María Calvo is Director of Business Development and Customer Experience at Impact Hub Madrid, the largest network of coworking spaces for companies and entrepreneurs who aim to generate positive impact with their activity. From this position, she works with passion to connect and build meaningful relations amongst the more than 800 members of the community, as well as develop added value services for them to enable their growth. Previously she was Director of Corporate Responsibility and Talent Management at Grupo Vips, in charge of developing and implementing the Sustainability strategy, steering the company towards a responsible organization. The director plan developed included 4 areas of focus: employability of at-risk youth; community involvement, health &nutrition, Environmental impact. Also in charge of Talent management, the challenge was to structure all people processes from recruitment to professional development paths centered in employee’s potential and experience. Before Grupo Vips, she gained experience at the non-profit sector, as Country manager at Ashoka Spain and in the technology sector as Director of eBay Spain. The experience in both private and citizen sector has allowed her to develop successful alliances between companies and diverse social organizations. Maria holds a Degree in Economic and Business and post-graduate studies as MBA at the Instituto de empress, RSC at IE, Women’s Executives at ESADE and HR Advanced mgmt. at OMD.