Treasurer & Membership Director
Mirela Cojocaru is a Senior Professional with over 15 years of business development experience, matured working with both public and private sectors in Defence and Law Enforcement. After her studies university studies in Romania, she won a scholarship for a Master’s in International Business Engineering and moved to Rome. Her personal and professional choices allowed her to travel extensively, enjoying new cultures and adventuring off the beaten paths of the places she visits.
She joined the Professional Women’s Association of Rome in 2017, after attending one of PWA’s conferences that provided valuable insights into her profession. New challenges and “impossible” situations are what help Mirela Cojocaru thrive. A problem-solver by nature, she has a straightforward attitude, quite unusual for business development and sales professionals.
Always eager to find in the other women her role models, she found in PWA Rome the suitable environment; the moment the opportunity arose, she became an active part of the association, by taking the role of Newsletter Editor in 2019, followed by the Membership Director role in 2020.
During these few years, PWA became her place to go for advice, inspiration and to learn from the successes and mistakes that other women were willing to share. She learned that networking can actually be done naturally and can be fun and that every event she attended represented an enrichment.
Born in Romania, Mirela ended up in Rome after she fell in love with the city back in 2006, during a one-day trip with her best friend. Her adventure here began after winning a scholarship for a corporate Masters in International Business Engineering. Today she has over 16 years of business development and sales experience, matured working with both public and private sectors in the Aerospace, Defence, and Law Enforcement sectors. Her personal and professional choices allowed her to travel extensively, enjoying new cultures and adventuring off the beaten paths of the places she visits.
As a Treasurer & Membership Director, she is ready to face the challenge of going back to a normality post-COVID-19, while valuing all the important lessons withdrawn during the last year and focusing on a new balance between the digital and face to face way to reach out to PWA’s members and friends.