A series of events and initiatives designed to facilitate dialogues and networking between the banking world and the female universe
We believe that supporting women's entrepreneurial skills and building a path to enhance talent and leadership can accelerate the process of change to empower women and create opportunities for growth, for companies and for the country in general.
It is on the basis of this principle that UniCredit has launched UniCredit4Women in Italy, a series of events and initiatives designed to facilitate dialogues and networking between the banking world and the female universe, thus demonstrating the bank's commitment to enhancing talent and growth opportunities for women.
UniCredit4Women was presented during the Women ONboarding initiative, the first in a series of digital events that will accompany us throughout the year, held on 31 March. Francesco Giordano, Co-CEO Commercial banking Western Europe of UniCredit, took part in the event and said:
"The initiative that we are launching today in Italy is part of UniCredit's broader commitment to enhancing female talent: as a company we are working to increase the representation of women both in senior management and at executive level. Our goal is to have at least 20% of senior management roles held by women by 2022 and 30% by 2023".
The event, organised with the collaboration of AIDDA GammaDonna, Prometeia and WomenXImpact, was an opportunity to present:
the female mentoring programme that UniCredit has set up with the participation of 21 female professionals chosen from among the members of UniCredit's Italy and Territory Advisory Boards - advisory bodies made up of leading figures from the Italian entrepreneurial and academic world - who will act as mentors to 21 mentees selected from among the bank's SME customers entrepreneurs, with high growth potential. For further information (available in Italian only): https://www.unicredit.it/it/chi-siamo/noi-e-le-imprese/women-on-boarding.html
four different Financial Education courses dedicated to women, to create awareness on the importance of proper saving and investment management and to boost female empowerment.
For further information (available in Italian only): https://www.unicredit.it/it/chi-siamo/educazionefinanziaria.html
The sponsorship of WomenXImpact, the most eagerly awaited international event of the year entirely dedicated to female leadership and the future of work and innovation, is part of this context.
A two-day event, from 30 September to 1 October, organised in mixed form, i.e. both in Bologna, at FICO Eataly World, and online on the event website, to discover stories of female leadership, life stories and winning career strategies.
The event will be accompanied by a series of 11 UniCredit4Women Talks, organised with the support of Eleonora Rocca, creator of WomenXImpact, which will touch on the themes of training, business support, leadership and talent, but will also be an opportunity to talk about areas other than banking and finance.
Click here to discover the upcoming events (available in Italian only): https://www.unicredit.it/it/chi-siamo/sponsorship/women_x_impact.html