidiano que condiciona la vida de las mujeres (Charla en Castellano- Please note that this seminar will be held in Spanish)
  • Katharina Miller
    Leave your comfort zone and be disruptive!
  • Natalia Flores Sanz
    Situación del deporte femenino en España. Experiencia personal (Charla en Castellano- Please note that this seminar will be held in Spanish)
  • Ana Botella
    Experiencias de una mujer perteneciente a la generación de españolas que nacemos cuando todavía no existe una igualdad jurídica entre mujeres y hombres
  • María Ruiz and Clara Sanchís
    “Una habitación propia” (Basada en discurso de Virginia Woolf/Based on Virginia’s Woolf speech), dirigida por/directed by María Ruiz e interpretada por/interpreted by Clara Sanchís. (Representación en Castellano/ this play will be held in Spanish)
  • Teresa Jurado and Mariano Nieto Navarro
    How the current design of parental leaves is hampering the professional development of women. The ‘PLENTy of rights’ proposal
  • Belén Yuste y Sonnia L. Rivas-Caballero
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie: Ella Misma (Please note that this seminar will be held in Spanish)
  • María Angeles Durán
    Medicine, health organization and care system. The changing boundaries


  • Christina Rosenvinge. Spanish singer-songwriter, actress and producer
    30 years of work: my view on the politics and procedures of the Spanish and global music scenes/30 años de trabajo: mi visión en la política y procedimientos en la escena musical Española y global.
  • “Marie Sklodowska-Curie. A polish girl in Paris” at the CNIO
    Marie Sklodwska-Curie: a polish girl in Paris. Exhibition. Rocaviva Eventos & CNIO WISE Office. 8-30 November – Exhibition “Marie Sklodwska-Curie: a polish girl in Paris”
  • Opening Talk: Marie Curie Exhibition
    “Marie Sklodowska-Curie: Medical Phsycs pioneer and inspiration to female scientists”. Guadalupe Martín Martín. Radiofísica Hospitalaria/Medical Physicist. Servicio de Radiofísica /Medical Physics Service. Fuenlabrada University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
  • Ángeles González-Sinde. Scriptwriter, Film Director. Former Spanish Minister of Culture
    Out of focus: women and film (Fuera de foco: mujeres y cine).
  • Tánia Balló. Documentalist and Film Director, Barcelona, Spain
    Las Sinsombrero, sin ellas la historia no esta completa (The seminar will be held in Spanish language).
  • María Teresa Fernández de la Vega. President of Women for Africa Foundation (Fundación Mujeres por África), Former Vicepresident of Spain
    Recuerdos y olvidos feministas (Please note that this seminar will be held in Spanish).
  • Edurne Pasaban. Mountaineer, Tolosa, Spain. Women in Science Office Seminar Sponsored by Fundación Banco Sabadell
    EXPEDITION TO SUCCESS: Achieving goals and overcoming difficulties.
  • Pilar Garrido. IRYCIS. Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Lung cancer in women: a different disease?.
  • Margery Resnick. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US and International Institute in Madrid, Spain
    In Her Own Voice: MIT’s Earliest Women Scientists.
  • María Concepción Ferreras. You Tube, Head of Partnerships, Southern Europe and Russia
    Woman and Technology: a positive story.


  • Natalia González-Valdés. Corporate Communications and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Director of L’Oreal Spain
    Women in Business and Science : two parallel paths.
  • María del Mar Martínez. Director at McKinsey’s Madrid Office, Spain
    Women at the top: Making it happen.
  • Margarita Salas Falgueras. CBMSO, Madrid, Spain
    My life with phage ø29.
  • Maria Carmen Vela Olmo. Secretariat of State of Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Madrid, Spain
    A professional career with a gender perspective.
  • Flora de Pablo. CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    Sex, Science and Society: a triangle that matters?.


  • Paula Inés Papp. AFI, Madrid, Spain
    Women in Finance.
  • Margarita Alonso. Director of IE Foundation, Madrid, Spain
    Women leadership, Advocacy or Diversity Management.
  • Martha Gray. Harvard-MIT HST; MIT EECS; Research Lab of Electronics; IMES, Cambridge, USA
    What is it like to be a girl professor?.
  • Capitolina Diaz. University of Valencia, Spanish Association of Women in Science and Technology, Valencia, Spain
    Networking and Career building in Science.