International Center for Work and Family (ICWF)

Director: Prof. Mireia Las Heras
Manager: Gemma Palet

We promote corporate family responsibility in business, fostering the corporate leadership, culture, balance and flexibility that facilitate the integration of employees’ work, family and personal lives.


  • To encourage an organizational culture focused on people.
  • To develop the talent and leadership to facilitate the integration of work, family and personal lives.
  • To create policies of balanced and equal opportunities through flexibility and the development of corporate family responsibility.
  • To improve the environment in which career paths are developed, so people can lead a balanced work, family and personal life.
  • To foster the commitment and satisfaction of workers, increasing business competitiveness and sustainability.
  • To investigate, analyze and promote the professional advancement of women to achieve their full potential.
  • To encourage public administrations to draft legislation and policies facilitating balance.

Research lines:

  • Corporate family responsibility
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Inclusiveness in Organizations
  • Beyond Compliance

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