PWA BOARD MEMBERS 2023-2025

The PWA Board and Team are 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

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 Saura is a Senior International Business Development Professional with almost 20 years of international experience gained working in the Government, Non-profit organizations, and private businesses across industry sectors. [ READ MORE ]

IDA SIROLLI

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

Ida Sirolli has over 20 years of work experience as a Psychologist, she has worked in large companies for over 20 years in the field of Human Resources.
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MORGANA MASTROCINQUE

TREASURER

Morgana Mastrocinque has over 20 years of management experience in the automotive field. She is a Purchasing Manager & Fixed Costs Controller in Ford of Italy S.p.A. [ READ MORE ]

BARBARA PEPPONI

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

Barbara Pepponi is a STEM graduate and qualified Actuary, as a Technical Director of Groupama Insurance, she manages a team of 130 people + 30 robots ( she has a knack for automation and AI applications). She works between Uk, Spain, France. and Italy [ READ MORE ]

CATHERINE TONDELLI

VICE PRESIDENT & PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

Catherine Tondelli has over 35 years of experience working in the publishing, events, and hospitality industry. She is the CEO of Louise Communications.
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MARIA RITA ARENA

SECRETARY

Maria Rita Arena is a lawyer, admitted to the Bar of Rome, specializing in litigation, corporate and civil law. She is the head of institutional relations in ANIA. [ READ MORE ]

SARAH DENNIS

MEMBERSHIP & PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR

Sarah Dennis is a fundraising expert with a background in development and partnerships at national and international organizations in the charitable and commercial sectors. She is a member of Associazione Italiana Fundraiser and the UK’s Chartered Institute of Fundraising. [ READ MORE ]

COSTANZA GALANTE

DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

Costanza Galante is a Marketing psychologist with a great passion for neuromarketing and communication in all its forms. In the last 5 years, she held the position of Marketing Director in digital agencies, private companies, and public administrations.
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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 ]

ELEONORA DIQUATTRO

PRESS OFFICER

Eleonora Diquattro is a Journalist specialized in actual topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, SDGs, Equity & Inclusion, Sustainability.
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KRISZTINA SZARAZ

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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

LEGAL ADVISOR

Former Partnership Director, 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 ]

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