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!