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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Feb 13, 2023

Gilda Squire

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Gilda Squire. The two talk about the winding road that brought her to found Squire Media & Management, and the  importance of networking, prioritizing,  and putting your heart into the work you do.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What early-on vision Gilda had, and what twists and turns brought her to where she is today

  • How she learned the importance of networking and mentoring, and who had a big impact on her career

  • What laid the foundation for her to understand the importance of prioritizing and multitasking

  • What began her interest in PR, and the journey of that avenue

  • What prompted her to go out on her own, and the principles she took with her

  • Gilda’s vision for the future

Gilda Squire founded Squire Media & Management, Inc. in 2008. The boutique management and PR firm oversees the career of groundbreaking ballerina Misty Copeland, which has resulted in several endorsement deals, film, book, and television projects. The firm also manages public relations for actor Courtney B. Vance, whose stunning portrayal as “Johnnie Cochran” on FX’s mega hit series, The People vs. OJ Simpson earned him EMMY, Critics Choice, and NAACP Image awards, and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett, who is one of the most gifted and beloved actresses of this era. In addition to talent management and public relations, the firm offers media training and brand marketing services for a number of projects for television networks, film studios, media corporations, and streaming services.

Prior to founding Squire Media & Management, Gilda served as a Director of Publicity at Harper Collins Publishers. She was responsible for overseeing publicity and book tours for the corporation's Amistad imprint, as well as several titles under the publisher's flagship Harper Collins imprint. Gilda began her career in publishing at the G.P. Putnam and Riverhead imprints at Penguin. Before transitioning into book publishing, Gilda was a brand marketing manager at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where she served as project manager for the firm’s global recruitment marketing efforts, as well as implemented Goldman’s inaugural diversity marketing program in the U.S. in 2000, which included advertising, sponsorships, events, and internal communications components.

In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Gilda managed the celebrity and media components of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s fall and spring galas, building the events to be must-attend affairs each season with attendees such as Zoe Kravitz, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, Meghan Markle, Christopher Noth, Alec Baldwin, Solange, and Coco Rocha. Gilda also had the special honor of working as the media trainer to Quvenzhane Wallis, the young Oscar-nominated star of the critically acclaimed BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, in preparation for the national release of the film.

Gilda was named one of the Most Influential People in Dance by Dance Magazine in 2017, one of Culture Shift Lab’s 20 People to Watch in 2015, and one of Hello Beautiful’s 25 Women to Know in 2015.