AGI – From the oldest pasta factory in the world to the leading company in the particle decontamination sector, from advanced solutions for precision irrigation to the biotech startup that has patented the technology to recreate “a living organ in the laboratory”, passing through the first company socially responsible in fruit and vegetables up to metal-free and biodegradable tannery: this is what the 6 finalists of the 13th edition of the GammaDonna Prize do, which since 2004 has enhanced women’s entrepreneurial initiative. Different sectors, with a single common denominator: innovation, in business and company management.
They will be Milena Baroni – Mycroclean Italy (Gorgonzola-MI), Amelia Cuomo – Pasta Cuomo (Gragnano-NA), Giulia Giuffrè – Irritec (Capo d’Orlando-ME), Marianna Palella – Citrus (Cesena), Sara Santori – Conceria Nuvolari ( Monte Urano-FM) and Silvia Scaglione – React4life (Genoa) to compete for the GammaDonna Award from the TV studios of QVC Italia on Sunday 21 November, at 21.00.
This is the first Italian TV format that highlights and rewards innovative female entrepreneurship, with the aim of contributing to reducing the gender gap in the socio-economic field through virtuous business examples.
To enrich the 2021 edition, the proclamation of the winners of the Giuliana Bertin Communication Award, recognition of Valentina Communication for the entrepreneur who has distinguished herself in the field of on and offline communication, and of the Women Startup Award powered by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center for most innovative startupper in the Smart city, Smart mobility, Life Science, Healthcare & Medical Devices, Bioeconomy, Media, Entertainment & Gamification, Fashion, Agri-food tech, Cleantech, Energy sectors.
And the Special Mention for Sustainable Development that the European Commission, GammaDonna’s institutional partner, will confer on the marine biologist Mariasole Bianco, founder and President of Worldrise, a non-profit organization that has been active since 2013 for the protection of the marine environment through creative awareness and conservation projects. “With this recognition, assigned as part of the GammaDonna Award, we intended to reward the great commitment of Mariasole Bianco, as an entrepreneur and science popularizer at the forefront of sustainability and its economic and social impact linked to marine ecosystems – commented Massimo Gaudina, Head of the European Commission Representation in Milan – Her work fits perfectly into the framework of the environmental sustainability and development actions that the European Commission is carrying out thanks to the European Green Deal and the Next Generation EU extraordinary plan ”. In fact, Mariasole Bianco is now a point of reference on a national and international scale for policies related to the protection of the oceans and sustainable development.