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"Women. Empowerment. Leadership." an online panel discussion led by the Italian Professional Women group in Chicago



Women. Empowerment. Leadership.

Join the online panel discussion.

Monday, March 8, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m. CST

Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Inspire Current and Future Women Leaders of Italian Descent

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2020 fundamentally changed workplace dynamics, particularly for professional women. Companies face both a challenge and an opportunity for women at all management levels. Learn how success can be pursued with passion and resilience.


Renee Aloisio
Principal and Office of the CFO Practice Leader
Citrin Cooperman

Lucia Dettori
Associate Dean,College of Computing and Digital Media
DePaul University

Moderator: Giulia Merola
Director of Marketing
American Medical Association

About the Italian Professional Women group in Chicago.
Created in 2019 to enhance cultural, professional and linguistic exchanges among professional women of Italian heritage in Chicago and beyond, this group represents a networking, social and growing opportunity for all women in our area.  If you are interested in supporting their initiatives or have questions, email: 

To stay up to date with their events, join their Facebook Group: Italian Professional Women

Renee Aloisio, Chair Southern New England Board, American Heart Association.
She has held leadership roles with the American Heart Association since 2017. Formerly, she was a Principal with Citrin Cooperman’s Rhode Island office and served as a founder and practice leader of the Office of the CFO, which offered integrated CFO advisory and outsourced services ranging from mid-market to public companies. Previously, Renee served as COO and partner of LGC+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016. She was a founding member
of LGC+D’s “Women Count” and led the firm’s “Women in Business” niche, where she brought her problem-solving and business consulting skills to women in the business community. Renee frequently speaks on the topic of “the power of the purse”, and the importance of “fiscal fitness” to women leaders and entrepreneurs. Renee is a recipient of the 2015 C-Suite Award for COO of a Private Company and the 2011 Women to Watch in Professional Services, both awarded by the Providence Business News. She earned a B.S in Accounting from Rhode Island College. 

Lucia Dettori, Associate Dean, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University.
She is a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University. Lucia also held positions at Southern Methodist University and Brown University and the Chicago Public Schools District. She earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris XI, France. A passionate advocate for broadening participation in computer science, Lucia is a national leader of the CS for All movement. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science an organization that supports implementation of computer science in all Chicago Public Schools high schools. Lucia has done extensive research in scientific computing, medical image processing, and computer science. She has an extensive publication records and has received multi million dollars grants from federal agencies and private foundations including National Science Foundation, NATO, NASA, IBM, and Google. 

Giulia Merola, Director of Marketing, American Medical Association.
She is a marketing expert with international experience, Giulia is the director of marketing for the AMA where she leads all B2B and B2C marcomm campaigns to promote the AMA Ed Hub—AMA’s lifelong learning portal. Giulia has decades of knowledge developing and implementing highly effective integrated, digital and content marketing campaigns for publicly traded companies like Gillette, Unilever, Bayer, GlaxoSK, Playboy Enterprises, to name a few, as well as ad agencies, global corporations and membership associations. Merola is a member of the AMA Professional Women Group, the American Marketing Association and the Content Marketing Institute. Giulia is an Adjunct Professor offering her global marketing expertise to multiple Italian institutions. Giulia is a trained speaker, including engagements with University of Illinois-Urbana, Argyle CMO Summit, DX Summit. Born and raised in Italy, she obtained her master’s in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University. 

This event is in presented in collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Chicago-based group Italian Professional Women.

Register to the Webinar at this link.





Date: Monday, March 08, 2021

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

In collaboration with : Italian Professional Women group in Chicago

Entrance : Free


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