A successful woman is a person who has managed to find her balance between the various aspects of life, between the professional side, the personal side, friendships, which are fundamental. All this while trying to stay inspired and dedicated to what she loves.



After studying law at La Sapienza University, the lawyer Maria Rita Arena was admitted to the Bar of Rome, specializing in litigation, corporate and civil law. Soon after, driven by the desire to render more service and reach a broader audience, she joined an insurance company and several years after she joined ANIA.

Attracted by a more multifaceted career, Maria Rita shifted from the legal office to focus on advocacy and institutional relations, working on the messages that ANIA develops to reach all its stakeholders, focused on protection and prevention .  Economics and statistics are the new subjects that she begins to master while executing her role. English has become her second language, French her third.

The need to develop and evolve was her driving force, much more than ambition could have been. Maria Rita’s role is marked by her proactive trait of character, by her curiosity and interest in continuous learning. Her speeches are always supported by undisputable data she puts together to document, for example, the impact of a new law or legislation over the economy and society

Maria Rita attended one of SDA Bocconi Master courses in Insurance Accounting. Adding financial specialistic knowledge to her legal background enriched her professional profile while her self-esteem flourished. Maria Rita is certain that prosperity and women go together and women helping women speeds up prosperity for evebody

On her path many women inspired her, providing guidance when in need. Mother of two, her children represent her biggest success and she is determined to inspire in both her children a real respect shown to everyone, and to her son in particular, the respect for women.

Never stop developing new skills, leave a mark through what you do, master new subjects, respect others and oneself, stay curious. Inspire through the power of personal example. These are some of Maria Rita Arena skills.