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Piera Gelardi

Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director
Piera is co-founder and executive creative director of the trailblazing next-gen media and entertainment company, Refinery29. Her company has changed the way media and advertising speaks to and represents women and reaches a devoted audience of 500 million globally with diverse, original content, storytelling, and experiences. Refinery29 has won countless awards for their unique approach and work championing women, including spots on both Inc. 500 and Fast Company's lists of most innovative companies. As creative leader, Piera was recently honored as one of Ad Age's 50 Most Creative People of the year, Entrepreneur magazine’s 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs, and was featured in Adweek as one of the 37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity. She is consistently motivated by her brand’s mission: To be a catalyst for women to see, feel, and claim their power—empowering women to reach their infinite potential.