Monthly Newsletter of the Professional Womenâ€™s Association of Rome
Moira Spence, Braveheart
PWA is an international hub in the heart of Rome where ideas and values, tradition and innovation, diversity, culture and professionalism meet and intersect. On our journey into the future our travel companions are respect, ethics, and a sense of social responsibility.
Dear Members and Friends, On November 5th we had the honour of collaborating in the Gala concert "Global Women in Music for Human Rights" in the context of the worldwide celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was held under the auspices of Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and Mary Honeyball and Silvia Costa, Members of the European Parliament. Some members of PWA offered their own professionalism and their spare time to the Women in Music Foundation, in the full spirit of collaboration that distinguishes us. We therefore contributed to giving ten composers of different nationalities the opportunity to express their art and to celebrate the universal right to art, represented by their music. I was really proud of the statements of the delegates of FACDIM and the other supporters: without the voluntary contribution of PWA the event would not have been possible. The generosity and energy of the team was appreciated as well as the amazing musical performances of the artists, choirs and directors. I would like to thank the PWA members who have dedicated themselves to this initiative from the bottom of my heart. Elena, Hanna, Veronica, Maria, Vuky, Maria Rita, Cecilia and Carlotta, you are the best testimonial of PWA's commitment to women's rights.
Valentina Ferretti President
Hanna Suni editor and layout designer www.hamedesign.com email@example.com
in this issue
4 PWA November Conference: One Belt One Road
& China Dream 2025: Opportunities and tips for doing business with China
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Doing Business in China Member Spotlight: Moira Spence â€” Braveheart October Conference Photos: LeadHer Global Women in Music for Human Rights
12 PWA Novembet ConneXion Natale a Tavola da Tebro 13 Fake News: The Crisis of Trust
17 PWA Woman of the Year regulation
18 Grow and Learn: PWA Mentoring Programs
19 Angel investing: Ă¨ un mestiere per donne at LUISS Enlabs 20 PWA Christmas Party: Red Passion
PWA November Conference
21 November at 19.30 at Grand Hotel Palace
One Belt One Road & China Dream 2025: Opportunities and tips for doing business with China
China becomes one of the main politic and economic strategic partner of the European Union. The new ambitious projects of the Chinese Government “One Belt One Road” and “Made in China 2025” represent a great chance for a win win cooperation in different sectors. Ms. Lifang Dong (Anna Dong), managing partner of Dong & Partners Group, will provide an overview of China 40 years reform and economic boom, explaining opportunities and risks of doing business with China, giving some tips on Chinese business etiquette and investment trends.
About Our Speakers
First Italian lawyer of Chinese origin, member of Rome Bar Association, founder since 2010 of Dong & Partners international law firm, which provides assistance to Asian businesses investing in Europe (particularly in Italy and Switzerland), as well as European businesses investing in Asia (mainly in Greater China i.e. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao). Practice areas: International trade, M&A, Corporate, Civil, I.T. & IP, Antitrust, Competition, Banking, Finance, Compliance, Governance, Privacy, Data protection, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Environment, Administrative, Insolvency, Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Criminal, Immigration, Arbitration, Litigation, Tax, Customs, Labor, Social Security, Accounting, Payrolls.
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doing business in
China is a market where many European companies desire to enter. However, culturally, historically, politically and economically it is very far from our traditions. I've collected some online resources for doing business in China, as well as readings to further investigate this alluring country.
Chinese Culture: Customs & Traditions of China China is an extremely large country â€” first in population and fifth in area, according to the CIA â€” and the customs and traditions of its people vary by geography and ethnicity. About 1.4 billion people live in China, according to the World Bank, representing 56 ethnic minority groups. The largest group is the Han Chinese, with about 900 million people. Other groups include the Tibetans, the Mongols, the Manchus, the Naxi, and the Hezhen, which is smallest group, with fewer than 2,000 people.
