Denise Restauri: Amplifies the Emerging Voices of Girls and Women
CEO, GirlQuake, Forbes.com contributor
As CEO of GirlQuake and a Forbes.com contributor, Denise amplifies the emerging voices of girls and women by giving them platforms to redefine the notion of power and create a global force for positive change.
Innovating in Field of Work:
Denise was the first Forbes.com contributor to shine the spotlight on female “emerging voices.” She has her roots in media. In the first half of her life, Denise was at “start-up, speed-up and stay-on-top companies” in both digital and traditional media, including as a Vice President at USA Today.
Denise was the visionary and Executive Producer of the inaugural Forbes Women’s Summit. Denise went to Forbes with a vision to bring multiple generations of girls and women together to join together and redefine power – and include men. She strongly believes that when traditional leaders truly embrace Millennials, that’s when the world will change.
She serves on the boards of female-led non-profits: She’s the First and The Empowerment Plan, Creative Visions Foundation, and G(irls)20 Summit (advisory board). Denise is a mentor to young women around the world. In recognition of her work to improve the lives of women and girls, Denise was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews.
Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:
Denise is always identifying a gap and doing something about it. One of her latest passions is taking a closer look at under-represented 30-something women. She’s writing a Forbes e-book that will be released September 2014 – working title:
The Invisible Decade: ThirtySomething Women
Brutally Honest Stories From The Land Of Ambition Without Recognition
She also recently (2014) co-founded Cyant (cyant.co), a start-up that connects technology with arts, and puts 3D printing in the hands of “cyantists” (new breed of scientist) to educate, empower, create jobs, foster economic development — with a focus on women and girls.
“Denise is an entrepreneur attacking what needs to be fixed, believing to build a better world we need to build better people. She identifies what needs to be fixed in the world and instead of talking about it, she takes action.”