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Women Mean Business

Women Mean Business and Economic Growth—Promoting Gender Balance on Company Boards is a joint project of the Italian Department for Equal Opportunities and The Dondena Centre, led by Professor Paola Profeta. The grant of nearly €200.000, awarded by the European Commission, will study the gender balance on the boards of directors of Italian companies.

The project will increase the knowledge and understanding of the gender dimension in business leadership and economic growth in Italy. As well, it will promote the exchange of experiences, awareness of the importance of the selection process, and the beneficial effects of female leadership for economic growth and business.

The official project website is now live, at

The final conference for the project will be held October 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., sala Polifunzionale della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Via Santa Maria 37.



Original Award Announcement


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