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May 2018

Monthly Newsletter of the Professional Women’s Association of Rome

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.

President's Letter On Wednesday, May 9th, I had the honor of representing PWA participating in the conference "Leadership and Women's Networking in the Workplace" organized by Bocconi Alumni Association of Rome. Meeting young women inspired by our role and behavior models, I had the pleasure of describing how we implement collective leadership at PWA. I would like to underline how the Board and I apply the collective leadership paradigm in managing the Association. Collective leadership is a fundamentally an inclusive approach to leadership: we ask members to cross boundaries of all kinds - such as age, income, religion and culture - while engaging themselves in a two-way learning. Common action with shared responsibility and mutual accountability are our "tableau de bord�. Collective leadership represents for PWA a shift from exclusive focus to individual change agents and emphasizes the importance of more collaborative approaches. I am deeply persuaded that this approach has led our association to its main goals of this year: - successful Board and Membership turnaround - increased participation rates - original conference agenda - amazing social events - renewed approach to digital communication Those results will be widely described in our Annual Report, that will be published on our website before the Annual General Meeting. Candidates to the next elections, that will take place at our next AGM on May 16th, have chosen to get involved in the very heartbeat of the association. They have embraced one of our mantras: the more you give, the more you get. I wish to all of them to really take advantage of this the experience and to proceed in this successful journey, with even more fresh skills and proposals.

Valentina Ferretti President


Hanna Suni editor and layout designer www.hamedesign.com marketing@pwarome.org

in this issue

4 May Conference: Wellbeing at the Workplace

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Feng Shui in the Office Member Spotlight: Jessica Zama — Lex Regis Running for the Board PWA Elections 2018-19 PWA Woman of the Year Candidates Woman of the Year Regulation Infinity: A Way of Thinking Rather Than a Way of Building April Conference: Beati Pacifici

19 April ConneXion: Leadership and Female Networking 20 Global Women in Music for Human Rights

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PWA MAY Conference

16 May at 19.30 at Grand Hotel Palace

WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE Can our environment give us something more than aesthetics and functionality? Think about the purpose of your house or your workplace: Do they reflect your personality, or make you feel good? Quantum physics has more of a role in sustainability than we can imagine. Learn more at our next conference.

How much can a work environment impact on people's well-being, productivity and cooperation? Today, more and more companies have realized that focusing on employee well-being is key to creating loyalty within the workplace and improving productivity. Yet there is a resource that everyone has available but few are using: the environment, the space. Interacting in an evolved and conscious way with the working space can bring immediate and lasting benefits to everyone. To do this, we need to be ready to see what might not be so obvious. In a speech by Winston Churchill in 1943 at the House of Commons, he remarked: "We shape our buildings; then, they shape us".


About Our Speaker

Caterina Locati After graduating in Architecture and obtaining a Ph.D., she worked as a freelance for several years, and then devoted herself to independent research in the field of indoor well-being, framed within the most recent discoveries in the world of quantum physics. Creator of Infinity Building Project (www.infinitybuilding.it), Arch. Caterina Licata is now sharing her knowledge and experience with architects and she's working as a consultant helping people to improve their well-being at home and at work.

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Fengshui in the office

by Hanna Suni www.hamedesign.com Feng shui is much used in homes, but the same philosophy can be applied to the working enviroment as well. Here are some tips and links on how to improve your productiveness and well-being.

Feng Shui Office

The 6 most important things you need to know about feng shui in your office A proper feng shui office helps you feel inspired, productive, and powerful. And when done well, feng shui will enhance your creativity, discipline and success. Follow these 6 essential guidelines to make the most of office feng shui: 1. Clear clutter and organize. 2. Make sure your desk is in the proper place. 3. Use appropriate artwork and imagery. 4. Balance and harmonize the space. 5. Choose suitable feng shui office colors. 6. Incorporate stress relievers.



by Valerie Baxter Newsletter Consultant

If the cap fits, wear it!


few days ago, I had the opportunity of participating in a networking event organised by BAA-Bocconi Alumni Association, where PWA president Valentina Ferretti was among the speakers. It dawned on me whilst listening to those chosen ultra-qualified women, that there are some professions that rely on referrals to be recognised as highly competent and specialised in their fields. This could be the case of a Solicitor like Jessica Zama, who I met for professional reasons a year ago.


