On this episode of the Family Business Voice, we speak with Dr Sofia Bordone, owner and CEO of legacy publishing house Editoriale Domus.
Sofia works closely with her mother, Giovanna, to bring their grandfather’s business to new heights in the face of a heavily disrupted publishing industry.
We talk to Sofia about the mindset required to enable innovation as well as Editoriale Domus’ celebrated history, her experience as a woman in publishing, and how she maintains influence in the age of social media.
– Sofia’s positivity allows her to see change as an opportunity. Editoriale Domus has changed time and again over the last 90 years and innovation remains at the core of the family publisher’s outlook.
– According to Sofia, there are distinct advantages to family ownership, especially when it comes to quick decision-making. As both CEO and owner, fewer obstacles stand in the way when the situation necessitates speed.
– For women entering key positions in the family business, Sofia’s advice is: be yourself. Act, dress, and think like a woman because that’s who you are, and it’s one of the positive attributes you bring to a company. Diversity adds value and brings power to any organisation.