She lived in the neighborhood of La Ribera, the commercial district of the time. Quickly after getting married, she moved to Syracuse, in Sicily, following her husband’s work, where she had her 4 children.
When her husband became seriously ill, he, knowing Caterina’s enormous potential, wrote a will where he gave her full power to manage his real estate deals and business activities, something very unusual for the times.
“How difficult it is to make your way as a woman in the world of commerce, which moves between the action of men and the action of God!” – She wrote to her sister once.
Inspired by her family, Caterina spent long periods of time in big cities to closely follow her various businesses, making her company one of the main commercial operators in the Mediterranean.
Caterina is considered the first businesswoman in Spain. She was a revolutionary woman for her time, mother, entrepreneur, traveler and polyglot. She passed away in Barcelona in 1495, but her legacy is still with us.
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