YOUNG BPW Europe Awards


Announcement of Nomination Process: 17th BPW CUP 2023

Apply now for the 17th BPW Cup Award in the Category Young 2023!

  • BPW Europe will sponsor 220 EUR for the winner to conduct the trip to the 17th BPW Cup Award
  • The candidates must be a young BPW Europe members since at least two years and possess a first-rate curriculum stating the age, profession and/or the activities as YOUNG BPW. 
  • The award is hosted by BPW La Spezia Club and personal attendance is required to receive the award
  • The application will close on 3 April 2023 (12:00 CET) and the winner announced within 48 hours by e-mail
  • The event takes place at SALA DANTE, La Spezia on 15 April 2023 at 16.00 pm CET 

Send us your CV and one A4 letter signed by the president of your affiliated club/federation. Your president can also choose to nominate you as well:


Announcement of Nomination Process: 16TH BPW CUP 2021

Apply now for the 16th BPW Cup Award in the Category Young 2021!

  • BPW Europe will sponsor 220 EUR for the winner to conduct the trip to the 16th BPW Cup Award
  • The award is hosted by BPW La Spezia Club and personal attendance is required to receive the award
  • The application will close on 22 September 2021 and the winner announced within 48 hours
  • The event takes place at TEATRO CIVICO, La Spezia on 25 September 2021 at 15.00 pm CET
  • Link to the entire event on Facebook: 

Send us your CV and one A4 letter signed by the president of your affiliated club/federation. Your president can also choose to nominate you as well:

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The winner of 2019 YOUNG BPW CUP is Chiara Frontini – BPW Italy Viterbo Club

Chiara is a young Project Manager at European Level. Really an explosion of ideas transformed into a lot of projects devoted to equity in favour of entrepreneurship and women politics improvements…

civic commitment, passion, strong belonging sense, aiming to promote new talents by pushing them to innovation. Promoter and organizer of investigation groups and workshops to deliver the proper competences to face the labour world.

Beside BPW YOUNG Award, two excellent women

Bruna Corradetti
a worldwide Italian excellence – Nano Medicine Houston Methodist Research Institute and Medicine School at Swansea University Wales (UK)

Valentina Pira
sensible and refined artist – singer, composer and teacher at primary school.



The winner of 2018 YOUNG BPW CUP is Ana Gil Mompel BPW Valencia (BPW Spain)

BPW Valencia did submit two more candidatures on really excellent YOUNG BPW that could have been awarded as well:
Maria Jose’ Delgado
Sales Manager at a prominent 4 stars Hotel in Valencia
Maria Ayuso Gonzales Montagut
Lawyer and publicist, since many years Referent Criminal Law at Leytons Corporate Area



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 10th 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.



The Winner 2016 YOUNG BPW CUP is Chiara Mantini - Club San Remo - North West District FIDAPA BPW Italy.

She is an expert in psychology – two doctorates – two university masters – psycoterapy specialization (in process). She is particularly devoted to teen-eager as stated in the paper parchment we handed over. Among other activities she is Publisher and Speakers to conferences.

Additionally two excellent BPW Europe YOUNG has received a special knowledgement: A paper parchment with a relevant dedication

Paola Roverio – San Remo Club FIDAPA BPW Italy She is the head of a very interesting start-up project “Profession Baby sitter”

Tiziana Paris – BPW Pula – Croatia – she belong to the Italian Minority in Croatia. Attorney at Law – two Law degrees at Udine University (Italy) Court interpreter for Italian language and coordinator YOUNG BPW Pula.


The Winner 2015 YOUNG BPW CUP is Anna Giulia Manno - architect - former YOUNG BPW ITALY Coordinator


The winner 2014 was Ketlin Tackman - BPWI YOUNG BPW Coordinator


Young BPW Finland, Ketlin Tackman received a special nomination for her work, family and BPW associative work balance and commitment.

This year, under the hosting of BPW France Congress, the 1st Young BPW Europe Symposium was the opportunity to meet Young BPW Representatives and Members from all over Europe (Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine), to speak up, be visible, exchange on success story and challenges to find together solutions and help each other. Experiences, concrete tips and visions were delivered by BPW International Representatives and Professional. BPW and Professional tips were given to develop your personal, professional and associative life balance, and support Young BPW in Europe within BPW and their professional career’s development. Brainstorm on a Young BPW Europe Roadmap started.