The Ten Principles For Doing Business In China Everyone is opening shop in China because “it’s the place to be.” Before you sign the lease, read this article by Forbes.
6 Tips for Doing Business in China China is a country whose values and systems are still largely misunderstood by most casual Western observers. Are you game? Get the best tips from the Entrepreneur.com.
A pocket guide to doing business in China McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies must do to operate effectively.
One billion customers: Lessons from the front lines of doing business in China A blueprint for doing business successfully in the rapidly growing Chinese consumer market shares insight into China's remarkable emergence as a global economic power, the nation's seemingly contradictory business practices, and the experiences of high-profile foreign companies and businesspeople.
Doing business in China China has changed dramatically since the first edition of Doing Business in China was published in 2000, but the second, third and now this fourth edition have kept pace with the rapid developments. China is now far more international but the fundamental business culture has not altered greatly. The new edition of this highly successful textbook offers Western and non-Chinese businesspeople a theoretical framework for the understanding of business practices, markets, negotiations, organizations, networks and the Chinese business context.
Moira Spence, Braveheart by Valerie Baxter Newsletter Consultant
oira’s decision to come to live in Rome was more about her husband’s chance of a one-year contract, than a lifestyle change for herself. It seemed a good idea at the time to have an interesting adventure leaving for a while a job in the UK which was very important to her. Moira at that time was Quality Manager at a London Teaching Hospital in the predominantly working class borough of Hackney — the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust — which offered specialist care in obstetrics and neonatology. Moira was a trained nurse and midwife before she passed to a different profession, that of Leadership, Management and Life Transition Coach. She found a city full of energy, fabulous food and a wonderful environment. But, for a highly
organised person like Moira, life in Rome presented its challenges: she discovered a high level of disorganization, and with two young boys aged 10 and two and a half who struggled with the move to a different country, she was forced to stay home, becoming less optimistic about the choice as time passed. With a brave heart, she gave herself unselfishly to caring for her family. As a midwife, she was so used to supporting women to be as powerful as they could during those special life-giving moments. She felt she needed to help women to make choices, help them to understand the process of giving birth even though they found themselves in a medical orientated, hospitalized environment. Moira’s healthcare background, plus a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies and Social
Fabulous in Our Fifties workshop
Research from the University of North London, a BSc in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MA in Consultation & Organization: Psychoanalytical Approaches, stood her in good stead as she completed more training as a Reiki therapist, through neuro-linguistic programming to becoming a coach. Moira’s favourite colour is purple, a healing colour in Reiki (a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being). I was mildly surprised to discover another aspect of Moira, born and bred in Glasgow, Scotland as she recounted how during her early twenties, she fell in love with Cuba. She was interested in the politics of the country, and travelling to Cuba allowed her to experience the reality of such a powerful political history. She remembers feeling safe there, basking in the warmth and generosity of the people who welcomed her. She also loves dancing and was enticed by the rhythm of their wonderful music as it wafted from the local squares where everyone danced. Having completed her training at the International Coaching Academy, Moira started her certified professional coaching career without a client base. She offered coaching to an organisation Women for Women International, where she was able to support an international community of staff members who assist women to recover from the process of post war and situations of conflict. She was constantly amazed and humbled by the resilience of women the organisation worked with. Before starting a coaching relationship Moira spends time with clients. This allows her and her client to develop rapport and explore where forward movement is sought. Having made a connection she explains what she can offer to those willing to make changes to their lives. Moira was introduced to the Enneagram
Moira with friends
Professional Training Programme by a friend who interviewed her for her own practice. Used as a personality testing tool it stimulated Moira’s curiosity enough to learn more about it, and take the training course herself. She now uses it consistently as the most powerful tool in coaching. The realisation of self, strong in-depth connection whilst understanding oneself in a self compassionate way greatly help people to move forward. Moira finds its non-invasive characteristics, and depersonalization through type facilitates her work with people as they can easily identify themselves during the Enneagram process. When Moira approached PWA several years ago she was reminded how during the first couple of years in Italy she had felt lost not working. In PWA she could network with women who worked. But although she enjoyed the environment, she didn’t feel she was connecting because her own professional life wasn’t connected either, so she drifted away. Now she’s back and feels the vibrant energy in PWA, loves the one to one encounters, and appreciates networking more. This makes her happy to encourage others to join PWA. Moira is particularly proud of her latest workshop, created for women near to or in their fifties. It is a time in life when many women can feel challenged and need to reconnect with themselves and their purpose in life. Moira is passionate about women of this age group connecting with their power. She herself found a new way forward in her fifties and she would like women to have sense of positive transformation in this decade. By bringing sixteen women together, by exploring difficult moments, sharing different experiences, surfacing the hidden potential with a new way of approaching the world; with wisdom, a strong sense of self and an attitude less prone to pleasing others, once completed, she felt a great sense of achievement. Moira continues to be amazed by the power women possess - a true braveheart!
