The Award began in 1989 in memory of Marisa Bellisario. Each year it acknowledges women, who have stood out nationally and internationally in their profession, management, science, and economic and social commitment.
The Marisa Bellisario Award is the Golden Apple, the apple which is the quintessential symbol of women.
The award categories, which have remained the same over the last 29 years, are now adding prizes for companies: Woman Value Company and Women Friendly Companies. Both are for companies, which have distinguished themselves in the field of gender equality.
For the "New graduates" category, Acea selected Francesca Scialandrone, who presented a thesis on robotics and advanced sensoristics, which represents a field of application for the innovative projects presented in Acea's new Business Plan.