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Women’s Forum G20 Italy CEO Champions
Bank of Italy, 18th October 2021

In the framework of the Women’s Forum G20 Italy (Milan, 17th-19th of October 2021) under the theme A She-Covery for All, the Women’s Forum, alongside its Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company, organized on Monday 18th of October at the Bank of Italy the CEO Champions workshop, gathering more than 40s CEOs and institutional representatives, in order to discuss the best practices and policies in favor of gender equality to be implemented and scaled up, particularly in light of the post Covid-19 Recovery plans.

Hosted by Alessandra Perrazzelli, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and at the presence of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth; Elena Bonetti, Minister for the Family and Equal Opportunities of Italy; Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health of Argentina and Marie-Pierre Rixain, President of the Delegation Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities between Men and Women of the Assemblée Nationale, has showed a strong engagement of the private and public sectors in achieving parity. This workshop was introduced and moderated by María del Mar Martínez, Senior Partner, Leader Risk & Resilience Practice, McKinsey & Company.

In this context, the Women’s Forum and McKinsey & Company presented the commitment “Towards the Zero Gender Gap”, built around 5 key strategic actions (each of them accompanied by some suggested ideas for implementation):

  • Continue to mitigate the impacts of unconscious bias from our hiring and promotion processes
  • Establish aspirational female recruiting and promotion targets
  • Support female talent retention and advancement
  • Ensure that equal pay for equal work is in place and effective
  • Regularly measure, monitor, and evaluate progress in all of the above actions

List of signatories, as per October 18th:

  • Antimo Perretta, CEO Europe and Latin America, AXA
  • Elena Goitini, CEO, BNL Group BNP Paribas
  • Dario Scannapieco, CEO, CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Matthew Layton, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Olivier Micheli, CEO, DATA4 Group
  • Davide Bollati, President, Davines
  • Michele Crisostomo, President, Enel Group
  • Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ENGIE
  • Luca Colombo, CEO, Facebook Italy
  • Marco Sesana, CEO, Generali Italy
  • Antonella Centra, EVP General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Gucci
  • Bernadette Bevacqua, CEO and President, Henkel Italy
  • Andrea Illy, President, IllyCaffè
  • Paola Angeletti, COO, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Silvia De Dominicis, CEO Italy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Emma Marcegaglia, CEO and President, Marcegaglia Group
  • Massimo Giordano, Managing Partner Mediterranean Office, McKinsey & Company
  • Silvia Candiani, CEO, Microsoft Italy
  • Carlo d’Asaro Biondo, CEO, Noovle
  • Lubna Olayan, Chair of the Executive Committee and Deputy Chair, Olayan Financing Company
  • Roberto Leonelli, CEO, Publicis Groupe Italy
  • Denis Terrien, Executive Vice-President and CEO of Southern Europe, Salesforce
  • Marco Alverà, CEO, Snam S.p.A.
  • Blanca Trevino, CEO, Softtek
  • Giovanna Gallì, Head of Financial Services Practice EMEA, Spencer Stuart
  • Andrea Orcel, CEO, UniCredit
  • Yessie Yosetya, CTO, XL Axiata Tbk