Title: Author & Photographer
Location: Mill Valley, California, United States
Paola Gianturco, Author and Photographer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography.
A renowned author, photographer and global speaker, Ms. Gianturco became inspired to document the lives of women worldwide through art, having since done so in more than 60 countries. Likewise, she has authored several books, including “Wonder Girls Changing Our World” and its German translation, “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon,” “Women Who Light The Dark,” “Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala,” “Celebrating Women” and “In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World.” Finding great success in her creative endeavors, she was recognized among the 40 Women to Watch over 40 in 2013 and the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews in 2014. Inducted into the Marin YMCA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017, she currently maintains her membership with the International Women’s Forum and is a former board member International Nature and Cultural Adventures. Having been a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” NPR and CNN, Ms. Gianturco’s photographs have been published in Harpers Bazaar-Australia, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune and various sites, podcasts and blogs.
Prior to her focus in the creative realm, Ms. Gianturco was active for nearly 35 years in communications as well as more than five years in retailing and public relations. The president of the Gianturco Company, a communication consultancy, from 1991 to 2005, she worked as a co-developer and instructor of Stanford University’s Executive Institutes on Women and Leadership in 1994 and 1995. Additionally, she served as the executive vice president and management supervisor at Saatchi and Saatchi from 1988 to 1991 and the vice president at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample from 1982 to 1987. Notably, she found success with Hall & Levine Advertising, the first women-owned advertising agency, as the senior vice president, vice president, accountant supervisor and director of public relations between 1968 and 1982. She began her career as the director of public relations for Joseph Magnin in the 1960s. She initially earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1961 before completing postgraduate work at the University of Southern California. As a testament to her legacy, Ms. Gianturco is also listed in editions of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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