Jessica, encouraged by me, joined PWA recently and found herself among inspiring and ambitious professional women. Jessica believes that women sometimes tend to underestimate themselves, lacking the confidence to do what it takes, despite their incredible ability to juggle their lives between domestic and professional commitments. She currently enjoys meeting and talking to empowering women once a month, and “feels high” after a conference. In her experience, she has often found women in competition with each other, yet in PWA she finds support and reciprocity, encouragement to do better. She identifies with women who believe in themselves, so to coin a phrase, “if the cap fits, wear it!”

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What we measure, we improve, and Jessica as a youngster found that going to the gym was an arduous affair ­­- “a nightmare” she says. Unperturbed and a perseverer, she kept going and over the years has improved her performance, so much so that now she loves it; one of her proudest achievements. Like the gym, in her professional life she is now very conscious of the fact that she has come a long way. Looking in the rear mirror, when her sister Laura was born, Jessica felt pangs of jealousy, no longer the only child. She competed for attention, having little in common with her sibling. It was not until her second sister Nicky came along after five and a half years and growing up together, that sisterly love overcame the differences in personality. Family means everything to Jessica and she feels privileged to have a happy family: with an Italian father and an English mother, she was brought up with dual nationality, and educated in Rome at an International school. Her environment was bilingual and international from the outset. A passion for the world of arts and literature whilst growing up led her to dream of a career on the stage; drama and musicals, reading and choir practice were her daily nutriment as she aspired to be in musicals when she came of age. Yet when she left school, fear took the upper hand as she began to think that she didn’t have what it takes to be successful in show business. So at Durham University, insecure of her future, she decided to study law, graduating in 2005 with a law degree and then completing her professional qualification at the College of Law in Guildford in 2006. Rejections from the first law firms for training contracts fuelled her fear and insecurity, but like the gym, she kept on going and found work in the leading Surrey and South-East law firm, TWM Solicitors, in both their Guildford and Wimbledon offices from 2007 to 2011. Gaining confidence from every little fear, she used it as a tool to shape herself, as she was shocked in face of strong competition.

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She found herself in competition with many female colleagues in competition and while male lawyers were tactically on her side. Surprises came instead from some male clients who did not respect her, so she learned to become more assertive, confident that she knows what she’s doing. She found that age and not gender was the real issue for experience and success, and money talks - the language of bullying defining how people act. Jessica has gained a wide range of experience in civil litigation and advocacy in the High Court and County Court, in matters including conveyancing, commercial property, debt recovery, shareholders’ disputes, probate, personal injury claims, intellectual property, insolvency and Landlord and Tenant law. She joined the English Law team at Studio Legale Paoletti in September 2011 and is one of the founder members of Oliver & Partners in Rome. She is registered with the Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma as an avvocato stabilito (established European lawyer), and works closely with the British Embassy as an “Alternative Provider” of consular services. She has steadily built an international network of lawyers, notaries and other professionals in Italy, England, the United States and Australia. After 10 years of an established career, with the flexibility and freedom stemming from financial security, Jessica concentrates on positive behaviour as she loves talking to people. She has developed a passion for travel after nine years of living and working in the UK, deciding to live in Italy more, from her favourite Tuscany to the tranquility of faraway Indonesia with its smell of grilled fish, and blue hues of sea and sky. In particular, Tanzania was especially liberating after a sentimental break up. She will never forget that journey… the smell of sun-tan lotion triggers and evokes those incredible sundrenched colours! So what more could Jessica want for herself and ultimate happiness? Her dream in the drawer? Children!


Running for the Board President – Valentina Ferretti

Valentina now enters her second year mandate, and after a successful first term lowering average age of members and encouraging techsavvy women, she continues her strategic plan to involve qualitative partnerships in order to strengthen our association.She strongly believes that on and offline engagement among members produces more business and learning opportunities.

