She stands as one of 50 Best’s Champions of Change. Her latest project is a Milan-based ice-cream parlour staffed by women victims of domestic violence
The Italian economy is on the mend with the latest forecasts apparently very positive: GDP growth in the second quarter of 2021 is +2.7%. This rebound, however, is missing something: women participating in the labour market, a potential of between 50 billion to 150 billion euros in terms of GDP.
Research from the Dynamo Academy and the experience of Vincenzo Falabella, national president of the Italian disability outreach federation FISH (Federazione Italiana per il Superamento dell’Handicap) indict the pandemic for a yearlong profectus interruptus undermining the headway made in Italy to include people with disabilities and pathologies in the labour market. Where should we recommence?
Europe is also witnesses an emergence of a civic ‘organiser’, a role whose sole raison d’être is to empower communities. There is a growing demand for this profession, especially among organisations with extensive local impact.
Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Oxford University, talks about the importance of gender equality, and what women can do in order to achieve it.
Her job consists of safeguarding medical devices in cardiac operating rooms. She is also the founder of WeWomEngineers, a community dedicated to women working in her field.
A conversation with the EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights on the eve of the European summit in Porto to discuss the Social Pillar Action Plan
Italian Institute of Technology scientist Maria Fossati, who has had no left forearm since birth, not only invented the prosthesis but is also the first to use it: “Now used by over 30 people worldwide”
For the first time in a dozen years, the European Space Agency has launched a call for applications to recruit the next class of astronauts. For the first time ever, at least one disabled astronaut will be selected this year
Especially during the last year, with the pandemic and lockdown, people have felt the need to have every possible kind of help at home. This also applies to keeping in touch with the outside world and continuing to work
The Biden administration’s new labour secretary, a former mayor of Boston, has an extensive record as a trade union member. He now faces the challenge of post-pandemic job recovery
“We need to invest in public day-care centres, kindergartens, all-day schools. Women should not have to shoulder the whole burden of care”, says Linda Laura Sabbadini, president of the Engagement Group Women 20, “March 8th is an opportunity to reaffirm the strength of women, since they keep the country on its feet”
Our country should stop selling cars with diesel or petrol engines by 2035 and switch to electric cars. New skills, new professional profiles and more research will be needed
“Psychology and the Good Life”, taught by Laurie Santos at Yale, has become the most popular course in the history of the prestigious American university. Yet there is no shortage of examples in Italy as well
Software developers, engineers and computer scientists will be leading the first phase of creating a virtual reality for avatars. But eventually a detailed world will have to be created, and this will only be possible with architects, designers, mathematicians and many other professional profiles.