In the evocative setting of the Greco Roman Theatre of Catania, on June 5, the final event of the “Impresa è Donna” (Business is Woman) award took place. For Fa Bene Sicilia and its president and founder Daniela Avanzato, it was a proud moment to secure second place.
The initiative, now in its fourth edition, was conceived and realized by the Terziario Donna Confcommercio Catania group and aims to tell and support valuable stories of female entrepreneurship in Sicily, demonstrating how the Sicilian female entrepreneurial fabric generates a positive impact on the territory.
This year, the award took on the themes of gold, silver, and bronze, with the chosen theme of “New Opulence,” understood as a new and important wealth that leads to great business successes made of alliances, sharing, and cross-pollination between companies, people, and territories.
From all the nominations received from across Sicily, an exceptional jury selected the 17 finalist entrepreneurs, who had access to the final award ceremony. Daniela Avanzato, President of the Fa Bene Sicilia Community Social Cooperative, was among these finalists and secured second place.
“The new opulence has to do with the qualitative aspect,” said Daniela Avanzato. “It means not looking at how much but how. For our Community Cooperative, it means not only economic wealth but above all social and environmental wealth, with the aim of valorizing our territory as much as possible, giving testimony to a capable, cutting-edge Sicily that knows how to do well and wants to do well.”
The Fa Bene Sicilia Community Social Cooperative arose from a development project conceived and realized by the Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani, thanks to the support of the “System Actions against Poverty” program of Caritas Italiana (8xmille funds to the Catholic Church) and the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.