Amedea Pennacchi
President, PWN Rome

An Organizational and HR Manager who dedicated her professional life to talent development. In almost forty years career she has developed a deep experience in the HR field, working in strategic Italian companies in Italy and abroad.  She started her career ina  consulting firm where she had the opportunity to drive several companies' organizational restructuring. As Organization and Development Director at Alitalia, she had the chance to be at the forefront of a ambitious merger with KLM. While the merger was ultimately abandoned in favor of a strategic alliance, she treasured the experience of closely cooperating with Dutch colleagues to build and drive a new organization culture for the two companies. At the beginning of 2000, she joined Trenitalia as the HR Director first and later as Recruitment and People Development Director all over FS group. In the following 20 years, she had the extraordinary opportunity of driving a new, modern organizational culture that put talent development front and center. She put diversity at the top of the company’s agenda, introducing Diversity Management in the FS group in 2006. She promoted a new talent management framework based on meritocracy, gender balance and open feedback culture, infusing a people-first approach from recruiting to development, from evaluation to career monitoring and coaching. Pursuing her passion for talent development, she became a certificated SHL assessor and a certificated ICF coach. In this role she evaluated, coached, and supported over 4.000 people. Since 2015 she has been a passionate PWN volunteer: in this role she had the opportunity to be a mentor as well as officially taking the role of team coach within the “career & development” project, where she could support tens of amazing professional women in developing their career and work-life balance. With her professional career now behind, she can dedicate her life to her passion: support and coach young, brilliant people in developing their own talent and career.