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We are very proud to share the feedback we received from the EU Commission as a formal closing of the ME-TOTEM project. Results and toolkits have been judged of very good quality and the European span of the project, thanks to the disseminatiom events in 8 countries, have been evaluated as very effective, Thank You again to all the people who contributed to this success. Read EU Commission comments here: Comments for the Beneficiary


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We are happy to share the toolkits created on the basis of the approach and key findings developed during the ME-TOTEM Project. Click here to download: Workstream 1 Board Memebers, C-Suite & Senior Executives Toolkit Workstream 2 Diversity Awareness Toolkit Workstream 3 Cross-European Execeutive Mentoring & Young Talent Group Mentoring


ME-TOTEM international dissemination phase officially started last June 21st in Amsterdam. Our roadshow will continue in the next months: results and key findings of the project will be presented in many european cities, see the full list below. Amsterdam, June 21st Paris, June 30th Madrid, September 15th Bruxelles, September 22nd Lisbon, September 28th Munich, date TBD Bucharest, date TBD Milan, November 3rd, Final Closing Conference


We, at PWA Milan, have been working hard in the past months to roll out all the activities related to the EU Commission co-funded project ME-TOTEM. Workstream 2 and Workstream 3 are now completed! In WS2 we worked with companies and helped them develop their own diversity strategy, by involving their women in a cross-company, cross-country, women-to-women mentoring program. The difference in nationalities and professional background added a lot of value to the program, in the experience of participants: “I enjoyed the exchange with my mentor especially because she helped me identify some self-imposed barriers that depended from the social and national background I live in” ME-TOTEM Mentee In WS2 we also worked with HR personnel, as we strongly believe that a diversity & inclusion culture depends very much on the policies and procedures that each Company have in place – which needs to be “gender neutral”.  


uring our second appointment of the webinar series with Super Mentors of Me-Totem project we had the pleasure to interview the Italian Economist Lucrezia Reichlin. Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at the London Business School, independent director of UniCredit Banking Group and AGEAS Insurance Group. She is Chair of the Scientific Council at the Brussels based think-tank Bruegel, a member of the board of the Center for European Policy Research  (CEPR) and of the Center for European Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) in Madrid. She is a  member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (advisory board to the French finance and  economics ministers). Between March 2005 and September 2008 she was Director General of Research  at the European Central Bank. She is a co-founder and director of Now-Casting Economics ltd. She is a columnist for the Italian national daily Il Corriere della Sera.  


We had the honor and pleasure to interview the Italian astrophysicist Simonetta Di Pippo, within the webinar series with Super Mentors of Me-Totem project. Simonetta Di Pippo is the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.  Her experience includes serving as Director of the Observation of the Universe at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) (2002-2008) and Director of Human Spaceflight of the European Space Agency (ESA) (2008-2011).  Prior to her appointment at UNOOSA in March 2014, she was Head of the European Space Policy Observatory at ASI Brussels. She holds a Master’s Degree in Astrophysics and Space Physics, and an Honoris Causa degree in Environmental Studies.  Ms. Di Pippo was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic in 2006.  In 2008, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) named asteroid 21887 “Dipippo”. In 2009 Di Pippo founded an international association called Women in Aerospace Europe. We had the opportunity to learn some important advice from Simonetta Di Pippo’s experience.  


PWA Milan President Roberta Toniolo is one of the high professional mentors involved in the “Workstream 3” mentoring program. Workstream 3 is dedicated to MBA students attending some of the most known international Business Schools in Europe such as SDA Bocconi, INSEAD and Vlerick. Roberta graduated in applied mathematics at the State University of Milan. She has completed training in strategy and business at the London Business School. Her career has developed in big American and European companies in the IT industry (Honeywell, Bull, Logica, Oracle) working in several lines of business. After starting out in research and development and IT consultancy, she experienced several years in marketing and sales where she held key international management positions. We asked her about her experience in the Me-Totem Project.  


25 international MBA students selected from three top tier European Business Schools (SDA BOCCONI, INSEAD and VLERICK) and representing 20 different nationalities are taking part in a six months mentoring program in order to learn how to design and develop their career. They are supported by high profile professional women mentors and will work in groups based on sector of interest.  


We are very happy to announce the partners working in the first phase of the ME-TOTEM Project "Mentoring as a Tool Towards Empowerment" for the growth of women, developed by PWA Milan and co-financed by the EU Commission. Three companies will participate in the cross-company, cross-country, women-to-woman mentoring program under Workstream 2: Oracle Sanofi Eutellesat Three top European Business schools will participate in the group mentoring dedicated to female MBA students under Workstream 3: INSEAD SDA Bocconi Vlerick Good luck to all participants!

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