Brand Manager at airports, shopping centres & cities and new projects, Autogrill Italy
"I like to think that it's not always about doing big things or making grand gestures: it’s already a huge step forward if we go back to smaller day-to-day habits."
Tell us about your story at Autogrill and the main stages of your personal and professional journey in the company.
My story begins with your classic internship. Two days after my graduation, I was immediately catapulted into the world of Autogrill and began facing the dynamics of a large company. Five years have gone by since then and it's been a very transformative time of personal and professional growth.
I now play a more strategic role and I’m able to manage other people’s work. Today, just like back then, I'm most driven by my own curiosity on the topics within my field, as well as the desire to relate to different people and professions, and the urge to overcome new challenges.
For me, working at Autogrill means…
Never getting bored. It means always being ready to react to market stimuli and the constant changes in society, trying to anticipate the needs of travellers and to meet the requirements of millions of people with different ages, nationalities, and habits.
What advice would you give to another woman wanting to start a career in Autogrill?
I would say don't be frightened by the complexity of a multinational company like Autogrill: with the right attitude and bold ideas, you’ll go far.
What does 8th March mean to you?
I like to think that it's not always about doing big things or making grand gestures: it’s already a huge step forward if we go back to smaller day-to-day habits, from the upbringing we get at home, at school and at work.
We need to move forward together with awareness of the achievements that have been made in recent years for gender equality. We can't give up now. Companies need to be the spokespeople for continuous and concrete progress towards further reducing the gender gap.