Gina DiSpirito, Glad Works

Gina DiSpirito (1)Entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in the veins of Gina DiSpirito, who grew up watching her dedicated parents work tirelessly to create and run their own successful business. Gina came to appreciate the passion needed to drive a business forward, and when it came time for her to contribute to her family and help fund her education, she began planning and establishing a graphic design business. Through those efforts, GLAD WORKS was born in 1995 during her junior year at Providence College.

As GLAD WORKS evolved, Gina was able to combine her commitment to helping other businesses grow with her love for design and technology. Having expanded into a full-service creative agency by 2001, they could now taking on tasks like design, web development, photography, marketing, advertising, copywriting, and branding for businesses in a variety of markets. Despite warnings from other professionals in the industry about taking on too much, Gina’s strategy has found great success in offering more well-rounded solutions to GLAD WORKS customers. This stability and growth has proven the strength of her intuition and serves as a testament to the quality and cohesion of their services.

Through her achievements Gina has garnered public recognition receiving multiple awards, including the Encore Award for ‘Outstanding Small Business Support in the Arts,’ Providence Business News’ ‘Business Women Achievement Award,’ the American Heart Association ‘Heart of Our Mission Award,’ and named twice as one of Providence Business News’ ‘Top Forty Under 40.’

In addition to running GLAD WORKS, Gina is actively engaged in positions on the Pawtucket Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture and the Providence College President’s Council. She continues to work with many non-profits in the local community and proudly mentors young adults from local colleges. It is through this work that she strives to “build strong leaders who will grow to make a positive impact on our state in the future.”

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