Champions’ Camp

By the Editorial staff In collaboration with the ASD GSS Reggio Emilia and Champions’ Camp, we have been organising multi-sports summer camps for deaf children and teenagers for seven years now, so they can have ...

PFIZER

By the Editorial staff PFIZER is one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies and has always been involved in the research, development, production and marketing of medical products. With over 78,000 employees, research centres in ...

ANDREA DEVICENZI

By the Editorial staff August 1990. Thanks to work, sports and my social life, I was the happiest person in the world, convinced that nothing could derail my life. Instead, it only took an instant ...

A STORY A LIFE

Irbin Vicco My name is Irbin (Augusto) Vicco, I’m 27 years old and from the province of Varese. I was born with a malformation in my right leg and, at the age of 3, it was ...

#COURAGE IS AN ADVENTURE

By the Editorial staff #ilcoraggioèunavventura!  This is the claim launched by Synergie Italia and the rest of the international Synergie group’s branches this year to enable all employees to draw on their “courage” to demonstrate ...

Cover Story – IACOPO MELIO

Valentina Dolciotti, Florence, May 2021  I would like to ask you, first of all, to tell us about your educational and professional background (what you studied, useful experiences, current position). I have a degree in ...

LEONARDO CARDO

By the Editorial staff Il mio mondo dal basso verso l’alto (My world from the bottom up) is the title of Leonardo Cardo’s blog (https://ilmiomondalbassoversolalto.com/), one of the many online spaces where Leonardo actively supports ...

RICE AND SILK – SKILLS

Alessia Mosca For over a year now, we have been losing our social skills and transferring human contact to computer and smartphone screens. Despite this, digital skills for (re)entering the world of work are still ...

ALESSANDRA DI COSMO

By the Editorial staff In December 2020 you launched an extraordinary training plan for all your employees. Why this choice? What does “skill transformation” mean for Vodafone? Over the past year, Vodafone Italia has accelerated ...

BRANDS AS SOCIAL ACTORS

By the Editorial staff  People want a better world. People want a world that represents their values. Those same people demand that companies and brands take a stand on many social, environmental, cultural and sometimes ...

True Ability and Women in Action

By the Editorial staff At Dell Technologies, contributing positively to human progress is one of our most important goals, and we are strongly committed to supporting innovative, sustainable initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion. The ...

THE ACCELERATION OF SKILLS

By the Editorial staff In a world that is increasingly complex and constantly undergoing a process of transformation, the real challenge for all companies is that of attracting talent and valuing its resources. The skills ...

MANDELA | Human Rights Column – Monica Cerutti

Silvia Camisasca As the current health and socio-economic crises become more acute, we run the risk that equal opportunities and enforceable rights will become crucial and even more divisive factors. As inequalities corresponding to differences ...

The Mandarins XI

Valentina Dolciotti Fran Lebowitz, in the docuseries that Martin Scorsese dedicated to her (which, incidentally, is funny) states at one point: The great thing about talent it’s that it’s the one thing — it’s the ...

MARA ZAVAGNO

By the Editorial staff Why speak about different abilities?  For me, it is very personal. I like the word skills because I think it is another matter of different backgrounds, varieties, opportunities, emotional richness.  What ...

JENNIFER BROWN

By the Editorial staff Hi Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to talk with us today and catch up with you. We’re looking forward to getting a little snapshot of your view of the ...

VALUING THE SOUTH OF ITALY

By the Editorial Staff The Ortygia Business School Foundation is a platform that aims to foster innovation and development in the southern and Mediterranean area of Europe by supporting businesses and valuing human capital. The ...

THE FUTURE OF D&I TRAINING

Agnes Uhereczky and Barbara De Micheli Diversity and Inclusion is experiencing a wave of popularity in almost all European Member States – a few years behind the United States, where interest is still quite high ...

CANINE COMPANIONS

Wallis Brozman There are 4.8 million people in the United States who have a disability, according to the 2010 census. These individuals – just as unique, important and capable as those without disability – come ...

