A focused Committee set up to support with concrete actions aspiring women entrepreneurs in their efforts to start, grow and manage successful businesses.
The Women in Business Committee was established at the Torino Chamber of Commerce in 1999 when the Union of Italian Chambers of Commerce signed an agreement with the Ministry of Productive Activities. The Committee is composed by 21 members in behalf of local business, professional and labour associations, banks and Chamber of Commerce.
The members for the three-year period 2020-2023 are:
Commerce and services
Maria Myriam Catalano
Bank and credit
Maria Teresa Cianciotta
Maria Pia Valperga Milanesio
The Committee’s mission is to support with concrete actions aspiring women entrepreneurs in their efforts to start, grow and manage successful businesses. In today’s global context, we need to encourage women to increase the spectrum of possible careers and to tackle sectors they are not involved, including sciences and new technologies.
The Committee has proactively introduced programs aimed at supporting women with the follow activities:
The 2020 programme, entitled "buiness and creativity", consisted of a series of activities designed to illustrate how creativity can be a driver for business and business development.
Due to the Covid-19, planned activities have changed and the WBC, in accordance with the theme of the year, organized many webinars and activities remotely:
Most of the books editing by the WBC are only in Italian, starting from this year every publication will be translated also in English. We are working to translate the most important texts.
Women in Business Committee
New Business Department
Via San Francesco da Paola, 24
10123 - Torino
Head of office: Ms. Laura Marello (+39 011 571 6350)
Ref.: Ms. Francesca Alquati (+39 011 571 6354)
Ref.: Ms. Laura Belforte (+39 011 571 6353)