I am an innovative Speaker & Nonprofit Founder who inspires leaders to embrace The Human Connection and reach the goals that have seemed elusive for too long. It's all about finding purpose in our lives.
Let's get down to the business of empowering your team, building a culture of shared values and mutual respect, and creating successful and purposeful lives ... or as I like to say,
Find YOUR Pajamas...
In this interview with Oprah, I share how a little girl forever changed my life.
Let's Talk Solutions
* Are you trying everything in order to cultivate more engagement from your team?
* Do you struggle to attract and keep employees?
* Is low productivity leading to irreversible consequences?
* Are you leading individuals who are looking to make a larger impact
within your organization?
Now more than ever, we are all looking for purpose in our lives.
Leaders and businesses are under enormous pressure today because employees aren't finding any fulfillment in their workplace.
My experience taking Pajama Program from a simple idea to nationwide success has provided me with invaluable knowledge on how to harness the power of The Human Connection to overcome challenging times and reach worthy goals. Audiences leave my presentations feeling motivated to work as a team, champion company goals, and feel totally invested in both their work and their personal lives. Here's how I can help you...
The Human Connection Speaker
The Human Connection is at the heart of every relationship and every transaction.
It is the foundation on which trust is built and success can flourish. When the trust is gone, we disconnect from each other and today, technology allows us to retreat into our own very small worlds. Stress, fear and isolation then distance us from our shared values and principles.
We need to re-build an environment where compassion, camaraderie
and support exist so we can succeed together.
We must shift the dynamics and encourage each other, rally for our goals, and re-establish productive bonds that inspire us again.
I can help you deliver solutions that will teach attendees how to reach inward, reach out, and reach new heights. Your audience will be fully engaged and The Human Connection will get them ready for a dynamic shift!
The Power of Human Connection
Finding YOUR Pajamas At Work: How to Be a Highly Effective Leader and Actually Enjoy Your Life
The Human Connection: A Surprising Approach to Employee Engagement
The Power of One
If This is the Next 30 Years of Your Life, Is It Enough? - Listening to Your Heart Voice to Achieve Success
What a Nonprofit Can Teach Top Leaders
Why the Human Connection Eclipses Technology
Each talk is completely customized for you and your audience.
I've built a program and experience that dives into the needs of your audience. Packed with practical tips and useful skills, we'll identify common ground to build a support system on; pinpoint key reasons that motivate your audience to find meaning in what they're doing at work; care about why they show up and who they are working with and for; and champion what you can all accomplish together.
Consulting & Coaching
I'm a talented and skilled executive who knows how to help you to take your business to the next level. With a focus on facing challenges while identifying opportunities, together we'll find the right path for you.
Why Book Me?
As a seasoned Keynote Speaker and Founder of a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Pajama Program, I've been known for transforming the lives of audiences. My talks are attended by people of all ages and backgrounds, and inspired leaders from a variety of industries. A strategic approach combined with an outside-the-box perspective, I'll help you breakthrough challenges to find your pajamas.
"You were an incredible opener for the event. Not sure how we will top it going forward!"
Molly Milligan, Gleneagles Group
“Genevieve’s presentation to Legatus touched on some of the most important aspects of the human experience — vulnerability, compassion, and our unique purpose. Her incredible story brought tears to the eyes of our members. Everyone in the room was moved by the story of her encounter with the little girl Hope who inspired the Pajama Program. We hope to see Pajama Program’s mission continue to grow and thrive!”
“In short, the presentation was impactful and emotionally powerful. Everyone left touched by Genevieve’s story and with a greater desire to impact their own communities.”
Kelly S. Andino, NYC Legatus Conference at St Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC
“Gen, you’re seriously the best. You are an inspiration and an example of grace and joy! Thank you for helping us fuel other women’s hopes and dreams!”
Manu Muraro, Founder, Let’s Conference
“Genevieve has inspired thousands of Carter’s employees and our customers to join in her mission to ensure that millions of children in need know that they are loved.”
Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carter’s, Inc
“You touched so many people today. You are an amazing woman that I am so lucky to have met. I want to make a difference like you. I just need to decide how.”
Lisa Evans, General Merchandise Manager/SVP, Burlington Stores
“As Keynote speaker, Genevieve not only captivated our audience with her heartwarming Pajama Program story but inspired them to start their own chapter which continues today. Genevieve is professional, charming and could not have been more perfect for our event.”
Jennifer Grondahl, “Magnificent Events”, Client: Sarasota Community Foundation
“I will never forget your presentation in Washington, DC at our National Philoptochos Biennial Convention. The more than 1,500 people in the ballroom were moved by your warm and loving account of your life’s work and your commitment to the children whose lives you greatly impact. That evening I witnessed many of my friends who could not hold back their tears. Your Keynote Address inspired our members to develop literacy programs in many of our chapters throughout the United States. As President of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, I thank you for creating the Pajama Program, for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm and for loving the children.”
— Aphrodite Skeadas, president , National Philoptochus Society
“Genevieve’s story really resonated with us. Her story is impactful and real. It’s incredible that her journey started with a volunteer experience after work and evolved into a nationally recognized NFP that has impacted children all over the country. I would love to hear her speak again.”
Linda Tyler, Associate Director, Business Council of Westchester
Erica Peterson, Founder of Moms Can & Co. and Host of the Moms Can Online Summit
Gen was real and her perspective was the kind of motivation our moms needed. The feedback across the board left the audience feeling energized and encouraged to push forward and achieve more – with practical takeaways that could be used in everyday life.
What I've Done
I left my job as a successful TV marketing executive, picked up a pair of pajamas, and built a nationally known 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and named it Pajama Program. Two decades later, I educate audiences on how to change their own course.
Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever – and she jumped off the corporate ladder. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters and in 2001 founded Pajama Program, a non-profit which has been recognized nationwide for both its success and Genevieve’s story.
A Yonkers, N.Y. native to immigrant parents, Genevieve received a Bachelor’s of Art Degree from Fordham University. Today she resides with her husband, Demo DiMartile in Irvington, NY.
Genevieve has been interviewed on TODAY, OPRAH, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal and she rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016. She has been the recipient of many local and national awards.
An international speaker, consultant and author, Genevieve has made it her mission to inspire men and women across the globe to listen to their heart-voice connection in pursuing their passions to achieve success. Besides the amazing credentials and accolades, Genevieve remains a very remarkable and engaging speaker.
A constant source of support for all of us who find ourselves unfulfilled and on the precipice of a major change is the practice of meditation. I credit my husband Demo and his work for keeping me somewhat grounded during the ups and downs of the past 20+ years… and counting!
Pajama Program woke me up – literally – and I’d love to share it!
Get in Touch
I'm currently booking 2019-2020 speaking engagements.
Recent Speaking Engagements
June 30 – Let’s Conference, Atlanta, GA
June 28 – The Westchester Business Council breakfast event
June 21 – @entreprenistas Instagram Takeover
June 20 – Launch Event in Atlanta, GA
May 9 – Fashion X Philanthropy, Detroit, MI
May 1 – UJA Women’s Symposium of Westchester County, NY
May 1 – Pajama Program Annual Gala
April 10 – Mom’s Can Summit
April 4 – How We’ll Live Podcast Interview w/ Hailey Miller/Hailey Daily
Feb 22 – GFWC Conference (General Federation of Women’s Clubs)
Feb 19 – LEGATUS, NYC