We need to stop complaining and do things that have a real impact.
Mary GonzalezInternational lawyer and founder of the organization Inspirational girlsYesterday in Madrid presented the project better spain, Mwatana movement intends to promote and implement public policy proposals outside any political party. “You have to stop wasting time complaining and use it to do things that have a real social impact,” he said during the launch presentation of these new ideas.
The best of Spain It is a channel of participation and wants to contribute to increasing the ambition of the country. explained in bertelsmann space, In the center of Madrid.
The idea arose last summer in Seville, when Miriam Gonzalez, Beatriz Becerra and Begonia Lucena They stood in front of a blank page and began to form the initiative.
Today they have a great team of collaborators. He commented, “The people who said yes refer to Spain’s desire to put aside polarization and political noise and focus on solutions.” “There are no jobs here, no room for ego. We are a startup and will remain a startup.”
Gonzalez was accompanied at the presentation by friends and collaborators as well as her husband, Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and current Head of Global Affairs at Meta. “I have always been associated with Spain, but I have lived in many countries,” said the lawyer. “Spain is a place where you do well and where you work a lot, but we haven’t been able to increase productivity and we don’t have the income per capita that we should have.” In addition, he commented on the presence of situational and deep-rooted problems such as unemployment, drought and school failure.
González, who has worked in some of the best international law firms, both British and American, is also the founder of Inspiring Girls, an association present in more than 30 countries that desires to increase the professional ambition of girls.
launch the.. launch the.. take off the The best of Spain He surprised many, although his interest in politics appeared with the publication of his book Give me strength.
“Why are you doing this, so many people ask me? The answer is simple. Because I’m tired of complaining and having to accept that a country that has the potential to be among the greats doesn’t.”
In his opinion, we in Spain have fallen into a “political stalemate”, but the situation is reversible. “You don’t have to create a new political party, but do it on the basis of prejudice, casually, making use of all talents, wherever they come from.”
The first project of The best of Spain He is imagine, It is an initiative that focuses on young people, “the abandoned greats as well as the great stereotypes of Spanish politics,” he said this week Gonzalez In an article published in Expansion. Only 4% of Spaniards under the age of 25 managed to break free. A young person in Spain today has 22.6% less purchasing power than it did in 2008.
The best of Spain It will focus on five areas: How to increase the country’s productivity. how to deliver high quality and competitive education; How to benefit from our natural resources without depleting them. how to use technology to improve governance; And how to update the political system.
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