The battle against red tape

Matilde Poggi doesn’t just battle the elements. She’s also on a mission to untangle Italian bureaucracy, as she tells Elisabetta Tosi.

Matilde Poggi
Matilde Poggi

Matilde Poggi says that when she began working at her winery, she was a little over 20 years old. At the time, many of her friends didn’t work in paid employment, but were housewives. “Now things are a bit different, but I keep seeing that we as women have always an uphill road,” she says. “We are always judged for things other than our skills or work experience, whereas this never happens to men,” she says. “This always infuriates me and is something that we women have endured for too many years.

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