Staff Picks: Francesca Lasagna, BizDev

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Francesca is our BizDev. She’s been part of SUP as founding Staff. She’s responsible for connecting our startups with the Corporate and Alumni Network to match feedback and business opportunities among them.
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Fran is crazy about watching sports, mainly soccer and tennis. Willing to wake up at 4 in the morning just to enjoy the World Cup Final or a Grand Slam match. She’s a journalist, but passionate about entrepreneurship, businesses and helping startups get to the next level of success. ⁣⁣
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One of her very personal goals is to empower more female founders. That’s why she recommends us Facebook’s CCO Sheryl Sandbergs’ book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead “.

An inspiration and motivational narration for all the powerful women out there willing to take the opportunity to show what they are made of, but, that still hold themselves back, due to some many cultural reasons that make us being underrepresented as a valuable part of our global workforce. ⁣⁣
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In this book Sheryl shows thought her personal history and deep research, how we, men and women, should work together to create a more equal world: equality – equal pay, equal responsibility at home; how women deserve the same access and mentorship as men have, just to name some. ⁣⁣
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This book reveals how women struggle also with the work/personal life/mothering balance and the challenges women face in trying to get ahead. Something that has definitely been my own challenge”
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If you are interested in this book, you can you can purchase it here