The Mandarins X

Valentina Dolciotti Is it really necessary to dedicate an issue of this magazine to the LGBT+ community? Do we not risk ghettoising, underlining differences, further discriminating? On 3 March, members of the European Commission voted ...

BULLETIN FOR SAILORS – Doing vs. Being

Rose Cartolari We are currently living through a very unusual period as regards health, politics and society: all over the world groups of people who are more vulnerable than others – children, women, people with ...

UNLIMITED VIEWS – THE STRENGTH of ERGS

Claudio Guffanti The goal of many company inclusion projects is every individual’s free and complete expression. Achieving this is very challenging. However, in my opinion, there is a very effective tool that is used successfully ...

RICE AND SILK – Far East

Alessia Mosca Today the Far East is increasingly a bellwether for the recovery and future of the world and will be an important power in the twenty-first century. No longer relegated to being just a ...

Out of the bubble

Marco Mazza I felt privileged, and felt that I was wasting this good fortune. It was one of the reasons I came out to the company many years ago. I was a privileged employee of ...

Free to be there

By the Editorial staff When I reflect on the fears we faced when we decided to introduce the issue of sexual orientation at Findomestic, I can only be satisfied with the progress we have achieved ...

LGBTQ+ on board!

Stéphane Codeluppi The percentage of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the workplace is growing, but despite the remarkable progress that has been made to date, there’s still a long way to go. ...

Let’s go be together

Laura Nurra Our goal is to ensure that this is a place where all colleagues are engaged, have a voice and can thrive. Because here at AMEX, being yourself matters. This sentence sums up the ...

EAST MEETS WEST

By the Editorial staff There are many European organisations, which work with and for the LGBTIQ community. They range from large international institutions to very small local NGOs. But the Eastern part of the European ...

Cover Story – FABRICE HOUDART

Valentina Dolciotti, New York, 24 February 2021 Fabrice, bringing your knowledge, commitment and the path you have travelled to Italy is a great privilege and we hope to be able to help more people get ...

Is Diversity Diverse?

Chiara Bersano Diversity appears to be a beautifully simple concept: we are all people, and we should all have the same opportunities.  Diversity is quite a different proposition. There are visible and invisible traits that deserve ...

LADIES

“An overwhelming and real film” rtsun From the directors of “Petite Soeur”, in competition at the Berlinale 2020 and selected to represent Switzerland at the 2021 Oscars, an ironic and profound documentary on women over ...

Cover Story – CHIARA BISCONTI

This changes everything. Chiara Bisconti Valentina Dolciotti I met Chiara Bisconti in 2015 at a conference organized by the municipality of Bergamo titled “Smart Working Smart Companies” and I liked her immediately, that’s how I ...

DISABILITY IN THE TIME OF COVID

Elena Belloni One fact is clear to all: this emergency situation has increased social isolation, especially for those who are disabled or have a disabled relative, and it has inevitably highlighted rifts and distances in ...

State Street – READY FOR CHANGE

By the Editorial staff Even before the pandemic caused by Covid-19, work-life balance was a topic that was important to State Street and to management. Our policies, applied globally, allow employees to manage and coordinate ...

Cover Story – TELMO PIEVANI

Valentina Dolciotti, 10 February 2020 Telmo Pievani, born in 1970, is an Italian philosopher, professor and evolutionist. To find out this information, you can look up on Wikipedia. Since I have known him for some ...

Cover Story – ALESSIA MOSCA

Valentina Dolciotti, Milan, December 9, 2019 It is in the Italy-ASEAN office on Corso Buenos Aires that I met Alessia Mosca, born in 1975. With a degree in Philosophy and PhD in political science, she was ...

Cover Story – CLAUDIA PARZANI

Valentina Dolciotti Suddenly, a flurry of fresh air bangs the door open pouring its flow into the room and turning some of the papers upside down. For a brief moment I feel shivers running through ...

Cover Story – IGOR ŠURAN

Valentina Dolciotti, Milan, January 30, 2018 His elegance resemble the moves of a nineteenth century man, observing everything from below his thick dark eyebrows, and speaking like he is spelling each word with a British, ...