Piera Gelardi

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  • Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Refinery29
  • Entrepreneur
  • Named one of Ad Age's 50 Most Creative People of the Year
  • Named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

Piera Gelardi is co-founder and executive creative director of the trailblazing media and entertainment company, Refinery29. Refinery29 has won countless awards for its unique approach and work championing women, including spots on both Inc. 500 and Fast Company's lists of most innovative companies. She and her team launched 29Rooms, the wildly creative, interactive exhibition that’s become a viral event sensation. As of 2019, Refinery29 was acquired by Vice Media Group, in a transaction valued at over $400 million.

Piera has been honored as one of Ad Age's "50 Most Creative People," Entrepreneur magazine’s "50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs," and one of Adweek's "37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity." Piera is praised for her ability to use storytelling and creativity as tools to inspire, empower, and create positive change.

A passionate advocate for girls and women, Piera is a board member at the Lower East Side Girls Club, an organization training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, environmental leaders. 

Piera’s informative and engaging talks offer advice on cultivating creativity, taking risks, and creating inclusive leadership and storytelling practices.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Piera Gelardi
  • SXSW
  • INBOUND
  • Girlboss Rally NY & LA
  • Create & Cultivate
  • Cannes Lions
  • Google
  • Fit Bit
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Courageous Creativity: Dreaming & Doing

How bravery and authenticity spark big creative results  ...

How bravery and authenticity spark big creative results 

The Path Of Most Resistance

Pushing through personal fears and societal barriers to connect and unlock innovation ...

Pushing through personal fears and societal barriers to connect and unlock innovation

Hot Pink Powersuit & Other Adventures in Remixing Leadership

Redefining leadership on your own terms  ...

Redefining leadership on your own terms 

Images Have Power… Use Responsibly

The importance of inclusive practices in creative & marketing ...

The importance of inclusive practices in creative & marketing

TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS

Idea Party! How To Host A Brilliant Brainstorm All Power To The Imagination: Creative Tips For Getting Unstuck Pitch Perfect: Getting Others On Board With Your Ideas Be The Most You: Building A Brand With Spirit ...

  • Idea Party! How To Host A Brilliant Brainstorm
  • All Power To The Imagination: Creative Tips For Getting Unstuck
  • Pitch Perfect: Getting Others On Board With Your Ideas
  • Be The Most You: Building A Brand With Spirit

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Piera Gelardi is co-founder and executive creative director of the trailblazing media and entertainment company, Refinery29. Refinery29 has won countless awards for its unique approach and work championing women, including spots on both Inc. 500 and Fast Company's lists of most innovative companies. She and her team launched 29Rooms, the wildly creative, interactive exhibition that’s become a viral event sensation. As of 2019, Refinery29 was acquired by Vice Media Group, in a transaction valued at over $400 million.

Piera has been honored as one of Ad Age's "50 Most Creative People," Entrepreneur magazine’s "50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs," and one of Adweek's "37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity." Piera is praised for her ability to use storytelling and creativity as tools to inspire, empower, and create positive change.

A passionate advocate for girls and women, Piera is a board member at the Lower East Side Girls Club, an organization training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, environmental leaders. 

Piera’s informative and engaging talks offer advice on cultivating creativity, taking risks, and creating inclusive leadership and storytelling practices.