Author and Philanthropist Genevieve Piturro is Today’s Honoree

1 in 6 people aged 35 – 54 are unhappy with their career. “If this is the next 30 years of my life, is this enough?” Piturro asked herself in 2001 at the height of a very successful marketing career in New York City. A voice that she now calls the heart-voice connection told her, “No.” After donating her time at a homeless shelter, Piturro recognized the need that children have for pajamas and a bedtime story to help them feel secure and loved. Pursuing her calling, she quit her promising career, took the leap and founded the hugely successful Pajama Program. Almost twenty years later, Genevieve’s Pajama Program has delivered 7 MILLION magical gifts of new pajamas and new books to children throughout 63 chapters in the US.

“Everyone says it’s the ‘power of one’ that changes things, but I know it isn’t, it’s the power of one-ANOTHER that moves mountains and moves people,” says Genevieve Piturro, founder of the successful national nonprofit Pajama Program and author of the new popular memoir, Purpose, Passion & Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning.

 Piturro’s story of a triumphant leap off the corporate ladder to bring pajamas to children in shelters is touching the hearts of others looking for their purpose during today’s unsettled climate. Piturro’s raw honesty of admitting to unmindful direction, internal struggles and self-realizations is resonating with so many who have to pivot business strategies, find new

Each chapter offers Heart-of-the-Matter takeaways for life and career which Genevieve hosts as masterclasses to teach individuals, groups and companies how to harness the power of the human connection to lead with meaning.

“This event was one of the most uplifting and inspirational we have hosted,” shared Barbara Handa of the Princeton Club, NY, after Piturro’s virtual Masterclass.

Genevieve Piturro:

A speaker, consultant, and authorGenevieve was a TV executive in NYC for 20 years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life and she jumped off the corporate ladder. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters and in 2001 founded Pajama Program, a national non-profit which has distributed 7 million new pajamas and books to children.  Genevieve’s media appearances include OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine and Forbes and she is the recipient of many awards. Piturro just delivered her first TEDx talk, “1 Idea + The Human Connection = 7 Million Pajamas and Books”.

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