October conference “LeadHer” Executive Presence for Women of Influence
The PWA October Conference saw three protagonists, Laura Cerioli, Donatella Lorato and Silvia Pettinicchio Krebs, address the topic of executive presence. According to them, gravitas is a core characteristic of executive presence: an indispensable tool for women who want to expand their influence and build successful careers. It forces them to master an intricate balance between softness and strength, as women with gravitas find a way of portraying a “can-do, will-do” attitude. It is a great challenge in the name of authenticity. The speech was followed by a lovely apericena Grand Hotel Palace -style.
photos Vassilis Chatzigiannis story Hanna Suni
Women in Music for Human Rights November 5th at Teatro Argentina
One of the last projects Patricia Adkins Chiti, founder and president of FACDIM (Fondazione Adkins Chiti Donne in Musica) had launched was a call of music to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Human Rights. Her dream was to bring together women composers from all over the world to celebrate these fundamental, universal rights. Patricia passed away in June 2018, but her successor, Valerie Baxter, carried on with the project and assisted by a team of strong and capable women â€” Vice President Gigliola Zecchi Balsamo, secretaries Nicoletta del Monte, Maria Longo, Artistic Director Erica Zoi and Dami, senator Hon. Silvia Costa among many others â€” the event was successfully celebrated at Rome's Teatro Argentina on November 5th. The ten winners of the call from all the corners of the world came together to listen to their music performed by various ensambles ranging from a solo percussionist and his marimba to a small instrument quartet, a children's choir and a symphony orchestra. It was truly touching to listen to the ten beautiful pieces composed for this special occasion.
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November Connexion at Tebro: Natale in tavola PWA members received a very exclusive invitation from Social Director Valeria Parisi as the November ConneXion was hosted by Tebro Biancheria Roma. The company CEO, Stefano Pizzolato, explained how their exclusive fabrics and table cloths are produced, after which Alessandro Abate from Lavanderia Artiginale Dry Service gave useful advice on how to wash and maintain the fabrics and their colors in the years while using them. A dinner was also included in the program and as chef Renato Bernardi had explained the evening's menĂš, everyone enjoyed a lovely meal accompanied by Casale del Giglio wines. Each member received a 20% discount gift voucher for the month of December. It was truly a special occasion to learn about fabrics and setting a beautiful table for Christmas. Leone Limentani had also contributed with the dishes and cutlery.
The Crisis of Trust by Valerie Baxter, Newsletter consultant Journalists worldwide are facing a more dangerous environment as media coverage tries to hold their respective governments accountable for their actions. Investigating business executives, policy makers to uncover dirty dealing among the powerful has become a brutal occupation. Publishers, authors, and their families may be threatened with or actually lose their jobs. Worse still, authors, and their families may be subject to threats, attacks, beatings, and even murder.
