More than 55 years after Mary Kay Ash founded what is now one of the world\u2019s leading corporate champions of women\u2019s empowerment and entrepreneurship, Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of female leadership as a presenting sponsor of the International Women\u2019s Forum (IWF) Cornerstone Conference. The event, held April 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain, brings together thought leaders, innovators and trailblazers from around the world to explore global issues through a woman\u2019s lens. The IWF Cornerstone Conference provides a dynamic opportunity to support female leadership on a global and local level. IWF is a member-and-mission driven organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. Participants come together to share knowledge, provide a network of support and exert influence. Gema Aznar, General Manager of Mary Kay Spain, will introduce the \u201cFashion Forward\u201d panel presented during the IWF Cornerstone Conference. Spain is a growing force in fashion, home to familiar brands including Zara, Mango and Desigual. This panel will explore the rapidly changing dynamics in this industry and examine some of the innovative ways designers and manufacturers are working to make fashion more sustainable. \u201cMary Kay was founded by a woman, for women and our sponsorship of the International Women\u2019s Forum further strengthens our efforts to empower women around the world,\u201d said Gema. \u201cMary Kay Ash\u2019s lifetime of achievements in empowering women made her a trailblazing entrepreneur and her lasting legacy made her an icon. We are proud to continue her work through this sponsorship and many others that provide a global platform to some of the most powerful and influential women of our time.\u201d Panel speakers at the Barcelona event include Misha Nonoo (UK), Designer and Creative Director of Misha Nonoo; Jennifer Fleiss (USA), Co-Founder of Rent the Runway and Head of Business Development, Co-Founder and CEO of Jetblack within Walmart\u2019s Store No. 8 Incubator; Beatriz Bayo (Spain), Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at MANGO; and Moderator, Maria Eugenia Gir\u00f3n (Spain), Executive Director of IE Premium and Prestige Business Observatory, board director and member of IWF Spain. \u201cWe\u2019re excited to work with Mary Kay because the company\u2019s mission of promoting female entrepreneurship and leadership aligns so well with our own,\u201d said Stephanie O\u2019Keefe, CEO of IWF. \u201cIt\u2019s vital to have relationships with corporate leaders like Mary Kay as we continue to make an impact for women worldwide.\u201d Each year, IWF convenes two international conferences offering a unique opportunity for thought leaders to examine global issues within a local context and through a woman\u2019s lens, including international progress, business, economics, enterprise and sustainability. Mary Kay is honoured to also be a presenting sponsor of the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto, Canada, on November 13-15, where thought leaders will come together with \u201cOpen Minds\u201d to look at new ways to create, collaborate and connect.