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PWA – THE PEOPLE WE ARE – BOARD & TEAM 2020/21

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 the Board and 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.

GERLIE SAURA

PRESIDENT

Gerlie is a senior professional with 15+ years of international experience gained working in the Government, Non-profit organization, and private businesses across industry sectors. [ READ MORE ]

MIRELA COJOCARU

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Mirela is a senior professional with over 15 years of business development international experience, matured working with Aerospace, Defence and Law Enforcement sectors [ READ MORE ]

MARZIA PACIANTONI

PR DIRECTOR

Marzia Paciantoni has a M.A. in Economic Sociology and a MBA degree achieved with merit. She is currently IoT Senior Account Manager, having Vodafone as key customer
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FLORENCIA BARBIERI

VICE PRESIDENT

Florencia has over 20 years of finance experience working for British American Tobacco in Europe, Central Asia and Latin America, now serving as fractional CFO for start-ups and NGOs
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RAFFAELLA DI PRIMIO

PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR and LEGAL ADVISOR

Raffaella is qualified as a lawyer, she wishes to contribute and serve PWA at the best of her professional and human capability with the support of a great team[ READ MORE ]

Luisa Lopez

LUISA LOPEZ

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Luisa is a senior Project Manager with over 15 years working in the digital transformation and communications fields. She strongly believes that women are a powerful resource of support for other women
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CRISTIANA RESCIGNO

SECRETARY

Cristiana is equipped with a resilient passion for what she does and the people around her, Cristiana is an engineer by background, a broad-based professional and highly motivated leader[ READ MORE ]

GAIA NINA MARANO

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

Gaia Nina has a Law Degree, a Master Degree in Tax Law and an MBA from the University LUISS of Rome. She is a lawyer of the bar association of Rome since 2014.
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CATHERINE COSTAGGIU

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Catherine is an international arbitration lawyer with over 5 years post-qualification experience in a first-rate New York-based law firm, trained to work under pressure
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MAJA IVANOVIC

TREASURER

Maja is an Electrical Engineer. After a long experience as university Professor, she now works as Service Manager and manages maintenance of 160 Digital Services at Poste Italiane.. [ READ MORE ]

MILENA GUARINO PADULA

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

Milena has a post graduate degree in Public Relation Management from McGill University and she is a Portable Career Advisor. [ READ MORE ]

KRISZTINA SZARAZ

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Krisztina works in the HR field with a multinational market research agency and is specialized on compensation, recognition and employee wellbeing
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