My dear curious palates, a few days have passed since the “Impresa è donna” award ceremony at the Palazzo della Cultura in Catania.
A full moon Sunday evening that I will never forget.
Me, Annalisa Pompeo, with that shy smile of hope and emotion, crowned Sicilian entrepreneur woman of the year.
A memorable evening, full of tales of women, talents and companies.
In the lights of the stage, I listened to the stories of my ‘competitors’ struck and bewitched by their strength and creativity. Very good women committed to enhancing our island with innovative and challenging business projects. Very courageous and resourceful women mothers, daughters and lovers.
Yet, among the many stories of projects and resilience, the Terziario Donna Confcommercio Group of Catania, has decided to reward me, that Annalisa Pompeo founder of GoSicily, who has not stopped believing in herself, and in her Sicily, not even in these long, oppressive and uncertain months of pandemic.
There is still a long way to go. There will be new climbs, violent curves and road signs dotted with detours. Thanks to this award, which I define as “redemption”, I was given a glass of fresh and vital water at the steepest point of my life path.
Happiness, gratitude and infinite energy.
I will never forget the looks of the jury, the many smiles of admiration and all the stories of resilience of the selected female entrepreneurs of the Terziano Donna team.
My congratulations also to Anna Cacopardo and Arianna Campione of Kimia Cosmetics, who won third place, and to their farsighted ability to enhance agricultural waste, in particular Bronte pistachio skin, to create eco-sustainable cosmetic products.
Last but not least, a special thanks to my eclectic team. To Viviana Prester, for the care of the image, to Emmanuele D’Urso for the creation of the GoSicily website and to taking care of all the “emergency cases”… and grazie to Giulia Cantarella, my precious copywriter.
As for mine, of history, you can find it here, told in the few pages I wrote for the announcement.
Now it’s time to look forward and organize my new tour in America, scheduled for 2022.
As for us, my dear curious palates, see you, as always and once again, a tavola.