Cinzia Tagliabue, Italy CEO and deputy head of the retail clients division at Amundi SGR, was recently awarded InvestmentEurope's Lifetime Achievement at the Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Award seeks to recognise the professional career of an individual whose peers and the industry she works for consider as worthy of such recognition, which is one of the highest honours an individual can receive.
At the time of nomination, some of the judges said of her: "Great career, a leader in a change management process talent oriented, engaged in a diversity program.
Even if I have spent most of my adult life working in banking and AM I still have the same enthusiasm, passion and hunt for new challenges that I had at the beginning."
"Impressive CV and the real support to women empowerment."
Following the Awards' ceremony, Tagliabue said: "I'm very honored to have been assigned the Lifetime Achievement Award by InvestmentEurope because, even if I have spent most of my adult life working in banking and asset management I still have the same enthusiasm, passion and hunt for new challenges that I had at the beginning.
"This award is a milestone to remind me about what I have already achieved and to act as a role model for young women professionals to show them that devotion, passion, studying, taking responsibilities, learning by doing, team working are crucial to be rewarded in the working place."
The Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019 took place on 2 of October at the Palazzo Parigi hotel in Milan and crowned winners across 10 categories.
Over 180 financial professionals from the Italian asset management industry attended the event which, hosted by InvestmentEurope for first time in Italy, aimed at recognising and celebrating the inspiring achievements of women working for the local industry, while helping to shape the discussion around how to promote and improve diversity.
Associate Sponsors for the event were Aviva Investors, BNY Mellon, MFS and Natixis Investment Management.
Supporting them were also the Association of Professional Fund Investors (APFI), The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy (BCCI), Investment Week and Forum per la Finanza Sostenible.
Sustainability Partner was Business Green. And Carbon Offset Partner was ecosphere+.