María Dionis, HR Manager, together with Ana Botella, president of Fundación Integra, and Mario Garcés, Secretary of State for Social Services and Equality, have participated in a working meeting with Her Majesty the Queen at Fundación Integra to learn about the work being done to help people at risk of social exclusion, and particularly victims of violence against women, access the labour market. During the meeting, procedures followed and the profile of women receiving help were explained. For these women, a job is a critical tool which will help them out of their vulnerable situation and into a new life. María Dionis explained Ferrovial’s experience in their joint work with Fundación Integra. Twenty-one staff members from Ferrovial Services work as volunteers, and over 600 contracts have been signed with persons at risk of exclusion. Of these, 185 contracts are for women victims of gender violence. The managers and persons responsible for such contracts confirm that cooperation with the foundation has created greater solidarity within the team, greater empathy, comprehension, cooperation and awareness of the situation that some of their female colleagues find themselves in. “There is increased pride in the sense of belonging to a company that looks beyond its results and is committed to the wellbeing of society as a whole,” explains María Dionis.