Regina Llopis, president and CEO of Grupo AIA (Aplicaciones en Informática Avanzada, S.L.), has been awarded “The Businesswomen Leadership Award” granted by the Spanish Federation of Female Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, FEDEPE. This distinction is a recognition to the efforts, creativity, and motivation in business management best practices for success.
During her speech, Regina Llopis highlighted the impact of the awards and urged the rest of the awardees, many technology leaders among them, to continue as a model for other scientific and technological women. She reminded the reward was a recognition to a company´s steady work on Artificial Intelligence for thirty years. Grupo AIA has developed new methods and algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence and other disciplines for solving complex problems in different industrial sectors and services. Moreover, Grupo AIA ´s corporative strategy is based on investment in R&D as it allows it to ensure its technological leadership and comparative advantage. Likewise, Regina Llopis has set new business partnership models with customers.
On the other hand, the Vice-President of the Acting Government of Spain, Carmen Calvo, recognized the role of Spain as a benchmark for gender equality, however, she admitted many remains to be done by the institutions. During Ana Bujaldón´s speech, FEDEPE´s president, she urged to make progress towards establishing binding rules for equality once for all.
FEDEPE award honors Regina Llopis ´management success in achieving R&D leading position through advanced technological research opportunities with leading prestigious institutions as NASA in the U.S.A and others in the EU. And all this is due to a highly creative and qualified team which has allowed AIA to lead Artificial Intelligence in the last thirty years.
The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. The awards granted were: the Leadership Women’s Directive Award to Pilar López, president of Microsoft Spain; Professional Woman Leadership Award to Silvia Gil, captain of the Spanish Guardia Civil ,Woman Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award to Arantxa Unda, CEO of Sigesa, a medical software company; Communication Committed to Women Award to the EFE Agency; Boosting the Promotion of Women Award to the sports corporation Adidas; and the International Award to Bisila Bokoko, Founder and CEO of BBES, a business development agency in New York. Susana Griso and Juan Luis Cano in charge of conducting the ceremony created a cheerful and professional atmosphere.
A Special Award was granted for the Promotion of Professional Development of Women with Disabilities to Rosa García, Member of the Board of Directors of Tubacex and Sener.
FEDEPE awards held its 28th annual edition and once again counted on her Majesty the Queen attendance to the ceremony as President of Honor and the support of the Ministry of the Presidency. The ceremony was presided by her Excellency Vice President of the Acting Government of SPAIN Carmen Calvo, and the FEDEPE ´s President and Vice President, Ana Bujaldón and Francisca García Vizcaíno respectively,