|Italian Minister for Equal Opportunity|
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Stefania Prestigiacomo|
|Succeeded by||Mara Carfagna|
30 September 1947|
Darfo Boario Terme, Brescia, Italy
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Renato Mannheimer (divorced)|
Pietro Modiano (executive director of Intesa Sanpaolo)
|Alma mater||Bocconi University|
She retired from politics when was incriminated for political corruption during the inquiry called Mani pulite, until her acquittal in 1996. She subsequently joined the Democratic Party of the Left and in 1999 she became head of the women group of the Democrats of the Left.
During the general election in 2001 she was elected at the Chamber of Deputies. On 17 May 2006 she was nominated Minister for Equal Opportunity during the Prodi II Cabinet, working on DiCo bill, with the Minister of Family politics Rosy Bindi.
Since 23 May 2007 she has been a member of the National Committee for the Democratic Party.