About the Author
is the author/photographer of Celebrating Women
(powerHouse Books, 2004), and the coauthor/photographer of In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World
(paperback edition, powerHouse Books, 2004) and ¡Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala
(powerHouse Books, 2006). Her work has been exhibited at the United States Senate, the United Nations, New York, and The Field Museum, Chicago. Gianturco has served on the boards of International Nature & Cultural Adventures, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, and the Crafts Center, which works with women artisans in seventy-nine countries. She has co-taught Executive Institutes about Women and Leadership at Stanford University. Gianturco lives in Mill Valley, California. Kavita N. Ramdas
has served as president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women since 1996. She is a board member of the Women’s Funding Network, Mt. Holyoke Board of Trustees, and the Council of Advisors on Gender Equity to the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her recent awards include the Women of Substance Award by African Women’s Development Fund, Juliette Gordon Low Award by the Girl Scouts of America, and Women of the Year for the Public Sector by the Financial Women’s Association. Global Fund for Women
is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice; 2007 marks their 20th anniversary. They advocate for and defend women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world. Paola Gianturco is donating 100% of her royalties to Global Fund for Women.