Patrizia Venturini and Silvia Ponti work in the executive secretary’s office as personal assistants to Zefferino and Maria Flora. Working alongside them every day they are responsible for a range of tasks including diary organisation, preparing meetings with guests and journalists, and filing documents.
Patrizia was initially hired as a switchboard operator and Giuseppe Monini’s secretary, who she fondly remembers by his nickname, Pillo. Silvia moved here from working at a gym where she seemed to be following in the footsteps of her father, then the Monini volleyball team coach. It was Silvia’s pregnancy that brought them together and made an inseparable team, with the winning formula being one’s positive energy combined with the reassuring calm of the other.
Their role has changed over the years from ‘super-secretaries’, ready at all times to resolve any sort of hitch, including in the private lives of their employers, to a more managerial role. Working in management today teaches you to be ready for any challenge. And Monini management also teaches humility and simplicity, its distinguishing features.