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Glòria Poyatos Matas

Glòria Poyatos Matas

Hon. Glòria Poyatos Matas


High Court judge (since 2015)
Employment/Social Chamber, High Court of Canary Islands
Spain Gran Canaria (Spain)



Spanish, Catalan, and English


LL.B (Universitat de Barcelona), MPhil (Universitat de Girona), and currently completing PhD in the area of law, human rights and gender equity(Universidad de Alcala de Henares).

President of the Asociación Canaria de Iuslaboralistas since 2013, and President Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE) since 2015. Became Regional Co-director (Europe, Middle East, and North Africa) of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) in 2018.

Presented keynotes, academic papers, press releases, radio and TV programs, social media, and educational seminars and congresses for the judiciary in Spain and other countries. Co-presents a monthly radio program on “judging with gender perspective” for Onda Cero Radio Canarias.

Written multiple research and press articles. Her books include: Trabajadores a tiempo parcial (Bosch- 2002- coauthored); Mobbing: Análisis disciplinar y estrategia legal (Bosch 2006, coauthored) y La prostitución como trabajo autónomo (Bosch-2009).

Awarded the 2017 Womens Link Worldwide Gender Justice Uncovered Golden Gavel.

Her informal education includes ten years of experience as a mother. This has given her emotional intelligence skills not taught at university. This non-academic learning experience has contributed to the development of professional skills, to make and manage decisions that impact on large human collectives, as well as her ability to solve complex problems of unpredictable nature.


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