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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 alternate a range of tasks including diary organization, preparing meetings with guests and journalists, sorting the post and filing documents.
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 a challenge every day with situations and people you’d sometimes never have expected to encounter. And Monini management also teaches humility and simplicity, its distinguishing features.
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 a job 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 which brought them together and made an inseparable team of them with the winning formula being one’s positive energy combined with the reassuring calm of the other.