Women in communication: interview with Raffaella Gallozzi of IPG Mediabrands
Coming of age is certainly an important milestone, both for a person and for a brand and, in this very particular case, for ours.
As the female turns 18, we have decided to start a Women Empowerment project that focuses on women who work in the field of communication.
Raffaella Gallozzi, Media Owner Relationship Director of IPG Mediabrands, answered 5 significant questions for us, telling us about the importance of taking time for yourself, in the midst of the hectic work routine.
1. What is "being a woman" like in the world of work?
I certainly can't say it's simple. We are almost in 2019 but there is still disparity between men and women both in terms of economic compensation and the responsibilities entrusted to us. There are improvements compared to the past, but much more could be done ... We women want to assert ourselves professionally, we seek recognition of our skills, but I realize that the very fact of being women, at times, slows down this. process. I have the feeling that a woman has to work twice as hard to prove her worth and get the same results as a man. In this sense, the road to equality between roles is still a long way off.
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2. What was "women empowerment" at 18 for you?
At 18, my "women empowerment" was the will to build my future by myself with my own strength, perhaps also imposing my ideas with my mother, my friends ... But when you are so young maybe you get caught more from the ideals that from the actual reality that you live.
3. Three words you associate today with "women empowerment"
Achievement, social affirmation and ambition.
4. What would you recommend to the 18-year-old you?
"Never give up! The road is long and rough, but you don't have to give up! "
5. How much need is there to talk about it today (about women empowerment) and what should be done?
Much needed. I believe that sharing one's experiences with other women and also with other men can be used to "create culture" on female empowering. Our society leads us to be more and more multitasking, impeccable, invincible and in the end we are so immersed in the daily routine that we no longer recognize ourselves. We don't have the time to focus attention on ourselves and what we want to be day after day; here, that time that we often lack is fundamental for each woman to reach her own dimension and talking about it can help in this too.