An uplifting and thought-provoking program examining the evolution of the perceptions of women from antiquity and the middle ages through the Renaissance, the inflection point when our concept of today’s modern woman began to take shape. You will discover the stories of women such as Isabella D’Este, Vittoria Colonna and Artemisia Gentileschi whose lives and accomplishments can still inspire us today while you also gain fresh perspectives on some of the Renaissance’s most beloved artists and paintings.
Carla Gambescia is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Finance. Prior to her years in restaurant and retail operations (Ciao Bella Gelato Company, Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in New York), she founded and managed a new products consultancy and qualitative research firm specializing in the food & beverage and food service industries. She contributed to new product successes such a Frappuccino and Sun Chips and personally conducted hundreds of focus groups and facilitated dozens of ideation sessions for such companies as Pepsi, McDonalds, Starbucks, Frito-Lay, Kraft and ConAgra. Before the call of entrepreneurship, Carla was a New York advertising executive (Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam, DDB&B), rising to the position of Executive Vice President, Worldwide Account Director. Carla is also curator of the popular photoblog Postcards for the Boot and author of the Silver prize-winner book “La Dolce Vita University – An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture”.
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