100 Eccellenze Italiane Award
On 1 December 2022, designer Elisabetta Franchi received a double award: the 'Premio d'Eccellenza per i Meriti Imprenditoriali Riconosciuti' (Award of Excellence for Recognised Entrepreneurial Merits) and 'Storia d'Eccellenza' (History of Excellence) for having added a new internationally successful brand to the great tradition of Italian fashion.
The award ceremony, held at the Campidoglio in Rome, was part of the prestigious initiative 100 Eccellenze Italiane, now in its eighth edition and promoted by the Liber association in collaboration with the RDE publishing house. The event, sponsored by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, celebrates one hundred high-profile personalities and important enterprises that best embody the concept of Italianness in its most complete meaning: manufacturing, genius and style. The success stories were selected by a prestigious Committee of Honour on the basis of criteria relating to historical accreditation, reputation, growth, innovative traits, international standing and demonstrated social responsibility.
Elisabetta Franchi was awarded for her vision of fashion, a skilful mix of contemporary and feminine aesthetics. With her creations, she has been able to reach an international audience and export the expression of the Italian spirit all over the world.
Elisabetta Franchi titled as Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana
In 2021 Elisabetta Franchi crowns her 23-year career with the honour of Cavaliere dell'Ordine "Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana" (Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
A road always uphill, sustained by values - such as passion, coherence, sacrifice and discipline - pillars of her entire existence as self made woman, which guide her in building what is today an international reality with 2 headquarters, in Bologna and Milan, over 100 single-brand boutiques, over 1100 multi-brand boutiques and a turnover of 160 million euros in 2022.
Ernst&Young Italy Entrepreneur of the Year Award
In the same year Elisabetta Franchi received the Ernst&Young Italia Award as Entrepreneur of the Year for having been able to create value, with innovative spirit and strategic vision, contributing to the growth of the economy. The jury of the 24th edition chose the Bologna-based fashion designer "for having created a brand under the banner of quality, craftsmanship and tailoring of Made in Italy fashion and for having brought it to international fame, tackling its growth path with courage, tenacity and a constant commitment to ethical and sustainable innovation".
Chi è Chi Awards for Female Empowerment
The 21st edition of the Chi è Chi Awards honoured female empowerment as self-awareness of one's choices, decisions and actions in personal, social and political relationships. Elisabetta Franchi received the award as Female Entrepreneur who through communication brought messages of the power of women and how fundamental self-esteem is.