Values: Family – Friendship – Open-mindedness

Candidate for Vice President & Treasurer – Lisa Rosen

Lisa has a first class track record in finance, and her continuous reliable presence in PWA has won the respect and esteem of board and members alike. Her knowledge of institutional organisation will be a valuable asset in Vice presidency.

Values: Commitment – Empathy – Resiliance

Candidate for Secretary – Maria Longo

Maria is Italian, with a Master of Sciences from Oxford Brookes University and an executive MBA from Bocconi University in Milan. After a period in market research with Nielsen and subsequently with Kantar Millward Brown she is presently seeking a change in industry sectors to experiment new and diverse opportunities. As a sportswoman, although a competitor by nature, she believes in working together as a team to overcome challenges.

Values: Enthusiasm – Commitment – Independence

Programming Director – Sabine Shuch

Sabine has worked hard to cater for all tastes as Programming director over the past year. With the experience she has gleaned from member consensus, and often working from outside the box, even from Grosseto, her creativity will be useful in order to guarantee yet another interesting conference season.

Values: Love – Friendship – Consciousness


Candidate for Social Director – Valeria Parisi

Valeria Parisi, the personification of joy, was born in Naples but lives in Rome since 20 years She has a degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University and and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. After experiences gleaned in large companies, she is focused on the profession of accountant and on the management of holiday homes. She is an expert in business consultancy for SM companies with a focus on start-ups and internationalisation in holiday home and real estate sectors, through her own company Studio Valeria Parisi & partners.She loves spending her time with people learning new cultures and creating social moments for sharing experiences and opportunities. Valeria has been the area leader of the ​​ alumni Bocconi association in Rome for 10 years.

Values: Trust – Family – Friendship

Sponsorship Director – Cecilia Bersani

Cecilia, having enjoyed the challenge of her first term as Sponsorship director, has decided to re-candidate herself with even more energy for the greater good of PWA. She understands how the importance of sponsors in PWA is a means not only to guarantee its activity, but also to foster projects for the community.

Values: Respect for life – One's beliefs – Culture

Candidate for PR Director – Gerlie Saura

Gerlie has wisely interacted as Membership director over the past year, not only getting to know a new PWA but also members and their needs. She now approaches her second term on PWA board as candidate for Public Relations, with the hope of creating more opportunities for PWA with her outgoing disposition and ability to create strong relationships.

Values: Reliability – Excellence – Wisdom

Candidate for Membership Director – Florencia Barbieri

Florencia is from Argentina moving to London in 2002 and 2 years later to Rome. She has a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration. She is also a Business Coach, studying to become a Team Coach.With 20+ years of business experience in a leading FMCG in the tobacco business, has worked in finance roles as Italy Audit Manager and Italy FP&A Manager. She will bring to PWA her energy to make things happen and her insights into female leadership topics.

Values: Optimism – Inclusiveness – Authenticity

Newsletter Editor – Ivana Madonna

Ivana, after learning how different PWA Newsletter is from her previous experience in the press office of Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, has decided to accept the challenge of another term’s coverage of PWA activity, putting her expertise at our disposal.

Values: Loyalty – Generosity – Friendship


TEAM MEMBERS Adriana Tempesta, Legal Advisor Moving out of Rome, due to professional and family commitments Adriana resigns her position as Vice President, but maintains her current role as Legal Advisor. Her insights, contributions, and expertise have been precious to PWA, bringing our association to the forefront as an opinion leader for international professional women in Rome. Values: Reliability, Outgoingness, Organisation

Rossella Castaldo, Assistant coordinator Social events Stepping down from the current board, Rossella has decided to stay on the People We Are Team to assist the new Social director. And, when two Neapolitan women get together, fun-packed outcomes are totally inevitable! Values: Honesty, Sincerity, Generosity

