SurfHers Association

The beating heart of Tawave

SurfHers Association

The beating heart of Tawave

SurfHers organizza il Tawave

TAWAVE is the event organized by the surfHers Association, a group of women committed to the social promotion of innovation, new technologies and digitalization.

We intend to use digital information as a tool for change, in which the human being plays a pivotal role in an ongoing development project supported by technology.

Our ultimate goal is to empower people within and outside organizations.

We address people who share our desire to control the change that, like a wave, sweeps us away every day.

In particular, our Association promotes the disclosure of knowledge in the field of technology and the enhancement of the individual, in order to pursue a 'renaissance' of culture, relationships, and morality by recognizing the specificity of the human being and their capabilities, using digital technologies to enhance them and not to limit them.

Why the name surfHers?

surfHers is the name of our all-female Association.

As surfers, we ride the wave of change rather than being swept away by it. Indeed, we are ready to face any challenges, channeling our positive energy into activities that create synergy, awareness and inspiration.

The word 'surfers' is written with the letter H in capital letters, to focus on the pronoun 'HERS' within the word itself and to emphasize our all-female team.

That’s how 'surfHers' was born!

Meet The Team

Mariagrazia efato

Data Analyst and Controller at Sabanet

She is a young rising star in Management Control. Rational, curious, with a highly analytical and disciplined approach to work and life.

Her second passion after management control is CrossFit: don't ever piss her off… She can knock you out!

She is the iron fist of the team.

Stefania RESSA

Amministratrice di Larry Agency, agenzia di Branding

She specializes in Corporate Communication Strategies with a background as a journalist in Florence. Moreover, she is the brawn and the brain of the biggest wine and food event in Taranto. Words and wine are her 'mental' travelling companions, not to mention creativity, her faithful life partner. “Restless” is her middle name.

She is the ace that you would like to have up your sleeve.

Valeria MERLO

Software Production Manager at Sabanet

As Software engineer, she leads a team of 20 developers and carries out a research project on blockchain development at the University of Bari and is, at the same time, Greta and Giuseppe’s mother.

Impeccable, thoughtful, resolute, she is a concrete demonstration that blond hair and a sweet smile do not always mean superficiality and incompetence.

She is a member of the team that everyone would envy us.


Content Creator

She specializes in Marketing and Communication with an inborn passion for planning and organizing, she is always at the forefront when it comes to creative and innovative projects.

Precise, punctual, scrupulous, she is the classic person to whom you can assign the organization of an archive, an event, a wardrobe, with no doubt that no detail will be overlooked.

She has a methodical and meticulous personality with wild and unruly hair, she is the dose of enthusiasm that everyone needs.

Marianna De Benedetto

Professional guidance expert in active labor policies

Marianna has extensive experience in event management, web marketing and professional training.
Her career was characterized by different phases that contributed to developing different soft skills, such as empathy, time management and above all courage.
Marianna's distinctive trait is her dedication to promoting corporate and territorial well-being through a people-centered perspective.
Marianna's courage is so spectacular that if she met a lion she would ask her for advice on how to deal with life in the jungle.

Sara Calabrese

Copywriter and Content Creator

Sara is a powerhouse in describing others, in fact she is a copywriter by profession.

However, when it comes to talking about herself she prefers to listen and discuss a thousand topics. There are rumors that she thrills with the texts she writes and she is also a black belt in SEO.

She is courageous and a dreamer, she would like all her clients (better considered as people) to approach life as she does: full throttle towards the next challenge. Write to believe!

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