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4 Weeks 4 inclusion is back: over 200 companies come together to promote the culture of inclusion

The four-week intercompany marathon kicks off on 22 October, with over 700,000 people expected to take part

10/15/2021 - 06:30 PM

The second edition of 4 Weeks 4 Inclusion will take place from 22 October to 22 November, the biggest intercompany event dedicated to inclusion, which this year – for the first time in Italy – will see over 200 companies getting involved to promote the issues of diversity and inclusion, with a rich programme of digital events dedicated to the 700,000 employees of the partner companies.                                                                                                                            

This year, eight particularly relevant events will be streamed on link, open to everyone with the objective of promoting an interdisciplinary debate with representatives from institutions, the business community and trade unions.

All the information and updates about the event can be found registering on the website.


For the opening day on 22 October (at 12.00 pm), the main event will be ‘Storie di inclusione’ [Stories of Inclusion], which will address the issue of social and economic development, starting with company policies on inclusion. The event will also be attended by esteemed representatives from institutions and the world of business, among which Robert Fico, President of the Chamber of Deputies, Elena Bonetti, Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Family, Salvatore Rossi, TIM’s Chairman, Laura Nurra, Director of Human Resources at American Express Italia, Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovability at Enel and Paola Angeletti, Chief Operating Officer at Intesa Sanpaolo.


The event will be preceded by the talk show ‘Aziende in Rete’ [Companies Who Network] where HR managers from Avio Aero, Barilla, Snam and TIM will describe how the entire initiative is carried out and which objectives guided this great intercompany collaboration. The day’s proceedings will conclude in the afternoon (at 5 pm) with ‘Uguali perché diversi’ [Same because Different] with participation from Maurizio Landini, General Secretary of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), Luigi Sbarra, General Secretary of the Italian Confederation of Workers’ Trade Unions (CISL), and Pierpaolo Bombardieri, General Secretary of the Italian Labour Union (UIL) who will take stock of inclusion in the world of employment and the role of social partner organisations.


The marathon will also see involvement from Paola Angeletti - Intesa Sanpaolo; Paola Bonomo - TIM; Paola Boromei – Snam; Alberto Calcagno - FASTWEB; Silvia Candiani - Microsoft;



Ernesto Ciorra - ENEL; Paola Corna Pellegrini - Allianz Partners; Veronica Diquattro – DAZN Italia e Spagna; Luigi Gubitosi - TIM; Monica Iacono - ENGIE; Emanuele Iannetti - Ericsson; Maximo Ibarra - ENGINEERING; Lavinia Lenti – SACE; Mauro Macchi - Accenture; Paola Mascaro - Valore D; Anna Masutti – RFI (Gruppo FS Italiane); Carlo Nardello - TIM; Laura Nurra, Director of Human Resources at American Express Italia; Ruggero Rabaglia – Barilla; Salvatore Rossi - TIM; Walter Ruffinoni - NTT Data; Luciano Sale - TIM; Alice Soru - Tiscali; Roberto Tomasi - Autostrade per l’Italia.


There will also be the highly anticipated and exceptional testimonials on issues of diversity from Olympic and Paralympic champions, representatives from the world of entertainment and culture and influencers.



4 Weeks 4 Inclusion

The 4 Weeks 4 Inclusion (#4W4I) initiative was created by companies to raise awareness about the issues of inclusion and the development of diversity, thanks to a tightly-packed programme of shared events, webinars, digital labs and creative groups. Each year, guests and speakers switch places for four consecutive weeks, giving a concerted account of stories of inclusion and sharing best practices, models and tools for developing all kinds of diversity from disability, intergenerational debate and contributions from women to sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity and religion. Over 200 companies are taking part in the 2021 edition of 4 Weeks 4 Inclusion.

More information can be found at


Rome, 15 October 2021


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