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Paola Gianturco Presents on Women Who are Making the World a Better Place Globally

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Please Join Desta Gallery to Celebrate Women’s Month with Renowned Author-Photographer Paola Gianturco
Refreshments will be served – RSVP: [email protected]

Paola Gianturco has documented women’s issues in 62 countries for seven powerHouse Books. Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon (2012) won four first place literary awards in categories as diverse as multicultural nonfiction and women’s studies. Wonder Girls: Changing Our World (2017) won seven literary prizes: gold and silver awards in categories as diverse as women’s studies, multicultural nonfiction, social change, and leadership. Women Who Light the Dark, the third book in the triptych (2007) described the work of women activists.

Paola’s images have been exhibited at the United Nations, UNESCO, The US Senate, The Field Museum/Chicago, The Museum of the African Diaspora/San Francisco, The Norton Simon Museum/Pasadena, The Grand Rapids Public Museum, and more.

Paola lectures internationally, presented a TED talk in Dubai and has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, and Voice of America programs among others. Paola serves on the advisory boards of two nonprofits: Rise Up Together (which empowers girls to advocate for policy change), and The WISE Fund (Women Invested to Save Earth). In 2013, Paola was listed among “40 Women to Watch Over 40,” and in 2014, Women’s e-News named her one of 21 Leaders for the 21st century. In 2017, the YWCA inducted her into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.

Paola’s newest signed book, “COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming,” will be available for purchase. The author’s royalties from her book all go to The Women’s Earth Alliance, a non-profit organization.


March 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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