BPW La Spezia Cup addressed to Young BPW in Europe was handed at the Gala Dinner on 18 October by BPW President La Spezia, Jenny Fumanti, and BPW La Spezia Jury Member, Enrichetta Bellini, to Mandy Hindenburg, BPW Essem President, for her work in BPW and professionalism.

The award comprises the sculpture made by the internationally known artist Marisa Marino, representing her feeling on womanliness and a weekend for 2 at the Cinque Terre one of the most beautiful places in Italy, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1997.

I am thanking again BPW La Spezia for this great initiative, for which I am extremely happy to contribute and for the honour we had at the Young BPW Symposium to receive BPW La Spezia President and Jury Member.

The IX Edition of BPW La Spezia Cup took place on 30 November 2013 in Castello San Giorgio – La Spezia, Italy. See


The award 2012 was given to Miette Dechelle, BPW Belgium, for her outstanding commitment to BPW and to Ivana Savicevic, BPW Nis, Serbia (not on the photo) for her achievements in her career.

Young BPW Europe La Spezia Cup 2012 Award Ceremony took place this year at the Opening Ceremony of BPW European Congress and Young BPW International Congress in Sorrento, Italy.


The Young BPW Cup La Spezia Award Winner 2011 is Maria Letizia Piera Pumo.

Maria Letizia is an astrofisician of 32 years old, member of the association BPW/Fidapa Misterbianco in Sicily, Italy since 2005. She is one of the rare women in Europe and the only one in Italy working on applied theory in astrophysics on “modelling” the supernova.She published 33 scientific publications and 30 scientific works . She participated as project manager or co-manager to many projects of research at national and international level among which the PESSTO (Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects; see at the European Southern Observatory with the participation of 64 researchers from 32 woroldwide research institutes (UK, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Portugal, US, Israel, Chily and Australia), including the Nobel prize 2011 winner, M. Schmidt.She received National and International awards for her work in 2007: “Pietro Tacchini” prize of the Italian Astronomical Society; in 2008: “Padova Citta delle Stelle” international prize and in 2010: “Bonino-Pulejo Foundation” award.

On Saturday 26 november, BPW La Spezia handed over awards to remarkable Italian women for their work in civil society, and a special award dedicated to Young BPW in Europe to Maria Letizia Piera Pumo. Among a complete booked room of participants, the Young BPW Representatives from Italy – Anna Giulia Manno, Europe – Miette Dechelle, and International – Anastasia Victoria Safarian, were present at the event.

The award was a sculpture made by the internationally known artist Marisa Marino, representing her feeling on womanliness. Marisa marino is a member of La Spezia Club.


The Young BPW Cup La Spezia Award Winner 2010 is the Spanish photographer Rocio Ruiz from BPW club of Valence for her work in building a Spanish Young BPW network.


The Winner in 2009 is Maria Petruzzi, orthopaedic paediatrician of BPW club of Milan, Italy.

The price was a ceramic statue representing a woman of the Italian artist, Marisa Marino. At the ceremony took place at the Convent of the Olivetani with readings of poems and dancing.


The Winner in 2008 is Chiara Polita, president of the Section of San Dona of Piave, for her professional merit and scientific curriculum.

The event took place 14th Century Conference Hall of the Convent of the Olivetani. The event was presented by the president of the section Fidapa of La Spezia, Marisa Sergi and the award was given to Chiara Polita by Enrica Bellini, the Finance Officer of BPW Europe.


The Winner in 2007 is Dagmar Trebetznik, Young BPW Germany and, President of BPW Club Berlin for dedicated work to the club of Berlin as and for Young BPW.

The BPW La Spezia Cup event was very successful and allowed one more time to promote young women of exception at National, European and International level.

The Young BPW Cup is organised by BPW La Spezia, Italy to distinguish Young BPW from Europe for their leadership and professionalism. It is given at a public ceremony with the presence of authorities, artists and a large public to recognize the merit of the winners.

Since 2005 BPW club of La Spezia in Italy has been organising an award for Italian Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs. The award was reiterated in 2006.

Following the success of the events, it was agreed at the XII European Congress of Stockholm to open the award in 2007 to BPW Young Europe. The award dedicated to Young BPW Europe started in 2007.