From cashier to CEO at Coop Italia, an organisation with 53,000 employees and a turnover of 14,8 billion euro.
Maura Latini rose up through the ranks in the supermarket business until she reached the very top thanks to qualities like a capacity for teamwork, optimism and “the fact that I prefer things that need doing to the things I’ve already done”.
Her advice to women is not to be afraid of making mistakes. Keep building on your know-how, don’t try to do everything on your own, work with people who can help develop ideas…
And above all, do not shy away from challenges. “Because if you face challenges with courage and good intentions, then you will overcome them. And if you fail in one, the next will be a success”.