Rosa Scappatura is a talented executive manager from BNY Mellon’s Brussels office where she has worked since 1996 in various positions, and is currently Managing Director, in charge of the company's client relationships in Belgium and Luxembourg. She holds a degree in foreign languages and literatures from the University of Pisa, Italy and an MBA from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
In 2007, Ms Scappatura launched and chaired a new chapter of WIN “Women Initiatives Network” at BNY Mellon in Brussels. WIN plays an important role in BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace as well as in advancing the company's overall business objectives. WIN's mission is to act as a global resource for the professional development and advancement of women who work at BNY Mellon. WIN aspires to attract and retain top talent and cultivate employee growth and career development to drive BNY Mellon's success. BNY Mellon hopes to see more women in leadership positions over the coming years.
BNY Mellon firmly believes that by increasing support and professional opportunities for women and men at the company, its people will benefit, the company will benefit, and, ultimately clients will benefit.
Through her valuable leadership of the Brussels chapter of WIN, Rosa has and continues to play a key role in developing BNY Mellon’s female employees (and men!) through coaching, mentoring and listening to young people and inspiring them to strive for their ambitions. Helping several of them to grow and lead groups in each of the company’s locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Having advanced in their careers, these women now coach and mentor others, pushing the gender equality agenda forward and supporting the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Commenting on why she is an active supporter of WIN and passionate about gender diversity in business, Ms Scappatura said: “Gender mainstreaming policies are often necessary to trigger a wake-up call in an organisation. Whilst this is important, the key issue for me remains creating talent pools and succession plans at the level of middle management, ensuring that women who have leadership skills get enough attention and training early in their careers to be ready to progress naturally into top positions.”
In her day to day life, Ms Scappatura is an active supporter of the Charity organisation "Nuestros Pechenos Hermanos" both in Belgium and in Italy, through which she has been for many years supporting the growth and wellbeing of ex "Ninos de Rua", orphans and deprived children in Latin America.