Maria Carmela Lanzetta, the italian mayor who has resisted organized crime, is the Prima Donna 2012
The Casato Prime Donne Award that every years chooses an emblem tic woman, will be awarded on September 15th 2012 in Montalcino, to the Mayor of Monasterace, the woman who is a symbol of civil courage and resistance to organized crime through applying the “Regole per un Paese Normale”
Maria Carmela Lanzetta reached the National headlines last spring when she decide to maintain the role as mayor after her family owned chemist shop was set fire to, and after repeated threats which finished with three rifle shots on her Fiat Panda. She had resigned, but when the citizens and the institutions rallied around her headed by the Ministro dell’Interno Annamaria Cancellieri, she then decided to maintain her position.
It is because of her courage and her civil commitment that the Jury of the “Casato Prime Donne” award – Francesca Cinelli Colombini, Rosy Bindi, Anselma Dell’Olio, Anna Pesenti, Stefania Rossini, Anna Scafuri and Daniela Viglione – chooses her a san example of new femininity.
On the phone Maria Carmela Lanzetta commented <<I really did not expert this award, but I am very happy to receive it, a sit come s from a land which I love and where often I go on holiday>>.
After the stylist Carla Fendi, the astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the
Olympic athlete Josefa Idem, the scientist Ilaria Capua the list of past winners of the Casato Prime Donne award is now richer with a personality symbol of resistance to organized crime.
These women who have received the award, in different ways represent the female universe which is expanding, where talent, tenacity and courage are often put to the service of society. An indispensable contribution , that from women, for civil, cultural, and economic growth, but most of all for the virtuous dynamics which comes about and which the “Prime Donne” in Montalcino interpret at the highest level.
The award is organized by Donatella Cinelli Colombini and her Brunello producing winery of which it bears the name, Casato Prime Donne. This is the first winery in Italy with an all female staff born to emphasize women’s potential in the wine world.
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