Trump. Censors, such as those in China, are able to devote significant resources to building and maintaining a comprehensive censorship system. Worldwide, publishers and authors may accept bribes to include, withdraw, or slant the information they present. They may be subject to arrest, criminal prosecution, fines, and imprisonment, or at least may be subject to civil lawsuits. These countermeasures punish both truthful and fake news, and are part of the occupational hazard!
Freedom of expression should be protected, but the worldwide onslaught of fake news, more especially over the internet has increased attention to internet censorship which in turn poses failures by government control of the Internet because the Web is almost entirely privately owned. Technological advances do not therefore guarantee greater freedom of speech.
Wikipedia reports:In September 2018, National Public Radio noted that Trump has expanded his use of the terms "fake" and "phony" to "an increasingly wide variety of things he doesn't like": "The range of things Trump is declaring fake is growing too. Last month he tweeted about "fake books," "the fake dossier," "fake CNN," and he added a new claim – that Google search results are "RIGGED" to mostly show only negative stories about him." They graphed his expanding use in columns labeled: "Fake news",.In October 2018, the British government decided that the term "fake news" will no longer be used in official documents because it is "a poorly-defined and misleading term that conflates a variety of false information, from genuine error through to foreign interference in democratic processes." This followed a recommendation by the House of Commons' Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to avoid the term.
Women yet again are the easy targets of the propagation of fake news, or rather they are victims. A recent disconcerting episode of sexual harassment of an Egyptian woman resulted in her arrest by the Egyptian authorities in a government censorship action. She was accused of spreading fake news in an effort to destabilise the government! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middleeast-45691770 Fake news during the 2016 U.S. election spread to China. Articles popularized within the United States were translated into Chinese and spread within China.The government of China used the growing problem of fake news as a rationale for increasing Internet censorship in China in November 2016. Chinese Government has a reason to further criticize Western democracy and press freedom. The Chinese government has also accused Western media organisations of bias, in a move apparently inspired by President
How many times have we heard or even said, “don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers”? Sensationalism has become the new norm, so to be sensational the truth is understated, manipulated, or even hidden. We are so used to taking notice only of what shocks us - are we currently experiencing a crisis of trust?
PWA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
PWA’s success as an Association is due to the participation of its members:professional women who, over the years, have contributed to its growth, its credibility and reputation. Each woman, through her membership has helped to make pwa a special entity, leaving a trace for a new member to follow. PWA WOMAN OF THE YEAR is about this special woman, whose example other women respect and perhaps are willing to emulate. How to participate: Just be a part of PWA - all members are automatically potential Women of the Year: leave your imprint by participating in the activities in our Event Calendar. If you think you can do more - be our guest, we welcome your support. Play the game - we’ll keep the score. The winner of the Woman of the Year will receive public appreciation at our Summer Party, testified by a special toast and celebration cake in her honour, a silver award plaque, plus a gift membership for the following year. She will also have the opportunity to invite two free guests to each PWA conference for that year. The successful candidate will be on cover page and the subject of a special feature in our Newsletter. Rules of eligibility MANDATORY 1. Membership regularly paid for current year 2. Participation in minimum 50% Conference meetings 3. Participation in minimum 50% ConneXions/ social events OPTIONAL EXTRA POINTS towards Nominations 4. Introduction minimum 2 professional women to PWA resulting in regular membership status 5. Achievement of objective in own business/ professional capacity i.e. promotion or outstanding achievement 6. Instrumental in creating value for PWA via procurement of benefits, Friends of PWA, conference sponsorship, in-kind donations, or full sponsorship (own or third party) 7. Contributions to Newsletter via articles and/or presentation of own business.
Winner adjudication 1. Treasurer vote 1= credit rating 2. Programming vote 1 = willing to learn, competitive 3. Social events vote 1 = social/culture chic 4. Membership vote 1 = loyalty 5. PR & Sponsorship votes 1 each = commercial skills 6. Media/Communications (Newsletter) vote 1 = marketing & communication skills 7. Vice President vote 1 = ambition 8. President vote 2 = outstanding achievement 9. Secretary & Members’ votes 2 (1st & 2nd choice) = popularity consensus Terms & Duration All member activity will be deemed valid until the date of our last Conference in May. Votes will be cast by Board and Members as mentioned in the paragraph on Winner Adjudication to coincide with the election of the new Board. Communication of potential candidates eligible for the popularity votes and final scrutiny to determine the winner is competence of Board Secretary upon collection of members’ votes. The President and likewise all members have the right to 2 votes which may be given to the same person, alternatively to 2 different people as 1st and 2nd choices. In the eventuality of a draw between two candidates, a 2nd ballot must be held within 24 hours of the 1st. The winner will be announced by the President at the June Party, via e-mail to the successful candidate and all members. Any questions or clarifications regarding this initiative may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the subject “PWA Woman of the Year” Good luck - and may the best woman win!
GROW AND LEARN PWA MENTORING PROGRAMS PWA aims to accelerate the advancement of women in all professions, facilitate mentoring, and enhance our leadership role in the community. The PWA Mentoring Programs provide highly motivated individuals with tools for personal development, their careers and leadership abilities. Through guided activities and formal mentoring partnerships, it strengthens and expands our network of women. • by encouraging women to help each other through structured one-on-one mentoring so we can all succeed. • provides an opportunity for participants to learn and share through guided activities which develop practical, goal-oriented career and leadership skills. If you are a PWA member pursuing a professional career and are willing to make the commitment, you are encouraged to apply. Please note that this program is not in any way connected with job placement. As a mentee, you will have an opportunity to: • Learn how to establish and maintain professional mentoring partnerships. • Explore career options and possible paths toward your career goals. • Set goals and develop a plan to take the next steps in your advancement. • Receive useful guidance and honest feedback from an advisor who has “been there, done that.” • Make a networking connection with someone farther along on their career path. • Learn practical skills that can be put to use right away in advancing your career. By mentoring another woman, you will have an opportunity to: • Pass along the mentoring and support you received, or become the mentor you wish you had. • Share enthusiasm for your own career, and catch enthusiasm from another. • Gain perspective on how far you have progressed, and reinforce your competency and expertise. • Develop as a leader and learn by teaching others. • Help another woman to avoid mistakes, persevere through difficulties, and reach important goals. • Build a mutually beneficial relationship with someone who may be able to help you in the future. • Enjoy the success of others, knowing you contributed to making it happen. LEADERSHIP Every team member contributes to the success of an objective. When you are adept at teamwork in both support and leadership roles, you will more easily advance to better jobs and executive positions.
By improving your skills as a team player and leader you will: • Enjoy fun activities and share your enthusiasm for growth with others. • Learn to effectively contribute to the success of a team. • Learn to lead, motivate and organize individuals and teams. • Develop career skills in event planning, public speaking, and written presentations. • Gain self-confidence as a leader in business. • Build and strengthen your professional network. • Contribute to increasing the presence of women in the professional community. PROGRAM OUTLINE & TIMETABLE Apply by January 7th — begin with Mentoring Session A Apply by July 31st — begin with Mentoring Session B Mentoring Session A: January 15th – Jun 30th Mentoring Session B: September 15th – November 30th APPLICATION & PARTICIPATION CRITERIA • PWA Membership: You must maintain membership to the PWA throughout participation in the program, and have started or be planning a professional career. If you are not currently a PWA member, please join right away. Contact our Membership director at email@example.com or see our website for details. • Registration Fee: New participants accepted into the program pay a one-time Registration fee of €25 (mentors excluded). Participation Fees: BIG SISTER €20 monthly (9 months) or €162 in advance (10% discount) Participation Fees: CARPE DIEM €40 monthly (9 months) or €324 in advance (10% discount) • Email Access: You will need regular (at least once per week) email access to communicate with the PWA Mentoring Coordination Team and your mentoring partners. • Internet Access: You will need regular internet access to interact with the PWA mentoring program. You may need to view or print the program materials in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. • Commitment to Mentoring, Career Development, and Leadership Activities: It takes time and effort to build mentoring partnerships and learn new skills. During the two Mentoring Sessions of your Choice (BIG SISTER or CARPE DIEM), we require a minimum of two communications per month, via email, Skype or telephone, with your mentoring partner. • Confidentiality: All parties are asked to respect sensitive personal information shared by mentoring partners. • Commitment to the entire program: It will take you 9 months to complete the PWA mentoring program and graduate. You are expected to commit to the entire program without interruption. At end of program term (December) you will receive recognition of your mentoring journey achievement.
