Born in Naples but resident at length in Florence, she works in the sphere of enterprise and is also engaged with the Italian Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (AIDDA) in which she held the role of President for Tuscany and of which she is still Honorary President.

She is President of the Associazione Amici degli Uffizi and of the Tuscan section of the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). She has received numerous awards and honours for her social and cultural commitment, including the nomination as Honorary Academician of the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze. She has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2002.