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Genevieve Piturro has made quite an impact as a professional Keynote Speaker. From exclusive interviews to personal profiles, there is no shortage of press coverage to explore. Have a look at some of the latest news and headlines.

Starting a Non-Profit with Genevieve Piturro

Mentors & Moguls Podcast with Heather Stone

with Heather Stone

August, 2020

On today’s expert mentoring session, Genevieve Piturro joins the podcast. Genevieve is a founder, author, and consultant for the Pajama Program in New York City. So far, The Pajama Program has shared over 7 million “Good Nights” for children to have “Good Days.” In this episode, the founder of the project will share her inspiring story as well as tips on how to change your course and follow your heart.

The Importance of Bedtime Rituals

Thrive Global

By Genevieve Piturro

August, 2020

Growing up, I learned the importance of establishing a consistent and mindful routine before bed.

Episode: Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas

The Lisa Show on BYU Radio

with Lisa Valentine Clark

August, 2020

Interview begins at (1:28:57) - “Pajama Project” is the highest rerun Oprah segment of all time, and it features a non-profit that gives pajamas and books to struggling children in the U.S. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s sure to make you cry or feel more inspired. Well today, we have the founder of the Pajama Program, Genevieve Piturro, on the show today.

WGVU-FM "The Morning Show"


with Shelley Irwin

July, 2020

Genevieve Piturro, founder of the nonprofit Pajama Program and author of the new book Purpose, Passion and Pajamas joins TMS to talk about how to transform your life, embrace the human connection and lead with meaning.

Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning

Forbes Nonprofit Council

Greenleaf Book Group

July, 2020

Genevieve Piturro found her purpose helping millions of children. Now she offers this inspirational guidebook for anyone whose life doesn't feel full enough.


WAG Magazine

By Editorial

July, 2020

Genevieve M. Piturro, an Irvington resident, was a TV marketing executive delivering pajamas to a New York City shelter when a chance encounter with a little girl there changed her life.

Pajama Program founder pens book in effort to inspire

The Rivertowns Enterprise

By Patricia Robert

July, 2020

Twenty years ago, Irvington resident Genevieve Piturro changed the course of her life by starting Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that benefits children. She tells this story, and much more about herself, in “Purpose, Passion and Pajamas — How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning,” set to be published Aug. 4.

Changemakers: Finding Your Purpose and Maintaining Human Connections During Lockdown

Pix 11 New York

By Tamsen Fadal, Juan Carlos Molina

April, 2020

Genevieve Piturro had a successful career in corporate America, but her like took a major turn when she says a voice inside asked her this question.

“If this is the next 30 years of your life, is this enough?” said Piturro.

Episode 79: Leaving Corporate To Helping Over 7 Million Children With Genevieve Piturro

Abundantly Clear Podcast

with Malorie Nicole

March, 2020

“If this is the next 30 years of my life, is this enough?” That is the question Genevieve Piturro asked herself that led to leaving her highly successful corporate career and creating a program that has now helped over 7 million children have good nights.

“If the Next 30 Years of Your Life Looks Like This, is This Enough?"

Little Pink Book

By Little Pink Book

March, 2020

7 Things to Think about if Your Answer is “NO”
One woman’s journey to find purpose, meaning and – yes that elusive happiness.

Boost Your Well-being: 10 Easy Acts for Human Connection


By CoveyClub

February, 2020

Do you feel alone? Unfulfilled and without a sense of purpose, even when family and friends are present? Today so many of us seem to be struggling with these same issues: feeling disconnected and lonely. We’re living every day devoid of meaning. Yet tomorrow most of us will feel that way again. Just last year Cigna published a nationwide survey revealing that nearly 48 percent of all Americans report feeling alone. Clearly, loneliness is at epidemic levels in America.

Ask an Executive: How Can I Avoid Getting Burned Out as a Business Mentor?

Forbes Councils

by Regan Castle

December, 2019

Readers are invited to submit a question which we will then pose to one of our Forbes Councils members. This group is full of knowledge and experience — we’re eager to share their insights with you.

Tips for Battling the Loneliness Epidemic

Fox 32 Chicago

By Fox 32 Chicago

November, 2019

Genevieve Piturro, founder of Pajama Program and motivational speaker, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about ways you can combat loneliness in your personal life.

Over 220 Attend the 20th Annual Rockland Development Council Philanthropy Day Breakfast

Rockland County Times

By Rockland County Times

November, 2019

Rockland Development Council celebrated the “Spirit of Giving” at its 20th annual Philanthropy Day Breakfast on Thursday, November 7 at the Crowne Plaza, Suffern, NY.

Find Your Pajamas with Genevieve Piturro

The Dots Podcast

with Kathleen Buckzko

November, 2019

Genevieve Piturro is an innovative speaker & nonprofit founder who inspires leaders to embrace the human connection and reach the goals that have seemed elusive. She was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question (“What are pajamas?”) changed the course of her life forever.

12 Ways To Differentiate Your Nonprofit When Others Share Your Mission


By Forbes Nonprofit Council

October, 2019

All nonprofit organizations start out with a pledge to make a difference in their community and spread awareness for their mission. Because so many nonprofits are passionate about the same causes, you may find it difficult to draw a distinction between your organization and other organizations with the same mission. However, each one is truly unique, and it’s essential to highlight that point of differentiation for your target audience.

Genevieve Piturro on Finding your Pajamas

Power Thread

By Power Thread

September, 2019

The Power Thread sat down with Genevieve Piturro, a native New Yorker and founder of the national non-profit Pajama Program. She was a successful television marketing executive until she changed her career and went in an entrepreneurial direction.

Episode 032 The Pajama Project with Genevieve Piturro

The Mosaic Podcast

with Daniel Bruce Levin

September, 2019

Genevieve Piturro, a successful television marketing executive, life changed when when a six-year-old girl’s question changed her life forever and she jumped off the corporate ladder!

Entrepreneur Helps Provide Huidance for Founders of Nonprofits

Observer Reporter

By Harry Funk

September, 2019

The inaugural Find Your Pajamas Nonprofit Business Intensive and Pitch Contest, scheduled for Sept. 14, features a series of guest speakers – Peterson is among them – and workshop sessions addressing effective strategies for the likes of raising funds, engaging volunteers and storytelling to creating social impact.

This Contest Wants to Help Get Your Nonprofit Organization Off the Ground

Westchester Magazine

By Kristen Conti

July, 2019

With National Nonprofit day (August 17) in mind, Irvington resident and nonprofit expert Genevieve Piturro has decided to initiate the first ever Nonprofit Business Intensive & Pitch Contest. Designed to give founders a jump start on building a successful nonprofit, Piturro is calling all nonprofit founders looking to take their organizations to the next level.

Social Impact Heroes: Genevieve Piturro Has Been Delivering Pajamas & Books to Vulnerable Children in Shelters for the Past 20 Years

Thrive Global

By Yitzi Weiner

July, 2019

“Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway”. 20 years ago I started Pajama Program and although I knew the idea and impetus for it came from my “heart voice” I was scared out of my mind. I was considering jumping off that corporate ladder into…nothingness, and there was a pretty good chance I’d fall flat […]

Ten Ways to Help a Child in Need this Holiday

Martha Stewart Living

By Sarah Engler

December, 2018

Want to make a real difference this season? Give a child the gift of good health, warmth, or a wish come true; here are a few of our favorite charities to help you help them.

Pajama Game

The Oprah Magazine

By Dawn Raffel

April, 2005

As a child, Genevieve Piturro relished bedtime. "My mother would say, 'Okay, pajamas on.' We kids would be laughing, and she'd start to read stories. I thought everybody lived that way."

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