Director, Schools for Female Leadership in the Digital Age & The Women’s Academy for Rural Innovation; Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Huawei Europe
Berta Herrero is Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Huawei Europe. She is also the Founder & Director of the Schools for Female Leadership in the Digital Age, which provide top students and young professionals from the EU, the Western Balkans and Ukraine with a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to acquire the skills needed to shape Europe's digital transition, under a full scholarship. Most recently she has launched The Women's Academy for Rural Innovation, a ground-breaking initiative designed to empower women from rural communities to thrive in the digital age.
Ms. Herrero has extensive experience in the field of European Union politics and policies in three different sectors (institutional, corporate and media), and in areas ranging from foreign affairs and enlargement to cohesion, new technologies and innovation.
Prior to joining the tech industry, Ms. Herrero served in the cabinet of a Vice-President of the European Parliament in Brussels, and previously as a journalist for Spain's newspaper El Mundo, reporting from different countries across the world.
Ms. Herrero studied Journalism in Madrid, European Studies in Amsterdam and East European Studies in Berlin, and earned a certificate on 'Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion for Organizational Excellence' from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
She is personally invested in contributing to overcome the divide, be it digital, geographical or gender-related, that prevents the European society from moving forward in a fair and inclusive way. In 2021, she was honoured to be featured on the prestigious Santander-CIDOB '35 under 35' list, which recognizes the potential of emerging leaders who are shaping the digital era worldwide.