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Leaders First opens its first branch in Italy

On the 6th of November Leaders First has opened its first branch in Italy with an event Inspiring Future Leaders, in a cosy conference area of a luxury boutique hotel - the Hotel Milano Scala - in Brera.

Inspiring Future Leaders (Milan) 6th November 2018

Members and their guests had a unique opportunity to meet inspirational speakers and learn from their professional experience, as well as gain an understanding of the Leaders First mission from the founder and co-founders. The event started from opening remarks by our co-founder Nicolò Mardegan, who welcomed all the guests and described the three areas of activities of Leaders First: Soft-Skills Development, Events & Communities, and Opportunities & Rewards.

Welcome Remarks by Nicolò Mardegan, Co-Founder of Leaders First

We were very proud to have two female speakers at the event: Valentina Franceschini, Partner at Wise SGR S.p.A. and Patrizia Giangualano, Independent Member of UBI Banca and Mondadori Board of Directors. Both female leaders showed their great commitment to empower the audience and provide insights into how to become a successful leader.

Patrizia Giangualano & Valentina Franceschini - Public Speakers (Inspiring Future Leaders - Milan)

Guests received from Patrizia detailed and relevant guidelines about the role of the emotional intelligence as a invaluable toolkit for leaders which are, nowadays, critical:

  • to be able to work in a team;

  • the importance of effective communication;

  • the importance to be flexible and to adapt to changes;

  • the ability to work under-pressure in order to become a high-performer;

  • to be focused on objectives and to be persistent.

Patrizia Giangualano - Independent Member of UBI Banca and Mondadori Board of Directors

Valentina on the other hand highlighted how crucial is to have an ability to make choices and to constantly identify and evaluate opportunities. She also remarked on the importance of keeping an humble profile at any professional position, such as the need for a continuous assessment of your own strengthens and weakness in order to easily understand the areas of improvements.

Valentina Franceschini - Partner, WISE SGR

The floor was then opened to all our guests for a thought-provoking Q&A session.

Inspiring Future Leaders (Milan) - Q&A Time

The interview with our inspiring leaders followed by a networking session and cocktails, during which guests chatted to speakers, co-founders of Leaders First and met other professionals and members.

The opening of the Italian branch is part of Leaders First's growth strategy in Italy and in Europe. After a successful event last Tuesday 6th of November 2018 in Milan Fabrizio Nicolosi, the founder of Leaders First said "Since today's launch, we predict a relevant and rapid development of our organisation in Italy and the bilateral ties between Italian and international members of Leaders First based in UK, USA, Hong Kong, Moscow and other parts of the world."

Fabrizio Nicolosi - Founder of Leaders First & Nicolò Mardegan (Co-Founder)

In order to achieve further career goals and growth Italian professionals and entrepreneurs must look into developing soft-skills and increase their internationalisation process, and Leaders First can help in this.  


We thank our Co-founders and Members from Italy for their continues support and look forward to our next event in Rome on the 26th of November 2018. For those who are interested to know more about it and to register please follow this link.



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