illimitHER South Marathon - Ortigia - 17 September 2021 - 5:30 P.M.

illimitHER South Marathon – Stories beginning from the South

illimitHER South Marathon

illimitHER arrives in the South! The island of Ortigia is tinged with purple and blue to host an astrophysicist, a cultural project manager and an entrepreneur. The goal? To inspire new generations to dream big by following their passions.

Chiara Spiniello, Giusy Sica and Roberta Pellegrino are the speakers of the illimitHER South Marathon. Through their testimonies they will talk about the importance of human capital and how the connection with the South has pushed them to look beyond, putting themselves in the game to unlock their potential and that of their homeland that has always accompanied them in various achievements around the world.

Before the event, a Design Thinking workshop will be held live in Ortigia to help young women discover their potential and enhance it in the world of work.

The illimitHER South Marathon is organized in partnership with BIP and Ortygia Business School.

17 September 2021 — 5:30 P.M.

The Speakers

Chiara Spiniello
Extra-galactic astrophysicist with a passion for the three-point shooting
Chiara Spiniello, native of Naples, has two great passions: space and basketball. Astrophysicist at the University of Oxford and researcher at the Observatory of Naples, she carries out research on massive galaxies, the oldest in the universe. She won the Marie Curie Astrofit2 Fellowship at INAF and a Hintze Fellowship at the Centre for Astrophysical Surveys at Oxford University. She has 50 publications and more than 1500 citations. Basketball, both as a player and as a coach, has been a constant in her life to make new friends in all the cities where she has been for the research work.
Giusy Sica
Animated cultural project manager by the regeneration of ideas
Giusy Sica is the founder of ReGeneration Youth, a think tank in Salerno formed by young women with a passion for Europe, social and cultural regeneration, digital transformation and female empowerment. Her superpower is curiosity, she defines herself as a hybrid figure straddling different realities, able to go beyond and take advantage of all the opportunities that life puts in front of her.
Roberta Pellegrino
Wandering entrepreneur and philosophy lover
Roberta Pellegrino is Co-Founder of Ludwig, the search engine that helps resolve doubts in English. Passionate about philosophy and a doctorate in economics, she travelled the world in search of experiences. After living in and visiting many countries she returned home, to Palermo, where with her lifelong friends created Ludwig, a startup that began in Sicily with few resources and that today, with millions of active users every month, competes with the giants of Silicon Valley.

Quotes

When I was five, I told my aunt that when I grew up, I wanted to count all the stars in the sky. At twelve I wanted to be a professional basketball player, at sixteen a musician. One quality has stayed with me through the years: curiosity about the new and unexplored.

Chiara Spiniello

Astrophysicist

Have the courage to speak up and accept your weaknesses, and most of all have the courage to turn the tide, to change paths that have already been blazed by others for you.

Giusy Sica

Cultural project manager

When starting a business the lack of initial resources should not be seen as a limit, but as an aspect to be filled with motivation and creativity thereby finding the way to compete, digital will do the rest creating an agile and scalable business.

Roberta Pellegrino

Entrepreneur

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