Franca Gucciardi (Loran Scholar ’90) is featured in Panoram Italia magazine. Franca is Executive Director of the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation and was recently selected as an International Women’s Forum fellow.
“In Canada, we understand the importance of supporting people who are in need, but there is often a clear reluctance to invest in talent, to nurture that talent and to devote the significant resources required to fully realize the potential of our young people. This reluctance can be a barrier to success in this country. When I was chosen as a Loran Scholar, I met individuals who showed me that I had both the skills and the responsibility to contribute positively not just to my local community but to the whole country.”
Panoram Italia: “Franca Gucciardi: Finding her inspiration” (p27)