Vania Franceschelli is the Chairperson of the FECIF – European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial intermediaries. With over 15 years of involvement in associations, first in Italy and since 2011 on European level, Vania has dedicated herself to fostering growth and open-mindedness within the financial and insurance sectors. Her appointment as the first female Chairperson of FECIF marks a significant milestone both in her career and in the federation’s 25-year history, underlining her commitment to advancing the role of financial advisers and intermediaries across Europe.

Vania Franceschelli
Chairperson, FECIF - European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial intermediaries

Vania’s Approach: How to #InspireInclusion through Our Work and Actions

In my opinion, it is of primary importance to involve and give space to all members with shared projects. No (wo)man is an island. I also care particularly about the topic of the gender gap, which I am committed to help closing at a European level.

Vania’s Perspective: On the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Associations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental as only multiple points of view make it possible to grow both on a personal and an association level. Our association brings together people of different nationalities and is a source of great wealth for all members, which they can share in every aspect of their lives.

Vania’s Initiatives: Actions and Inspirations for Fellow Association Leaders

We are preparing a study to present to the European authorities which demonstrates how bridging the gender gap has a beneficial effect on the GDP of countries, but above all on the quality of life of all workers. This is a fundamental step whose ultimate objective is to combat and reduce economic violence.