Angela Carfa, Special Projects director Angela, from Calabria, has a degree in Economic & Banking Science from the University of Siena. A CPA by profession, as a Social project manager with impact responsibility, she also has experience in the foundation and management of Benefit Companies, and is qualified to release certification for B corporations. Through her own company, Studio Carfa Consulenza Aziendale she assists start ups, business design, research and project planning, with financial support requests and account/tax management. As a member of the Commission Equal Opportunity of the Order of Accountants in Rome, since 2013 Angela is involved in promoting gender equality in her professional community. She aims to assist successful collaborations within PWA’s TIMEOUT Professional Timebank Values: Transversality, Solidarity, Relatedness

Hanna Suni, Marketing consultant Twice Woman of the Year, previous Newsletter editor, election committee member and essential contributor to the new PWA In collective leadership, Hanna’s many talents are too valuable to let go. As Marketing consultant this year, she has continued to ensure the quality of our Association with her insights on communication. Values: Enthusiasm, Efficiency, Open-mindedness

Valerie Baxter, Newsletter consultant Values: Honesty, Reliability, Professionalism


Veronica Penzo, Webmistress & Community director Values: Gratitude, Contribution, Determination

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HAVE YOU CHOSEN ALREADY? ▶ get to know the candidates ▶ voice your opinion ▶ be a candidate

PWA Elections 2018-19 on May 16, 2018 at 19.00 at Grand Hotel Palace



During the AGM - Annual General Meeting and following the Conference, Elections will be conducted for the renewal of the Board, by use of voting papers cast in a ballot box on the Election desk. That same evening, at closure of the poll, the Election Committee will count the votes. The Election Committee will send an email to those absent with the link and indications for access to the platform, where it will be possible to vote anonymously, from 10.00 hrs until 21.00 hrs on 17th May. At closure of the online session the Election Committee will count the votes and give immediate communication to the present Board of the final results.

In occasione dell’Assemblea Generale Elettiva e della Conference, a seguire della stessa, si apriranno le votazioni per il rinnono del Board. Per le votazioni del giorno 16 maggio ci sarà un’urna elettorale sull’Election desk, utilizzando le schede per il voto. La stessa sera, al termine delle votazioni, il Comitato Elettorale procederà allo spoglio delle schede.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2017/18 A similar procedure will be adopted for the election of Woman of the Year, by use of ballot papers cast in a separate ballot box on the Election desk. The WOTY Committee will send an email to those absent with the link and indications for access to the platform, from the afternoon of 16th May until 21.00 hrs on 17th May. At closure of the online session, the votes will be counted to determine the Woman of the Year. The results will be announced at our Summer Party in June 2018.

Il Comitato Elettorale provvederà ad inviare una mail con il link e le indicazioni per gli accessi alla piattaforma dove sarà possibile votare, in forma anonima, a partire dalle ore 10 del giorno successivo fino alle ore 21. Alla chiusura della sessione on line il Comitato Elettorale procederà con lo spoglio delle schede per dare immediata comunicazione all’attuale Board dei risultati definitivi delle votazioni delle due giornate. WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2017/18 In occasione della Conference, a seguire della stessa, si apriranno le votazioni per la Woman of the Year 2017/18. Per le votazioni del giorno 16 maggio ci sarà un’urna elettorale sull’Election desk, utilizzando le schede per il voto. La stessa sera, al termine delle votazioni, si procederà allo spoglio delle schede. Il Comitato WOTY provvederà ad inviare una mail con il link e le indicazioni per gli accessi alla piattaforma dove sarà possibile votare a partire dal pomeriggio del giorno successivo (17 maggio) fino alle 21. Alla chiusura della sessione online si procederà con lo spoglio delle schede per l’elezione della Woman of the Year che verrà annunciata durante il Summer Party a giugno 2018.


