Elena Bonetti

Elena Bonetti (born 12 April 1974) is an Italian politician serving as Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities since 5 September 2019.

Elena Bonetti
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Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities
Assumed office
5 September 2019
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byAlessandra Locatelli
Personal details
Born (1974-04-17) 17 April 1974 (age 46)
Asola, Italy
Political partyItalia Viva
Spouse(s)Davide Boldrini
ChildrenChiara, Tommaso
Alma materUniversity of Milan


Elena Bonetti was born on 12 April 1974 in Asola, Lombardy.[1] She graduated from the University of Pavia in 1997 and, in 2002, obtained her PhD at the University of Milan, where she has served as Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis. She studied partial differential equations and predictive modelling.[2].

She has had some involvement in scouting and has served as a member of Associazione Guide e Scouts Cattolici Italiani. In 2014, she signed an appeal, together with presbyter Andrea Gallo, to ask the Italian state to recognize same-sex marriage.[3].

She entered politics in 2017 as a candidate in the Democratic Party leadership election. Spotted by Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, she was named the national manager for youth and training.[4]

In 2018, she was a candidate for the Chamber of Deputies, listed third on the Democratic Party's Lombardy list without being elected.[5].

On 5 September 2019, Elena Bonetti was appointed the Italian Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities. in the Conte II Cabinet.[3].