Keynote speaker: Mary McCabe
Adriana Albini is head of the vascular biology and angiogenesis laboratory of IRCCS MultiMedica, and of the MultiMedica Foundation; professor of general pathology at the University of Milan-Bicocca and a former visiting scientist at the US National Institutes of Health. She developed the concept of angioprevention which can be used to control cancer development.
She is the first Italian elected to the American Association for Cancer Research’s board of directors. In 2014 the Provincial Council of Brescia awarded her the ”Donne Che Ce L’hanno Fatta” (Women Who Made It) award. The following year she was given a Special Recognition Award by the European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Network International (EUWIIN). In 2020 Albini was identified as one of the BBC’s 100 Women. As president of the Top Italian Women Scientists’ Club at the National Observatory Foundation on Women’s Health, she is engaged in the promotion of female researchers.
Albini has written six novels under a nom de plume. She is also a fencing champion, winning bronze at the 2018 Veterans World Cup and silver at the 2015 European Veterans Fencing competition.
Ms. Ilaria Rocchi is a UN professional who operates in the field of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Ilaria started her diplomatic career at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where she worked for UN Women. In 2019, she was nominated Young Talent Under 25 at the UN New York HQ.
The Model United Nations has always been very close to Ilaria’s heart: she started off as a delegate at the Genoa, Paris and Milan MUN and later on she chaired the UN Women committee at the Cambridge University MUN.
Today Ilaria is the MUN Director of the Oxford University MUN and works as a gender equality consultant for the UN and for GC Governance Consulting, where she carries out Gender Equality assessment and advisory at all company levels.