2017 2018 Candidates may thebest womanwin


Cecilia Bersani

Rossella Castaldo

Maria Grazia Panessa

Valeria Parisi

Lisa Rosen

Gerlia Saura

Sabine Schuh

Hanna Suni

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. The PWA Board decides to nominate every year, with the support and participation of all members, a PWA WOMAN OF THE YEAR. This special woman, who’s example other women are willing to respect and perhaps emulate, will receive our public appreciation, testified by a gift membership for the following PWA Year. She will have the opportunity to invite 1 free guest to PWA conferences during the next year and also receives a gift invitation to our June Party including a celebration cake in her honour! The successful candidate will also be the subject of a special feature in our Newsletter and could be in a position for eligibility in the WIN Conference PWA Scholarship, first instituted in 2009, now a regular PWA benefit. Rules of eligibility 1) Membership regularly paid for current year – Obligatory 2) Participation minimum 50% PWA Conference meetings – Obligatory 3) Participation minimum 50% PWA social events – Obligatory 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 achievements 6) Instrumental in creating value for PWA via “Friends of PWA” conference sponsorship, or Fidelity Card benefits or full Sponsorship (own or third party) 7) Contribution to Newsletter 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) President votes 2 = ambition 6) PR vote 1 = commercial skills 7) Media/Communications vote 1 = marketing & communication skills 8) Secretary PWA Members’ votes 2 (communication only 1st& 2nd choice) = popularity How to participate Just be a part of PWA – all members are automatically potential Women of the Year, leaving your imprint on Rome 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 be keeping the score. Please note that criteria votes determine the successful candidates. The final member votes are those which determine the winner according to the perception by fellow members of the most worthy candidate for the Award among those fitting the criteria, and who has distinguished herself within the Association thus creating value for PWA. Terms and duration All member activity will be deemed valid until the date of our last Conference in May. Votes will be cast by PWA Board and Members as mentioned in the paragraph on Winner adjudication to coincide with the election of the new Board. Communication of the 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 1 st and 2nd choices. In the eventuality of a draw between two candidates, a 2nd ballot must be held within 24 hours of the1st. The winner will be announced by the President at the June Party, via e-mail to the successful candidate and to all members.

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The concept of Infinity building is a building for the future. But Infinity is not just a state-of-the art building, it stands for re-thinking the way we think, learn and work in a more sustainable way. We can think of Infinity as a mindset, that inspires and informs on how we all can make a difference for our future and that of our children.

Prada’s Factory Garden Factory Factory Garden or Garden Factory? Completed in 2016, the new Prada's “garden factory” in Valvigna (Arezzo) is highly focused on sustainability: energy consumption is reduced by using solar panels, and LED lighting. Structural continuity between interior and outdoor spaces, dialogue between man and nature. Valvigna garden factory – housing the production center of the Prada Group, a raw materials warehouse and cutting center – encompasses the highest expression of all the key themes of Arch. Guido Canali's philosophy. “Beauty, creativity and superior quality have always been the guiding principles of the Prada Group. We promote activities connected with arts & culture, and invest in a unique working environment, combining respect for individuals while caring for the places, preserving artisanal skills and supporting our brands' heritage…” https://www.pradagroup.com/en/group/social-responsibility.html


By Valerie Baxter, Newsletter consultant

In 10 hectares, 19.000sqm of covered space including 4 production warehouses, offices, research laboratories, historical archives, data-centre, service areas, canteen, are immersed in 32.500sqm of lush green, where once there was an abandoned industrial site, allowing a virtuous environmentsaving venture to prevail. The realisation of a serene environment alleviates fatigue, improves production quality and respects employees’ dignity. The acquisition of agricultural land from hills to forests acts as a frame for an architectural stroll between a giant technological spider and harmonious external gardens. Nine species of trees, among which contorted white poplars and aged cypress - part of the typical Tuscan heritage - complement seven species of climbers and seven species of ground covering plants, all of which contribute to the atmosphere of a garden lived in overtime, for employees to breathe the familiar air of home.




revention, participation, protection, peacebuilding and recovery have become focal points for stimulating worldwide efforts to deal with the many challenges that women face in situations of conflict.


Elena Palloni shared with the audience how NATO has worked to integrate gender perspectives in NATO-led operations as well as in NATO policies and programs, through case studies drawn from the field. After the conference members and guests enjoyed a delicious buffet.

