In today’s globalized and virtual world, understanding and appreciating cultural differences is of vital importance for business success. It is, therefore, essential to figure out how to adapt your style to the persons you are working with in order to get the results that you want.
People build trust differently in different parts of the world, decisions are taken differently in different countries… and if you are not aware of these nuances, you may find you are unable to maximize your potential.
ESADE Alumni Careers, together with the Barcelona International Chapter, invite you to this flash session in which we will embark on a journey to understand and decode how people think, lead and get things done in different cultures while developing a global mindset able to navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multicultural environment.
We will also examine proven experience, research-based framework and practical and actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.
Mireia Vila (Lic&MBA 02)
Mireia is the PepsiCo IT Director for South West Europe and Turkey.
Mireia has more than 17 years’ experience leading and managing multicultural teams. Living in more than six countries and working with global teams from United States, China, Turkey, Russia and across Europe, Mireia is convinced that a cross-cultural mindset is essential for success in today’s global world. During her career in the multinationals PepsiCo, Heineken and Accenture she has garnered experience in applied leadership and building winning teams with different cultures and backgrounds.
Mireia describes herself as a firm optimist and active sponsor of diversity in her teams. She believes that leveraging diverse perspectives fosters more collaborative environments in which creativity, innovation and commitment multiply and lead to better results and happier employees.
Mireia holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE, an MBA from the University of HEC Paris and she is an active member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.