Maite Casademunt, President and Creative Director of fashion and accessories brand Lola Casademunt, has been chosen as the winner of the sixth edition of the CaixaBank Women in Business Award. Each year, the Valencia-based Spanish multinational financial services company recognizes the professional talent and excellence of women entrepreneurs in Spain, while providing them with a platform to network with the world’s leading companies.
The jury for the award, made up of a group of CaixaBank directors, selected the Catalan executive from 14 regional winners for her outstanding career in which she has helped establish her company as the leading fashion brand in Spain, present at the is catwalks at 080 Barcelona Fashion and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. In addition, under her leadership, the company has grown significantly and expanded into the international market through trading partners in Europe and America. The company, which has more than 550 multi-brand points of sale and an e-shop in Spain, is already present in nine other countries, including Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Ireland, which is 13 equals % of Lola Casadmunt’s business.
The jury also took into account Maite Casademunt’s firm commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability. The executive, trained at the Advanced School of Image and Design in Barcelona, developed the company’s CSR program, LOLA LOVES LIFE, focused on fighting breast cancer, fighting the loneliness of the elderly, supporting families who are at risk of social exclusion, and vulnerable people concentrated people. Currently 35% of the company’s production is local and it has managed to save over 8,800 kilos of plastic in the manufacture of its last three collections.
“In just three short years we have professionalized the company with our manager Paco Sánchez and a great team of professionals who manage the different departments of the company. We have developed a business strategy with clear goals that have taken the company to a high level and last year we celebrated our 40th anniversary by launching our first image campaign with one of the world’s leading models, Nieves Álvarez. celebrates Maite Casademunt.
As the winner of the “CaixaBank Women in Business Award”, Maite Casademunt will be one of the Spanish businesswomen to be recognized at the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Awards 2022, to be presented during the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge conference in Madrid from 13th to 19th September 2022. until November 15th.
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