Angel investing: Ă¨ un mestiere per donne at LUISS Enlabs by Florencia Barbieri Membership Director Angel investing: Ă¨ un mestiere per donne was organized at LUISS Enlabs by Italian Angels of Growth (IAG) on October 10th. Italian Angels of Growth, founded in 2007, represents the main network of Italian business angels that has supported 44 start-up companies so far. IAG is made of approximately 160 members and 16% of them are women. The evening started with an interesting interview with Efrat Dayagi, a lawyer and a mother of twins and the founder of Woman2Woman Community in Tel Aviv. Woman2Woman was founded as part of the 8200 Alumni Associations with the vision of leading change in Israeli society by creating value for young talented women. One their key ways is through a mentoring programme and by hosting inspirational events. The Woman2Woman Community has already mentored 100 young women in cohorts of approximately 30 each time.
The evening continued with a round table including Efrat and four Italian women representing different angles of the innovation ecosystem: Lorena Capoccia, founder of the start-up Probiotic CGB; Carolina Gianardi from Poste Italiane; Antonella Grassigli (dottore commercialista) and Valentina Cerolini, founder of the start-up Deesup. The meeting concluded with a networking cocktail. It is clear to me that women are already showing their strengths in many roles both in the corporate as well as the start-up world. There are several female organizations currently operating in Rome where women collaborate with each other to go even further and to leave a positive legacy for the future generations to come. Inspired by these realities we should all aim at going, growing and glowing.
Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 20.00 hrs
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We would like to welcome Daniela Bonetti, Lorelay Croce, Anna Nicoletti, Fiona Talbot, Melissa Thomas, Paul Vanderbroeck and Trystanna Williams as members who have recently joined our Association. PWA is a place that grows with each member, therefore we are looking forward to enjoying PWA together with you! Make sure to take advantage of all that PWA has to offer, from our monthly events to scholarships and Expert Resources, from the Mentoring programs to TimeOut Professional TimeBank. If youâ€™d like to join, visit our website and contact MembershipDirector@pwarome.org .
2018-2019 PWA Board and Team members President Valentina Ferretti President@pwarome.org Vice President&Treasurer Lisa Rosen VicePresident@pwarome.org Secretary Maria Longo Secretary@pwarome.org Programming Director Sabine Schuh Programming@pwarome.org Membership Director Florencia Barbieri MembershipDirector@pwarome.org Social Director Valeria Parisi SocialDirector@pwarome.org Asst. Coord.Social Events Rossella Castaldo SocialDirector@pwarome.org Sponsorship Director Cecilia Bersani Sponsorship@pwarome.org PR Director Gerlie Saura PR@pwarome.org Newsletter Editor Ivana Madonna NewsletterEditor@pwarome.org Webmistress Veronica Penzo Webmistress@pwarome.org Community Director Veronica Penzo Media@pwarome.org Newsletter Consultant Valerie Baxter Newsletterconsultant@pwarome.org Marketing Consultant Hanna Suni Marketing@pwarome.org Special Projects Director Angela Carfa Specialprojects@pwarome.org Legal Advisor Adriana Tempesta Legaladvisor@pwarome.org
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