Italian ERG Winspire joins WPP's global Stella network

8 Mar 2023

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On International Women’s Day, WPP’s Campus in Milan held the rebranding event of Winspire, WPP’s local cross-agency group dedicated to DEI issues in Italy, which will now become part of WPP’s international employee resource group, Stella.

Since launching in 2017, Winspire has held over 15 DEI events in Italy, has facilitated over 30 courses in partnership with Meta, Google, Amazon, SheTech and Valore D. The community now counts over 2,200 members at WPP and from March will join WPP’s global network Stella to continue to grow and leverage international resources and opportunities to enhance DEI initiatives in the market.

At the rebranding event, WPP welcomed speakers from members of the DEI Board of WPP in Italy, who talked about the actions that companies and society can implement to foster inclusion in the working world.

Simona Maggini, Country Manager of WPP in Italy, said: “At WPP, we strongly believe in the values of inclusion and diversity. Its why we tackle these issues every day in every possible way, both from the point of view of cultural influence and through concrete initiatives on our Campus”.

The event ended with a speech by Marta Pettolino Valfré, Coach Consultant and Teacher of Communication and Psychology, who gave a short talk on gender stereotypes and inclusion through a linguistic and psychological lens.

If you’re part of a WPP company, find out more about Stella and how you can join the network here.