Consuelo León, researcher at IESF UIC Barcelona, winner of the 2022 Alares Awards

Consuelo León, researcher at the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) and director of the Postgraduate Degree in Family Policies, was awarded the 2022 Alares Award for Family, Work and Personal Life Balance and the Promotion of Social and Joint Responsibility. León was selected in the “Universities and Business Schools” category that recognises faculty and research staff.

For the past 16 years the 2022 Alares Awards have been recognising the media, companies, institutions, social agents, leaders and academic professionals who best make reconciliation and joint responsibility in their work visible. The winners and runners-up of these well-established awards were announced yesterday 22 June, at a hybrid awards ceremony.

These awards selected a total of 32 finalists for 11 categories, out of more than 350 projects submitted.

Dr León won the prize in the category “Universities and Business Schools”, for the award that recognises faculty and research staff. Djamil Tony Kahale Carrillo of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena and Estibaliz Pérez Asperilla of the Universidad a Distancia de Madrid were also finalists.

In this sixteenth edition, their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain have again accepted the Presidency of Honour, and in as a response to this institutional support of Conciliation, Diversity and Inclusion Management in Spain, the Alares Foundation informed the Royal Household of Spain of the winners, legal bases, and minutes of the jury.

Consuelo León is the director of the Equality Office and the Observatory on Family Policies. Since 2017 she is also director of the Postgraduate Degree Programme in Family Policies that is taught entirely online and has students of fifteen nationalities. In line with the Alares Awards, this is a programme aimed at training public and private management personnel, designing programmes and policies for work-life balance, family and inclusion policies, and equal opportunities.