Generation Female is a non-profit association set up to empower and support women leaders in their personal and professional capacities through flagship events and conferences such as the Generation Female Global Summit, as well as educational content and the establishment of a global membership network.
2020 was a turning point for all too many of us. For founder Anna Shpak, 2020’s “new normal” made it increasingly hard to ignore the disproportionate challenges faced by women in the workplace and in their homes, and was a clear reminder that more needed to be done.
Established in July 2020 in Milan, Italy, Generation Female set up to empower and support women leaders in their personal and professional capacities, through flagship events and conferences such as the Generation Female Global Summit, as well as educational content and the establishment of a global community.
Through our projects and platforms, Generation Female strives to create awareness of the gender burden shouldered by women, promote gender inclusiveness and equity, as well as combat gender-based discrimination in civil society and across different professions.
Our values underpin and guide the work and actions of our association:
Service and Community
Service to our community lies at the core of our efforts. We are driven by our mission to serve and support current and future women leaders, and we ensure that our resources and assets are used to achieve a positive social impact and benefit our community.
We recognize that the trust placed in us as a non-profit association is something we cannot take for granted or compromise. In all that we do, we act with integrity, transparency, accountability and strong governance.
Inclusiveness and Diversity
As an association driven by a mission to improve gender equity, inclusiveness and diversity are values of fundamental importance to us within the association and in all our activities, and we strive to “walk the talk” to the best of our abilities.
Mayor's Delegate for Equal Gender Opportunities, Commune di Milano
Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival
Fashion, Events and special Projects Director Vanity Fair Italia
Vice President Structuring & Solutions, Gold Grain Capital
Head of Editorial Content, Vogue Italia
Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics
Managing Director, UPS Italy
Gender Equality & Social Sustainability, United Nations Global Compact
Founder, Savvy Sapiens
Vice President of Global Marketing and Market Access, LimaCorporate
Chief Operating Officer , Officina Stellare
Artist – Multi Media
Head of the Office of the National Investment Council
Managing Director, AIK Energy GmbH
Vice President of Innovation ITN&Data job lines, Orange SA
Executive Director, European Business Association
Generation Female - Contributors
Tiziana is an Italian qualified lawyer with extensive experience in commercial and corporate law focused on private equity. Tiziana joined Quest Partners, as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs of Milan desk, in October 2018. Tiziana was admitted to the Bar Association of Milan in 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milan.
Jennifer Muthoki Mutua is a proactive, vibrant and efficient Project and Strategic Management MBA Student, who has served at World Student Christian Federation- Africa for over 5 years in Project and Strategic Management capacities. Her mission is to contribute to humanity through her writing.
During her Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance,Alina started working in an Italian investment bank. Two years later she flew to London to achieve a qualification in Technical Analysis. After her time as a Teaching Assistant of a “Master” in Technical Analysis for Financial Markets and working for another Italian bank, she moved to London where she works in a Financial Investments Boutique as an Associate - Structured Products.
Angèle has been involved in the field of international criminal law for over 4 years. She graduated from an LLM at Leiden University in 2018 and began her journey as a legal professional at the International Criminal Court. After spending last year working as a self-employed legal consultant, she is at a crossing path of her career and is looking for her next calling.
As a Global Brand Manager with strong interpersonal communication skills, Caterina enjoys bridging the gap between surgeons and engineers to develop innovative endoprosthesis, supports ad-hoc training and defines targeting guidelines to market products internationally by never losing focus on patients’ needs. She loves travelling, meeting new people and being exposed to different cultures, but being able to help and empower others is what really keeps her going.
Volunteer, Generation Female Majored in International Relations After graduating, Karina took a part in a short time project and worked as a volunteer in one of NGO’s. Working in NGO made her realised where she would like to develop professionally, to gain professional experience and use it for a good cause. The mission of Generation Female perfectly aligns with Karina's vision for the future.