The Heroine’s Journey of Alice Cimini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
The best thing is to communicate with people, listening to their needs and desires and have the opportunity to share with them my own experience.
 
What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
Now that I have two kids is the possibility to give them the right instruments to face the future and make them curious about the world and its evolution.
 
What is my greatest fear? 
To die. I really love my life
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 
I’m giddy and really don’t like this aspect of my personality
 
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Richard Branson: he’s a great entrepreneur, an illuminated one and he stands for his humanity and creativity.
What is my greatest extravagance? 
The motherhood. I decided to have kids when my entrepreneurship experience was at its best
On what occasion would I lie?
I would lie to do not feel bad a person
 
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
To not have time for private life. When you dedicate to develop a startup you have to know thet your time is fully requested to make it at the best.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
In December 2015 when my startup Petme received 1M euros in funding.
 
If I could, what would I change about myself? 
I’m used to do different thing at the same time … this is not a good way to have good results! 
 
What is my greatest achievement in work? 
To reach the success with my team: I love to work with other people and share with them every successful goal!
 
Where would I most like to live?
Where therw is the sea … imagine to go out from the office and have a relaxing walk at the seaside!
 
What is my most treasured possession?
My kids
 
What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m enthusiastic and passionate,
 
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 
I live in Milan since 1994 and still today I think Navigli district is the most inspirational one.
 
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? 
I lived for many years near to the Central Station where there are the best African restaurant or Eritrean ones… an amazing experiece of taste!
 
What books influenced my life and how?
I studied Foreing Languages and had the chance to read different authors, among wich I appreciated Orwell with his ANIMAL FARM: a great social and economical analysis of the society.
 
Who are my favorite writers? 
Orwell, Dostoevskij, Joyce, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 
Changes – David Bowie
 
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
Emma Bovary: no woman had the courage to follow her own dreams like her! 
 
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? 
People who dedicate their own life to save others and help them to have a better life.
 
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
A Clockwork Orange
 
What role plays art in my life and work?
Very important even if I don’t like when it becomes more important than private life. 
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 
My husband Carlo with whom I founded 2 startups: Tworty and PetMe
Whom would I like to work with in 2018/2019?
With brilliant people and passionate ones.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018/2019?
Enrico sargiacomo: he founded Bibulu.com (now DogBuddy) and did a great work: he’s a standing guy.
 
What project, in 2018/2019, am I looking forward to work on?
I’m thinking about some useful tool for moms: when you have kids you have lots of needs and technology can help you!
 
Where can you see me or my work in 2018/2019? 
In Rmini. We’re moving from Milan … finally we’ll go to live near the sea!
 
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
Passion is life, is the essence of being in this world. 
 
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? 
Stefania Siani, one of the most important creative women in our country. I had the chance to meet her during University and her professional course is simply amazing.
How can you contact me?
To my email: ciminialice@gmail.com
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