LEADERSHIP and female NETWORKING in the world of work May 9th 2018

A successful career does not happen by chance, but is built step by step, made out of deliberate choices. Through the story of professionals and women who have been able to achieve their professional goals in a brilliant way, the Bocconi Alumni Association aimed to understand how important networking is for success in the world of work. PWA President Valentina Ferretti was on the panel with Daria Capotorto (Lawyer Studio Legale Agnoni e Giuggioli - Vice Presidente PWN Rome (Professional Women Network and Valentina Capogreco (Project Manager Eggup e Area Leader Roma YWN (Young Women Network) to discuss this interesting topic.


Women’s music is an essential part of world heritage. The fundamental role of women in the creation and transmission of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the creation and practice of music belongs not only to a people or a culture, but to all of humanity. The UN Human Rights Office celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10th December 1948) and has launched a worldwide campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights. Gender inequality in the field of music is a worldwide challenge. Sustaining the women creating music will influence public opinion and stimulate their full participation in cultural life. Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has organised a “Global Call for New Music” for women composers and creators of music of all ages, nationalities and musical backgrounds. Participants will compose/create a song, choral or instrumental work inspired by the struggle for Human Rights. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission and publicly announced at the end of July, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy on the 5th November this year. “Art and human rights are universal languages and the UN Human Rights Office is pleased to count on the support of the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica in the 70th anniversary campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an occasion in which to reaffirm that the rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. We look forward to the engagement of all musicians, teachers and researchers in promoting women’s artistic empowerment.” says Laurent Sauveur, Chief of External Relations of the UN Human Rights Office. Donne in Musica (Women in Music), born in 1978 as a grass roots movement, became an international non-profit Foundation in 1996. It promotes and mainstreams music by women composers, songwriters and music creators of all ages and nationalities working in all genres while coordinating a network of over 27,000 composers, affiliate organisations, performers, pedagogues, and musicologists in 113 countries.


Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in MusicaThe Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica encourages excellence in contemporary music and intercultural dialogue worldwide. Its pioneering role in the affirmation of the concept of the uniqueness of women as creators of music has been recognized by the Italian government, UNESCO, EUC, EUP, Arab Academy and UNESCO’s International Music Council. Its daily work includes: • • • • •

Promoting knowledge and respect for women’s cultural diversity, creativity and rights Advocacy and recommendations to protect and assist composers. Capacity Building Research and Publication of books and scholarly papers Music for the Mind – supplying music for Conservatories in need

REGULATIONS: Global Call for New Music for Human Rights 1. This call is open to • girls from 8 to 18 • women from 19 years of age. 2. Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc). 3. Texts (where applicable) must be accompanied by an English language translation. 4. Music must be written in traditional notation. 5. Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files. 6. Do not send recordings. 7. Each composer may send only ONE score. 8. Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes 9. Categories for submissions: • Solo instrument • Solo voice with one to four instruments • Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte • Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments 10. Please include, in Word file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum with nationality, date and place of birth, residence and contact (email). 11. Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing the participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work. 12. Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018 13. There is no submission fee 14. Please send scores to: controcanto@donneinmusica.org marking submission – GWIM4Human Rights THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Please meditate on: • • • • •

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion Everyone has the right to education Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.



PWA DIVA PARTY Presentation of the Board and Team Celebrating the Woman of the Year Beautiful setting of the Roman family villa and park

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Membership news New Members Welcome!

We would like to welcome Elena Palloni and Simona Rinaldi as member who has 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 you’d like to join, visit our website and contact MembershipDirector@pwarome.org .


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2017-2018 PWA Board and Team members President Valentina Ferretti President@pwarome.org Vice President&Legal Advisor Adriana Tempesta VicePresident@pwarome.org Secretary Maria Grazia Panessa Secretary@pwarome.org Treasurer LIsa Rosen Treasurer@pwarome.org Programming Director Sabine Shuch Programming@pwarome.org Membership Director Gerlie Saura MembershipDirector@pwarome.org Social Director Rossella Castaldo SocialDirector@pwarome.org Sponsorship Director Cecilia Bersani Sponsorship@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


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