Speakers at The Corner
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Mercedes Balcells: the woman who would return his ear to Van Gogh
Metro: L5 (Blue), Hospital Clínic
Afternoons at The Corner are magic. From now on, they will also have an activist role thanks to Speakers at The Corner, where the role of women in today's society will be highlighted. To do this, once a month, a speaker - a woman with a history - will share her experiences with the attendees, while addressing issues such as what should be the role and situation of women in the current socio-economic framework.
The fourth speaker of this cycle of talks will be the biomedical tissue engineer Mercedes Balcells.
Graduated in Chemistry by the IQS, with a scholarship in Germany for her thesis, without knowing the language, she is a veteran of MIT. During her 20 years there, he has been presented with 18 dismissal letters. Her answer has always been the same: 'I'm not leaving, I've stayed on the budget'.
Stimulated by the 'impossible' she does not put limits on the regeneration of fabrics as she has never put them on herself: Spain was not prepared for her and she left. But the roots pull and she understood that collaboration and co-creation are the way: to build a bridge for science and research, she created the SPAIN-MIT, which has allowed more than 1,000 Spanish and American students to cross the pond to be trained in the other continent.
Mother of two girls, friend of her friends (for the daughter of one of them created the start-up Regenear), would be able to give back to Van Gogh perhaps not only his ear but also sanity.
All this and much more is what we will discover in the second meeting of Speakers at The Corner.