Inés Sánchez de Madariaga is an architect and planner, and a leading international expert on gender with extensive experience in both public policy and academia. She is Professor of Urban Planning at the Technical University of Madrid, Rector’s Delegate for Gender Equality, member of the Advisory Council to REDS, the Spanish network of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN), and Advisor to the European Commission on Gender and Research. She has been an invited speaker at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and the Commission on the Status of Women.
Professor Madariaga is a Co-Director of the EC-EU Gendered Innovations Project, and Chair of the international network Gender, Science, Technology and Environment, (genderSTE), which brings together representatives from 40 countries. She was Chair of the European Commission Expert Group on Structural Change of Research Organizations which produced the EC roadmap for gender equality in academia and research, and is leading and advising a number European projects. She has been a visiting professor at leading international universities among them the London School of Economics, Columbia University, and Weimar-Bauhaus University. She lectures nationally and internationally, in Spanish, English and French. She has held public office in Spain various capacities: Director of the Women and Science Unit at the Spanish Minister’s Office for Economy and Competitiveness; member of the Cabinet of the Minister of Science and Innovation; Executive Advisor to the Minister of Housing; member of the Board of Directors of Spain’s Public Housing Corporation; and Deputy Director General for Architecture. She holds a PhD from the Technical University of Madrid and a Master of Science from Columbia University in New York, where she studied as a Fulbright grantee.