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Claudia Parzani

In her capacity as Regional Managing Partner at Linklaters, Claudia is the Global Champion for Gender within the Executive Committee. Through this she has sponsored many internal initiatives, championing specific programmes aimed at attracting and retaining female talent, participating in numerous internal events and organizing initiatives to galvanize the mission for equality. Named by the directory IFLR1000 as one of the Women Leaders, Claudia is the ambassador in Italy of Inspiring Girls, an international programme launched in Italy by the association Valore D (chaired by Claudia from 2013 to 2016) and the founder of Breakfast@Linklaters, a networking forum for the senior female business community consisting of regular breakfasts recently transformed into weekly virtual meetings further to COVID-19 outbreak. She is often invited to speak at conferences, clients’ roundtables and TV programmes on financial matters and diversity issues and to deliver inspirational TedEx speeches for female and young audience.

Claudia Parzani

As a member of the global executive committee of Linklaters, Claudia is the global champion for gender, the sponsor of the Female Leadership Programme and promotes internal initiatives supporting the enhancement of women’s talent. Currently she is structuring an innovative mentoring programme connecting Linklaters senior people with female top clients and has championed a number of successful initiatives within Linklaters’ network such as Breakfast@linklaters, breakfast forums for the female business community. Externally, Claudia is the ambassador of Inspiring Girls, an international programme launched in Italy by the association Valore D (the first association of large Italian companies supporting women’s leadership) and was President from 2013 to 2016. She has also contributed to the development of In The Boardroom and of The CEO School for women on executive boards. She is often invited to speak in conferences, roundtables, seminars and courses on financial matters and diversity issues, and has been interviewed by national and international media on such topics. Claudia was included in the Forbes classification of most powerful women in Italy and in the last three years she was ranked as “Star Individual” by Chambers. Claudia is also Chair of Allianz Italia and Deputy Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange.