Together with ten other large enterprises, Luxottica decided to launch an important and innovative project promoted by McKinsey in support of professional development for women in Italy.
Together with ten other large enterprises, Luxottica decided to launch an important and innovative project promoted by McKinsey in support of professional development for women in Italy: Valore D, Donne al Vertice per l’Azienda di Domani (Value D, Women at the top for the company of tomorrow).
“Valore D” aims to build on women’s talent to manage change in our country’s economic and industrial system; increase the number of women in top management positions; and pool the experiences of the participating companies to develop new projects in support of leadership by women.
The initiative was officially presented to the public on May 7 and will be implemented throughout 2009.
McKinsey decided to approach companies which, like Luxottica, show a high degree of sensitivity on the theme of professional development of women in Italy, and which, like Luxottica, are leaders: AstraZeneca, Enel, General Electric, Ikea, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Standard & Poors, Unicredit and Vodafone, as well as McKinsey & Company itself. Together, they constitute a critical mass capable of raising public awareness of these issues and promoting real change.
Being a founder of Valore D is a further step in a strategy Luxottica embarked on some years ago and which is based on four key factors: