Women’s Competition Network: the first Group International Women’s Competition Network Italian meeting took place in Florence.

Diane Wood, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit and Gabriella Muscolo, Member of the Competition Authority, have spoken in front of 80 delegates..

The first Group International Women’s Competition Network (WCN) Italian meeting took place the 13th of October in Florence.
Silvia D’Alberti, partner of Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners law firm, Sabrina Borocci partner of Hogan Lovells law firm and Barbara Veronese, partner of CEG, have sponsored and organized the Italian meeting.

Diane Wood, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit and Gabriella Muscolo, member of the Competition Authority, has attended the event.

Diane Wood is one of the most important personalities in the antitrust law and she has been awarded by the US Department of Justice as the first woman who received the Sherman Award. Gabriella Muscolo has a long judiciary carreer. She has been judge of the specialized section of the industrial and intellectual property of Rome firm Court and she has a long experience in the industrial, competition and consumer law.

Women’s Competition Network is an international women network that aggregates antitrust professionals. WCN was founded in 2008 and the two thousand women members play senior roles in important companies, law firms, consulting companies, academic institutions and specialized competition law authorities all over the world.

The event wants to contribute to a competition culture development and to the growth of female talents in the economic and professional Italian life.
Both these elements could lead to an improvement and to an increased competitiveness for our economy, that despite its great innovative potential, shows great limits that do not allow a development comparable to the other western countries.