Words, words, words

Igor Suran Those magical combinations of letters that become a reflection of our thoughts. Of ourselves. Because we are our thoughts. And we are our words.  And, often, the only way for others to get ...

Philips talks

Interview with Simona Comandè, General Manager Philips IIG This issue of DiverCity deals with language, and with how communication is fundamental to facilitating and conveying the inclusion of every kind of diversity. Today we meet Simona ...

MUTTI corporate narrative book

Today we meet Michele Laterza, Corporate Communications & PR manager With regard to language, the subject of corporate communication is very important. What do we mean when we talk about ‘corporate communications’? What is meant is ...

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

In a globalised and digitalised world, verbal communication has become an indispensable tool for expressing oneself and interacting with people who are different to us (in terms of gender, language, sexual orientation…) from all over ...

SOCIAL INCLUSION

by Patrizia Brognoli Project involving young people with down syndrome Decathlon Italy Decathlon Italia’s commitment to inclusion is inspired by our company’s aim: to make sport accessible to as many people as possible, without exception. ...

I communicate.

Therefore I include? In the company’s strategy document, Barilla Lighthouse, diversity is presented as a fundamental corporate goal. In the words of CEO Claudio Colzani, ‘Promoting diversity and inclusion does not only mean doing the ...

STARTING WITH LANGUAGE

Together to include, together to grow Language crystallises reality, shapes thought and, consequently, culture. The words we use are often not neutral and we risk falling into the trap of prejudices and stereotypes. This is ...

Words that matter

The inclusive language between respect and psychological safety  by Chrystelle Simon Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well, Robin Sharma (Author and expert on personal development and leadership) We have known for ...

The words of inclusion

by Elena Belloni Never more so than in this issue has DiverCity’s claim – that words matter – become an indispensable imperative. Words matter, they have value, using them can have consequences. And when we ...

Look at me, I’m talking with you

Clothing, with its shapes, colours and styles is an integral part of our daily communication and interaction processes. Ugo Volli, in his Block Modes: The Language of the Body and Fashion, compares a wardrobe to ...

George Orwell, 1984

by Silvia Rota Sperti It was 1948 when George Orwell began writing his most famous and widely discussed book. He titled it 1984, deliberately inverting the final two figures of the year he was writing ...

LAURIE ANDERSON AND LANGUAGE AS A VIRUS

by Davide Sapienza The musical avant-gardes have always been aware of the primordial strength of sound: combining it in new forms, artists who wanted new languages ​​have always asked themselves questions about the meaning of ...

NOMINA SUNT CONSEQUENTIA RERUM

by Miriam Frigerio What is different, normal, not normal?  Words tell stories: stories about us, our worlds, our thoughts.  But words also tell us about themselves. And, with their stories, their sometimes alternating fortunes, their ...

It is impossible not to communicate

by Antonia Del Vecchio The importance of communication in the inclusion of disabilities Human communication has always fascinated me, and when I decided to become a relational psychotherapist, the relevance was immediate. Before addressing the ...

Focus: Language

by Mara Zavagno I was born in Italy in 1973, in a village called Spilimbergo, which is famous for the Mosaic School of Friuli. My family has a long history of being involved in mosaic ...

Language @Work

by Mara Tanelli, AA. VV. How gender biases and stereotypes manifest in corporate language and how technology can support the analysis and mitigation of their effects Recent technological advances are making it possible to collect ...

ALL ABOARD!

di Stéphane Codeluppi Inclusive communication at Costa Cruises With over 20,000 employees from 70 countries on 5 continents, the Costa group has always considered its human capital one of its greatest assets and the custodian ...

Cooking is an Art

OLIMPIA ZAGNOLI FOR BARILLA “Prendete un viaggiatore che sceglie un sentiero sbagliato. Se il sentiero gli fa scoprire cose su se stesso e sul mondo che non avrebbe mai conosciuto e che lo rendono una ...

Konecrane

I was born in Italy in 1973, in a village called Spilimbergo, which is famous for the Mosaic School of Friuli. My family has a long history of being involved in mosaic art and painting, ...

Inclusione in Enel

Intervista a Iliana Totaro, Head of People Development Holding ENEL ROMA, 27 APRILE 2016 In logica matematica, i Teoremi di Incompletezza sono due famosi teoremi formulati da Kurt Gödel nel 1931 e danno dimostrazione incontestabile ...

Eugenio Pirri

So Eugenio, what were you like when you were younger? How were you educated?  I’m first generation Canadian and I had a wonderful childhood, as I was really closed to my parents and to my ...

EDITORIAL – I Mandarini VIII

Was the lockdown (in Italy) tiring, complex and even complicated? Yes. Did it impose a radical change in rhythms, routines, relationships, obligations and rights? Yes. Did it highlight what every environmentalist has been repeating relentlessly ...

LBTQWomen WHERE ARE THEY? Why is it that lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Women seem always to be standing alone, rather than united?

Divercity sat down with Pippa Dale, Head of Global Market Roadshows at BNP Paribas and one of the founding members of LBTQWomen, to find out more. Dale, speaking with a clipped accent and a distinct ...

State Street – READY FOR CHANGE

Even before the pandemic caused by Covid-19, work-life balance was a topic that was important to State Street and to management. Our policies, applied globally, allow employees to manage and coordinate their private and professional ...

#IWORKFROMHOME – Enel

The emergency created by the spread of Covid-19 marked a turning point because of all the implications and consequences it had: people’s lives came to a standstill, as did all the activities that each of ...

Cover Story: ROSE CARTOLARI

We recently spoke with Rose Cartolari, a Columbia Business School trained Leadership Advisor and Executive Coach, about the challenges and opportunities that organizations have in creating and building effective Diversity and Inclusion programs. Having lived and been ...

The mandarins #9

Editorial, Valentina Dolciotti L ooking to the news, unfortunately, never disappoints. To discuss language and the responsibility it always carries with it, I can’t help but take a position regarding the infamous story (the ideal ...

“DO NOT ASK US”

by Valeria Colombo When I started thinking about the theme of language, the first thing that came to mind is a poem by Eugenio Montale titled ‘Do not ask us for the word that gives ...

WORDS THAT EXCLUDE

by Igor Suran Words, words, words. Those magical combinations of letters that become a reflection of our thoughts. Of ourselves. Because we are our thoughts. And we are our words.  And, often, the only way ...

RICE AND SILK – IDENTITY

by Alessia Mosca Seeing is believing and if you have examples you can dream bigger. Looking at non-stereotypical leaders or role models effectively reinforces change in the culture of equality: if we use more and ...

The power of words

When I think of language, the image of Igor Šuran, Executive Director of Parks, immediately resurfaces in my mind, as he stood on the stage of the Alfieri theatre, a small cinema-theatre in Florence that ...