GC4W Honors April Franzino as Female Icon on International Women’s Day
Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world is the UN Women’s theme for this year’s international women’s day celebration. To celebrate the milestones of women in leadership on international women’s day, GC4W honors Stacy London, Kara Goldin, Senator Pat Spearman, Renu Hooda, Chelsea Miller, Fran Hauser, and April Franzino as GC4W Female Icons in Business and Social Leadership.
The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), an award-winning not-for-profit organization that believes in women and girls and their rights to create new opportunities for themselves and others. GC4W has celebrated international women’s day at the Harvard Club of New York City and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. International Women’s Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements in the world. It also calls for action to accelerate gender parity, women’s achievements in the workplace and raise awareness about gender equality. We have honored Dr. Joyce Banda (Former President of Malawi), Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Congress, Rebecca Minkoff (Renowned Fashion Designer), Chief Temitope Ajayi (African Business Female Icon), Paula Cole (Grammy Award-Winning Artist), and to name a few. We are pleased to announce our 2021 list of our Female Icons.
A Virtual Celebration of Women in Leadership and Female Icons. The GC4W International Women’s Day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 2021 starting at 11 am eastern standard time. CoachDiversity is the presenting sponsor of the GC4W International Women’s Day Event. CoachDiversity Institute offers the world’s first coaching program specifically designed for diverse communities and preparing individuals, communities, and institutions for rapid demographic change and culturally sound communication.
April Franzino, Beauty Director, Hearst Magazines
“I am extremely thankful for my experience with GC4W. Since joining, I have met so many intelligent, driven and intellectual women that strive to better their own lives and those around them. I truly believe GC4W has a unique and important mission— forming a circle of like-minded female entrepreneurs through a structure that includes mentorship, coaching and endless support. I cannot stress enough how crucial it is for empowered women to learn from one another and have each other’s back. We will create a better and more equitable future, and thrive together.“-April Franzino
Industry: Beauty and Lifestyle
Summary: April Franzino is the Beauty Director at Good Housekeeping, part of the Hearst Women’s Lifestyle Beauty Group. She produces and oversees all beauty editorial content, including pitching, reporting, writing, editing, and market work, culminating with the magazine’s yearly Beauty Awards special. April also oversees the beauty content of Woman’s Day and Prevention magazines. She represents them on television, radio, and online, having appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, NBC New York Live, PIX11 News, and Today.com.
April has also held positions as the Beauty Editor at SELF, Associate Beauty Editor at Fitness, Assistant Beauty Editor at Good Housekeeping, and as a Beauty Freelancer at People StyleWatch. Franzino received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University’s journalism school, during which time she logged internships at Glamour, Allure, Good Housekeeping, Lucky, and Jane. When not happily engrossed in all things beauty, April can be found with the people she loves, reading, spending time outdoors, traveling, seeking out great food, baking, and listening to music—especially live. She is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Celebrate Our 2021 Female Icons at the upcoming GC4W International Women’s Day Virtual Summit on March 13th starting at 11 am EST. We have curated an experience filled with relevant topics, intellectual conversations, and insightful exchanges with leading women, female icons, and business leaders. We invite you to join us as we move towards advancing our collective knowledge on what we must do to thrive and succeed in a whole new world.
For this summit, we are offering value sets with the purchase of a ticket. Every gift package purchase supports a female business owner on the gc4w marketplace. Guests are also invited to select from our incredible gift packages (as seen in the banner) in support of the gc4w marketplace — female entrepreneurs whose businesses have been impacted by the global pandemic. Get tickets on gc4wiwdsummit.eventbrite.com.