Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Iris Cordoba Mondejar

GSIC Powered by Microsoft

General Manager


Born in Buenos Aires, Iris has a Degree in Law from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master's Degree in Administration and Public Policy from the INAP-University of Alcalá, and a Master's Degree in Digital Economics from the School of Industrial Organization. She has obtained the research proficiency of the PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Alcalá. Iris has developed her professional career linked to the promotion of entrepreneurship and support of small and medium enterprises from the public-private perspective, both in Latin America and in Spain with a major emphasis on cultural industries, Spanish economy, sports, and the entertainment industry. She put into operation and directed during 6 years the Plataforma del Español, an innovative non-profit business association that promotes the positioning of the Spanish language as an economic resource, and entrepreneurship in the cultural industries sector. Since the beginning of 2015, she has set up and runs the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft, a collaborative initiative between the public, private and academic sectors, which aims to promote innovation in the sports industry, creating an ecosystem that is currently composed of more than 200 companies and institutions that in a coordinated way generate synergies and value projects in the sector. Iris actively participates as a speaker, mentor, and jury in startup competitions and in events linked to sports and technology, at national and international levels such as Sports Analytics World Series, The SPOT, TEKAN TEN by Asics, WFStartcup by GSIC, among others. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the 10 most influential women in the sports industry according to the ranking published annually by Metadeporte magazine. Likewise, in 2017 she was a candidate to be one of the top 100 women leaders in Spain of the magazine Mujeres y Cía. She is an active member of various forums, such as the CSD woman, the Sports Committee of the Spanish Association of Women Marketing, Soccer in Words from the Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library, or Engagement de Mujeres y Cía. Iris is also a member of the World Football Summit Advisory Board. In 2018, she entered the list of Top 100 Female Leades of Spain in the category for "Revelation and Entrepreneurs". At the end of 2018, Metadeporte magazine named Iris Córdoba as one of the 20 most influential women in the sports industry in Spain. In early 2021, Iris was awarded ”Exceptional Women of Excellence” by the Women Economic Forum. In 2023 Iris entered the ranking of the 100 most influential women in the tech sports industry of Spain by WOMEN'S SPORTS INSTITUTE, in the category "Professional of Research, Technology and Innovation". She was also listed as one of Singapore's 100 Women in Tech, organized by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), in partnership with SG Women in Tech and IMDA (Infocomm Media Development Authority).

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Impact Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
3:45 PM4:30 PM

From Shadows to Spotlight: The evolving status of women in arts and sports

Iris Cordoba MondejarGSIC Powered by MicrosoftGeneral ManagerJen GohThe Majurity TrustManager, Advancement and PhilanthropyJeevi PillaiThe DARE PlatformFounder, Sport Psychologist, Afrodance Fitness InstructorKim TayThe ArtlingGallery Director/Co FounderAlice Yu YueboMama on PaletteFounder and President
Through time, women athletes and artists have gained a place in their industries bringing their creative flavour and abilities to the attention of the big public. However they are still less paid, less recognised by institutions and they have less leadership roles in these cultural fields. What are some of the barriers women are facing in the arts and sports industries? What is holding them back and what can we do push forward?