PWA Conference – “Celebrating Changes”

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6:30pm
at Sina Bernini Bristol

In spite of your age or career stage, you have most likely encountered the symptoms of tall poppy or imposter behavior. These behaviors are not talked about openly and often difficult to discuss. Tall poppy is a tendency to cut others down for their achievements. Envy, low self-esteem, fear and resentment by your peers are typical of what we call “The tall poppy syndrome”. On the other hand, Imposter syndrome is the internal psychological experience of feeling like a phony in some area of your life, despite any success that you have achieved in that area.

Being good at what you do or having success at work isn’t always easy. It is a normal behavior of many to have an inner resentment when someone else does better than you or has more.

How can we learn to develop skills to transition through these behaviors and what kind of environment and support can leaders give to successfully overcome these challenges?

We will explore how these syndromes have affected your career and what skills you can develop to overcome these feelings and to transition effectively through these types of behaviors. As women, we need to rethink how we view success, both in others and ourselves. We need to overcome the feeling of not being good enough to ask for what we deserve and avoid the fear of not being good enough or feeling like an imposter.

PWA invites you to join us and our experts in an interesting and stimulating discussion from two dynamic speakers who have experienced first-hand how you can overcome these syndromes and develop skills to have less anxiety and pressure in your career.

How has Imposter syndrome or Tall Poppy syndrome
affected your career? What can you do about it?
This conference is for you.

Conference Agenda:

Opening Remarks: Gerlie Saura, President PWA
Moderator: Catherine Tondelli, Program Director PWA
Moderated Q&A Session

Please find the speaker’s information along with the registration link below.


Elena Bruno 
Director of Sales & Marketing BULGARI Hotel Roma

Elena has over 30 years in the Hotel & Hospitality business, both as Manager and Entrepreneur.  She is passionate about the hospitality industry and is excited about her new role as Director of Sales and Marketing for the new luxury Bulgari Hotel opening this June in Rome.

In the last couple of years, Elena launched the amazing Wellness Spa Resort Palazzo Fiuggi and this experience added new visions and competencies to her rich background.

Previously Director of Sales & Marketing for Romeo Hotel in Naples and Director of Sales in Europe, CIS, Australia, and New Zealand for the Turkish group D-Hotels and Resorts which at that time owned the Capri Palace.

Elena also helped launched as Executive Director of Sales & Communications the San Domenico Hotels in Puglia and the spectacular luxury resort Borgo Egnazia.

Elena opened in 2000 the Hotel de Russie in Rome and the Hotel Florence as Area Director of Sales and Marketing. During her tenure with Rocco Forte Hotels, she was promoted as one of the few women General Managers of the Hotel de Russie and also helped launch Le Richemond in Geneva and Château de Bagnols in Lyon.

She is a co-founder of Magellan Hospitality, a company specializing in high-end hospitality consultancy.

Elena is happily married to Alfredo and has a 24-year daughter Eva.

Danilo Simoni
Psychologist, Coach and Founder at BLOOM Evolutionary Leadership Programs

Danilo Simoni is a psychologist, Executive Coach, and expert in Leadership, Mindfulness and Personal Development.

He built a model of intervention on Executive Coaching and Training that integrates the most recent contributions of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, the most relevant models of leadership and a thorough knowledge of the techniques of Mindfulness, meditation and the development of personal energy.

Author of the book “BLOOM: how to flourish with the evolutionary intelligences!” 2018 HariSeldon Editions and “Evolutionary Leadership” – 2021 BLOOM Editions.

His biggest passion is the discovery and exploration of life and the human spirit in all its manifestations.

Among its clients, there are organizations such as Unilever, Nestle, Cisco, Sony, Jaguar, Deutsche Bank, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Fendi, Bulgari, Gucci, Valentino, BNL-BNP Paribas, Alitalia, TIM, and many others for which he carried out projects in the area of Leadership, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being Director of prestigious Executive Education Programs and Global Content Experts on the subject of Mindfulness for international organizations.

He conducts seminars, workshops and conferences around the world on
the theme of Mindfulness, Flow State and Evolutionary Leadership.

Conference Venue: Sina Bernini Bristol
Address: Piazza Barberini, 23, Rome

Check-in: 6.15 pm
The conference starts at 6.3o pm sharp

The Conference is followed by a networking aperitif at Sina Bernini Bristol

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Conference + Aperitif Business Networking
PWA Members: Free

Guests fee:
30 Euro

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