The iDanae Chair for Big Data and Analytics, created as part of a collaboration between the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and Management Solutions, organized the iDanae Award for women with an excellent STEM career with the aim of adding visibility to the academic and professional careers of women in STEM and expanding the base of female talent in these areas
After evaluating the applications received, a jury of experts made up of two academics from the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain and two members of the iDanae Chair, decided to award the Prize to Ms. Loreto Ordóñez Solis, CEO of Engie Spain. The jury's decision sought to recognize the long and successful professional career of Loreto, who studied Mining Engineering at Oviedo University (Spain) and ULB University in Brussels (Belgium), gained a Master's degree in Combustion and Energy from Leeds University (UK) and an MBA from IESE.
The jury also awarded runner-up prizes to publicly acknowledge the professional careers of. Ms. Raquel Barco Morena (University of Malaga), Ms. Coral Calero Muñoz (University of Castilla-La Mancha), Ms. Eva Pagán Díaz (Red Eléctrica Española) and Ms. María del Mar Viana Rodríguez (Higher Council for Scientific Research, Spain).
Both the first prize and the runner-up prizes will be handed out during the annual presentation of the iDanae Chair work which will take place on November 2 at the Royal Academy of Sciences (for more information visit event website).