Mariola is a founding member of Wa4steam (Women Angels for Steam), a business angel organization founded by women to invest and develop startups led by female entrepreneurs. Wa4steam was founded in 2018 and has completed over 20 investments with its first exit in 2021. The organization has over 120 members today.
Mariola´s passion of supporting women leaders predates Wa4steam, as she was an early investor in E-PhotoPro, a photograph company for ecommerce, inventors of the patented Pic Booth.
Mariola has a 20-year track record in the media industry as the head of Public Relations at Exce Consulting Group, a consulting media holding company. Additionally, Mariola is the Editorial Vice President of Taxi-Magazine, the first worldwide tourism and lifestyle magazine for the taxi users.
Mariola has first had experience as a female entrepreneur as she co-founded and worked as CFO in Pizza Queen, a fast-food franchise business, growing it from a scratch concept on a pizza cardboard to a corporation with 100+ points of sale location across Iberia.
Beyond her entrepreneurial activities, Mariola participates in initiatives like Icade Business Club, Management Spanish Association (AED) and other forums to support the role of women in business. Furthermore, Mariola also supports other social causes, such as charity marathons.
Mariola graduated in BA from Pontificia Comillas University (E2-ICADE).