Denise Restauri delivers masterclass at GCU

01 April 2015

Denise Restauri delivers masterclass at GCU

Denise Restauri is the CEO of GirlQuake

Author and CEO of GirlQuake Denise Restauri presented a masterclass at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) last night (Tuesday, March 31).

Entitled ‘In Business, it's Personal: Brutally Honest Tales of Successful Women’, the inspirational masterclass told stories from female professionals, providing a perspective on the challenges they face, along with their advice on how to succeed professionally and personally.

Ms Restauri discussed the findings from her Forbes book ‘Their Roaring Thirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk From Women Who Beat The Youth Trap’, for whichshe interviewed and examined the lives of over 100 women in their 30s.  

For the first time, Ms Restauri revealed the top 10 things she had learned about 30-something women and offered powerful pieces of advice for people of all ages. These included: women who opt out of being a perfectionist are the happiest; when you fail, take it and make something good out of it; and it’s not all about what you want to be, but who you want to be.

Ms Restauri said: “I am really excited to be here at GCU. I love innovation and the University is filled with innovation, doing things differently and it is filled with success. GCU really helps its students to make their future a reality.”

Ms Restauri was the executive producer of the inaugural Forbes Women's Summit, which took place in New York City in 2013, and serves on the boards of a number of influential female-led organisations. Throughout her career, she has been committed to amplifying the voices of girls and women by giving them platforms to share their stories, define the notion of power and create a global force for positive change.

Ms Restauri is to publish a series of posts on, each covering one of the top 10 points she discussed during the masterclass.