q Coffee Break with Ana Vázquez de Parga Benítez promoter of the Observatory of Genius - Madrid Emprende Platform

Coffee Break with Ana Vázquez de Parga Benítez, promoter of the Observatory of Genius


The objective of this session, framed within the cycle of Coffee breaks developed within the Network of business incubators of the Madrid City Council, was to share the entrepreneurial experience of Ana Vazquez de Parga inside your project Observatory of Genius. This entrepreneurial project is related to job orientation and socio-cultural animation that aim to guide the youngest when it comes to starting a business or looking for their first job.

Ana Vazquez de Parga She has a degree in psychology, a master's degree in legal psychology and systemic pedagogy, the director of a Social Services center, an intercultural educator, qualified to practice healthcare, a trainer of teachers and social intervention professionals, and an expert in adolescent care. and families at risk of social exclusion. He has participated in different forums and conferences both in Spain and abroad, exposing his theories and methodology.

Observatory of Genius is the original idea of a team of professionals in psychology, social education and pedagogy. Led by Ana, they have developed a highly proven methodology after working for 15 years in the Puente de Vallecas district of Madrid with adolescents at risk of social exclusion. Its success lies in achieving the participation of young people and families who are usually reluctant to collaborate in this type of experience.

Ana Vazquez de Parga, during his speech,  He stressed that all young people, whether they are looking for a job or thinking about starting a business, should prioritize searching for their "mission", this will allow them not to drown in the "river" of life, always know where they want to go and never give up. carried by the existing current.

Next, a practical dynamic was carried out with the young entrepreneurs attending, in which the qualities, skills (acquired or innate) and knowledge and interests of each of them were analyzed, so that it was possible to focus on what they would do in a future.

Behind this Ana Vazquez de Parga He stressed that "once we analyze ourselves, we must analyze where the world (market) is going, what life will be like in the future, and what skills and knowledge we will need to develop our products or services" all this was visualized by attendees as an opportunity to reconsider and think before launching into an undertaking or deciding what to do professionally\".

Once the practical part was over, the attendees shared a coffee and a session of networking in the common area Villaverde business incubator.

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