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Women's Month

Openbank, for equality all year round

Much more than a one-day commitment, it's a daily commitment

Many women strive to build a more equal world.

For years, we've been working to ensure that gender equality has a place at Openbank:

  • 54% of management positions are held by women.
  • We review the gender pay gap on a monthly basis.
  • Our candidate selection processes only get underway when there are equal numbers of men and women.
  • We drive initiatives such as Women at Openbank, led by our General Manager, Patricia Benito.

Events paving the way for a new reality

As part of our commitment and within the framework of our Women at Openbank initiative, we organised a roundtable discussion on 3 March with 5 leading women from a range of sectors: Patricia Benito, Charo Izquierdo, Mónica Guardado, María Herrera and Cristina Oria. We had the chance to hear their thoughts on female leadership, cooperation, sisterhood and sustainability.

Patricia Benito

General Manager of Openbank and the driving force behind the Women at Openbank initiative.

“We are thrilled about the Women at Openbank initiative. We have managed to provide a stage for leading women from a range of sectors such as sport, media, education, entrepreneurship and banking."

Charo Izquierdo

Managing Director of the Magazine Division of Grupo Zeta and Editorial Prensa Ibérica, and Vice Chair of Save the Children Spain.

“Speaking about equality also means speaking about diversity. It is proven that diversity indices have a positive impact on company performance. They can improve their results by up to 5%."

Mónica Guardado

Director of AFI School of Finance.

“What matters is that there is already a shift in mindset that is driving a change in society, regardless of social class or where you were born”.

María Herrera

She is currently the only female driver in the MotoGP World Championship and competes on the Openbank Aspar Team.

“Being a pacesetter in your field is complicated because you have to overcome lots of hurdles. You can be talented, work as hard as or more than the rest and not get the same support back in return, which often leads to frustration.”

Cristina Oria

Founder of Cristina Oria Alta cocina a domicilio.

“You don't have to be superwoman. All you have to do is find the best formula that works for you in your day to day, both at work and in your personal life.”