From the G100 Secretariat and on behalf of Alex Okoroji, the Global Chair for Media Arts & Communication, Venture Capitalist, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, Podcaster & Speaker, Yuri Cataldo has been appointed G100 Denim Club Partner for Media Arts & Communication.
On a mission to bring together brilliant women from across the world, in a pact of purpose to create equity and empowerment for women and ALL. G100 is an eminent club of top 100 powerful women leaders in the world with a vision to impact the future.
WHO THEY ARE
G100 comprises a league of luminaries of eminence and excellence including Nobel Laureates, former Heads of States, Ministers, Businesswomen, Philanthropists, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Corporate and Community Leaders - a powerful Group of women leaders and achievers from all walks of life who wish to give back and move us all forward as architects of the future.
WHAT THEY DO
G100 is an action think-tank, fostering more women's network with a global, cross-cultural, intersectional and intentional perspective towards peace, parity and prosperity for all. Their core activities involve networking, mentoring, collaborations, upskilling, community building, thought leadership, knowledge sharing, global campaigns, policy recommendations and awards & recognition.
The mandate of G100 is to provide the thought leadership for the coming decade on what needs to be done for inclusivity and economic and social empowerment of women globally. Together they will define, design and determine a new future with equity, equal opportunity, inclusion and economic empowerment of women, and of all, through the inclusive agency of women.
G100 MEDIA ARTS & COMMUNICATION
G-MAC is a multinational sector wing led by the eminent G100 Club, for Women using Media Arts and Communication to impact the world. As Gatekeepers of information, this G-wing is on a mission to create a thriving support network, opportunities and collaborative ecosystem for media arts practitioners in 100 countries. G-MAC connects, recognizes and supports women in creative media, broadcast media, print media, news media, electronic media, digital or interactive media across domains like film, television, radio, publishing, internet and all media arts & communication segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate their accomplishments.
ABOUT THE G100 DENIM CLUB
G100 is also supported by The Denim Club: Group of 100 He-for-She Champions globally, comprising leaders and luminaries from the business, corporate and political domains, each leading a sector of influence and having their companies and institutions in support of gender parity and equality. They will advocate for gender equity and balance, mitigate barriers to women’s leadership, commit to women’s greater C-suite representation, and fuel funding for female founders.
The sturdy denim stands for the solid dialogue between genders and the strength of solidarity that they aspire for. Together men and women can co-create a better, balanced world for all.
The G100 Global Chair along with the G100 Denim Club Partner develop together for their G100 Wing policy recommendations to governments and multilateral institutions worldwide. The far-reaching impact will energise a million women by 2022, and 5 million by 2025.
Together, in joint collaboration and co-creation, we are committed to join our forces and strengths for a better world toward defining, designing and determining a new future for ourselves with equity, equal opportunity, inclusion and economic empowerment of women, and of all, through the inclusive agency of women, supported by men champions.
Yuri joins other Denim Partners like;
- Jean Todt (Denim Partner - Ecocivilisation),
- Kees Kruythoff (Denim Partner - Sustainable Banking & Finance),
- Dr Jose Ramon Fernandez (Denim Partner - Political Leadership),
- Dr Angel Cabrera (Denim Partner - Mentoring & Motivation).
ABOUT YURI CATALDO
Yuri Cataldo is a Techo-optimist working at the intersection of technology and art. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, podcaster and emerging tech strategist who combines the mindset of an artist and a technologist.
Named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana, Yuri brings years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and publicity, in addition to advising founders, artists and startups.
Mr Cataldo graduated from the Yale School of Drama. He is a classically trained set and costume designer (with a BA in Communications, Theatre, and Drama from Indiana University, a degree in Set Design from The Julliard School and a Masters Degree in Production Design from Yale University), an Artistic Designer turned entrepreneur with credits on Broadway, Dance, Film, and Opera. He previously founded the highly publicized bottled water company - IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world.
Yuri is a mentor at Yale Tsai City, MassChallenge, and Tech Stars. He is a Global Fellow and Advisory Board Member of Fintech4Good, a Board Member and Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Yale Club of Boston (the primary organisation connecting all Yale alumni in eastern Massachusetts). Yuri has lectured at MIT, Yale, Tufts, Princeton, Stanford, Suffolk, Notre Dame, Emerson College, and Indiana University.
He was the Director & Executive-in-Residence (Professor of Practice) for the Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) program at Emerson College which was a unique bachelors program focused on the connection between art and creative entrepreneurship, integrating Emerson's Foundation in communication and the arts to help students of the media arts prepare to be leaders and managers of the creative economy.
He works with and advises tech, blockchain, and creative companies on PR, marketing, product launches, and customer engagement. His efforts have resulted in 6 figure launches, 7 figures worth of free press for founders and products, and multiple awards for his clients and companies including Forbes 30 under 30, Discovery Channel, Tech Crunch, Forbes, INC, and the Boston Globe.
As the host of "Advance Your Art" Podcast - Each week he sits down with successful creative entrepreneurs and asks them, the who, what, where, when, and how they made it - so listeners can learn from their journey to - Make Money From their Creative Work, Transition to a New Career or Build a Creative Company.
He is also a frequent speaker on PR/Media Relations, Blockchain, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Innovation at universities, conferences, corporate events, and with high-ranking government officials from all over the world.
Currently, he is the co-founder/GP of Athenian VC and leads the fund investment strategy within construction, robotics, AI, manufacturing, and blockchain. He is also the Founder of ArtTech Media Group where he focuses on Innovation Development and Innovation Management.
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