Connect live with the women at the forefront of engineering monumental changes that shift our lives in exciting new directions!
After a transformative Women of Impact in Santa Barbara, California (2018) and New Zealand (2019) at the invitation of the U.S. Consulate, we are gathering in Italy!
An intimate group of impact leaders across sectors and industries whose ambitious actions are bettering the world will meet in July 2021.
We invite YOU to Women of Impact!
Change agents —
Managing a business, an organization, a team, or an initiative looking to connect with experienced leadership
Passionate about making an impact in the community, world, and everything in-between
Men who are in support of a balanced world
A select group of impactmania’s Women of Impact who are already part of the network will be traveling from all over the world to connect and collaborate with you in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy. They will share their experience, network, and stories of empowerment. You will gain a multitude of community resources, accelerate your goals, and become part of a powerful global village.
Meet other women change makers in an informal setting
Feature your project or business
Create valuable, lifelong connections
Cultivate entrepreneurial, financial, and leadership skills
Give and receive meaningful support for professional and personal goals
The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia borders Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea. You will hike at the base of the stunning sharp-peaked Dolomite Mountains and taste excellent wines produced by women-owned vineyards.
Friuli is one of the Best Spots to Visit in Italy according to the Travel and Leisure editors – February, 26 2021
Our Italian experience starts in Milano, where we will have lunch with a few of the Capital’s change makers. After an immersion into the Italian arts and culture, we will continue our way east heading toward the Italian – Slovenian border for a stay in a medieval village named one of the most beautiful in Italy. We’ll conclude our travels meeting with new friends at a science festival, and closing our week with a celebration in the Tarvisio Forest and the Julian Alps.
Expert and innovative Women of Impact (we are all keynote!)
Intimate closed sessions with peers (business speed dating)
Interview opportunities (feature your business or project)
Exchange with others for business- and personal growth (lifelong friendship)!
Together we will bring about an enlightened, fully conscious economic system. One that embraces women-led businesses, creates products and services that support our families, strengthens our communities, protects the environment, and results in a more balanced society.
impactmania (un)covers, collaborates, and connects people and projects that drive cultural, social, and economic impact. We have interviewed more than 300 change makers in 30+ countries. Our programs, such as Women of Impact and Human Mind and Migration, include educational internships and mentorships, have been featured at the United Nations (UN), cited by the U.S. Consulate, and covered by a number of universities, and (inter-)national media.
We look forward to seeing you in Italy!
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder impactmania, and Paola Ferrari, co-founder L’Accademia di Gagliato and part of Women of Impact since 2017.
Reserve Your Seat or Schedule Your Interview:
Sponsor Student Women of Impact: offer a high school/university student to join the year-long student program for cross-cultural exchange, practical learning, and matching mentorship.
All our students have found meaningful employment post-internship even in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
impactmania (un)covers, connects, and collaborates with people who drive cultural, social, and economic impact to build a more balanced world.