Shirley worked in education for 30 years as a teacher and administrator. Her deep commitment to children made her a perfect fit for Global Grandmothers board where she served more than 5 years. Now she advises us when she can squeeze it in between her grandson, her quilting, and her gardening. Shirley lives in Northern California and Arizona.
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in fifty-five countries. In 2012, Paola’s photographic book, Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon, was released. One hundred percent of her royalties go to helping grandmothers in 15 African countries who are caring for AIDS orphans. In 2017 Paola released a book co-written with her granddaughter, Wonder Girls, chronicling 15 girl-led groups around the globe who have spearheaded significant social change. Paola lives in Mill Valley, California.
Jayne, a licensed architect with a degree from Cornell University, now works as a graphic artist designing websites, logos, and online publications – when she isn’t doing art projects with her twin children. Global Grandmothers website, logo, and all associated graphics emanate from her creative mind. Jayne lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jodi Morris is founder and CEO of Connecting Growth Globally. Previously working in investment strategy and business-building globally with notable firms like JP Morgan and Matthews Asia, Jodi now applies her talents to leadership development, girls’ education, and global investing. She believes that girls’ education and empowerment is the best global investment opportunity of our lifetime. Jodi lives in San Francisco, California.
Savitha has been a graphic designer, illustrator, and art director for 25-year. On the side, she has run a student exchange program with the Urban Dove between kids in New York City and the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, launched Mothertongue Foods, a packaged food business that supports women and girl’s education, and organized a book drive for Nurse Family Partnership on behalf of Global Grandmothers. She lives in San Mateo with her husband, two sons, and dog.
Adoria Williams has been a librarian/educator for over 15 years. She holds a MA in Political Science, a JD, and a Masters of Library and Information Science. She has extensive experience working for government organizations, as well as a librarian/instructor in K-12 schools and community colleges where she teaches information resources. Adoria is a member of the American Library Association and many other organizations. In her spare time she loves to read--and also to knit, research genealogy, kayak, and do Zumba!