PWA – THE PEOPLE WE ARE – BOARD & TEAM 2019/20

The PWA Board and Team is composed of women with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose and performance goals for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. There is significant performance potential in working collaboratively and by operating in collective leadership, together we achieve more.

Meet our Team

PWA-Professional Women’s Association – “the People We Are” 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.

VALENTINA FERRETTI

PRESIDENT

Valentina is from Reggio Emilia, has a degree in Economics and after obtaining a Masters degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University…
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SABINE SCHUH

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

Sabine is German. She started her personal and professional path as a Facilitator and Life Designer in Germany in 1992…
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CAROLA CHIARLITTI

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Carola was born in Rome, where she graduated in Law at LUISS Guido Carli, specializing in Business Law and Economics. She works as a trainee lawyer at BonelliErede, leading firm in the Italian market of legal services.
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ADRIANA TEMPESTA

LEGAL ADVISOR

Adriana Tempesta is from Piacenza, was brought up in a military environment, and holds a degree in Law from the University of Bologna…
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GERLIE SAURA

VICE PRESIDENT

Gerlie Saura was born in the Philippines, where she majored in Community Psychology. She is a Senior International Relations and Business Development Manager.
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CECILIA BERSANI

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

A 7th generation Roman, Cecilia has a degree in Molecular Biology & Evolutionary Genetics at Rome University…
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MIRELA COJOCARU

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Born and raised in Romania, Mirela majored in Business Administration and pursued the rest of her studies in Rome after winning a full scholarship for a Finmeccanica Corporate Master’s in International Business Engineering. [ READ MORE ]

RAFFAELLA DI PRIMIO

SECRETARY

Raffaella was born in Rome, where she graduated at the university La Sapienza and in 1997 she started her practice as a lawyer. Raffaella then took a post-graduate course in EU law [ READ MORE ]

FLORENCIA BARBIERI

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

Florencia Barbieri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she obtained a Master in Business Administration, and a Business Administration
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ANGELA CARFA

SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR

Angela was born in Calabria. Graduated in Siena in Economic and Banking Sciences with a study path…
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LISA ROSEN

TREASURER

Lisa was born in the US with Italian origins, also boasting Italian citizenship. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Houston Baptist University [ READ MORE ]

GAIA NINA MARANO

PR DIRECTOR

Gaia Nina has a Law Degree and Master Degree in Tax Law from the University LUISS of Rome. She is a lawyer of the bar association of Rome
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HANNA SUNI

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Hanna is a Finnish graphic designer with a passion for art – design, graphics, music, cinema, photography and architecture.
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