The winner of 2017 YOUNG BPW CUP is LOREDANA OTRANTO FROM BPW Italy – Battipaglia Club - for her outstanding commitment as YOUNG BPW representative and her extraordinary work in supporting women victims of abuse.
She is clinic psychologist and founder of the Association “Nonseisola” (“youarenotalone”) to fight against women violence. From 2012 on she participated to a good number of Conferences as speaker, being also the author of the book:” Conosci il tuo nemico”
Since 2005 BPW Club La Spezia has been organizing an award for Italian Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs that is handed over during a dedicated public ceremony with the presence of Authorities, artist and a large public and members . The award was reiterated in 2006 and following the success of the event, at XII European Congress of Stockholm, it was agreed to open the award in 2007 to YOUNG BPW EUROPE as well. Last year La Spezia has celebrated the 10.th anniversary. The award comprises a parchment and a sculpture by the internationally known artist, living in La Spezia, Marisa Marino. Beside this BPW Europe always grant an economic contribution to travelling cost
Award in the Senior Session: to Valentina Ernesto – Teacher at G. Puccini Conservatory (sax alto and soprano). At the end of ceremony we could enjoy an impressive execution of some pieces composed by herself, accompanied by an accordion.
The special Jury Award: to Veronica La Regina – Senior Researcher at the Italian Space Agency – Rome. She holds Master degree in Institution and Space Policy and Graduation in Law.