Giulia Martini wins EY Italy's corporate finance woman competition

17 March 2021 1 min. read
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EY has named Giulia Martini the winner of its Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition in Italy. 

Launched a few years ago, EY’s Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition is a programme that recognises talented women currently studying at university level or equivalent with the potential to have a career in EY’s Strategy and Transactions division.

Organised in over 20 countries, the first phase of the competition takes place in local countries. Though a mix of group and individual challenges, finalists are challenged to think critically and to come up with creative solutions for complex problems. The winners of the country competition are eligible to advance to the global final to represent their country.

Giulia Martini, EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Italy

In Italy, Giulia Martini managed to fend off 14 other finalists to take home the top prize. A first year Master in Management student, she had been following EY on social media for five months when a post on the Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition caught her eye. She immediately applied, and within a few days she received an email from EY’s Human Resources department notifying her she was selected for the competition. 

In the final round of the competition, Giulia cracked a case with her team – centred around a private equity firm trying to enter pet food industry – and stood out during a presentation to an external jury of EY clients. 

As Italy’s competition winner, Giulia has now won a two-year graduate programme with EY in its Strategy and Transactions division, which among others houses the firm’s corporate finance and EY Parthenon units.

During the global final which takes place online next month, she will face her counterparts from among others the US, Australia, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UK. The global winner will “embark on a month-long and all-expenses-paid once-in-a-lifetime global internship” according to EY.