Global Freedom of Expression

Carla Matero

Carla Matero is the Founder and CEO of Grizzly Girl Productions (GGP). Everything has a story and through the art of storytelling we can advance the conversation and our level of understanding. GGP engages in documentary filmmaking, academic fora, events, and approaches every project with tenacious artistry. Recently, Ms. Matero advocated and worked for girl leadership experiences and gender equality as Executive Director at Girl Scouts of the USA. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to President Lee C. Bollinger and Executive Director of Administrative Support for the Office of the President, Columbia University. Her oversight and comprehensive management of President Bollinger’s most recent book in the Inalienable Rights Series for Oxford University Press, Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, led to the President appointing her as Forum Director of A Free Press for a Global Society, a Columbia series of fora that discusses and debates the current capacity, strategy, mandates, and needs for a global free press in an interconnected world. Ms. Matero is a board member of The Seraphic Society, C-Suite Executive Support Professionals, and Article 19, Inc. in New York. She is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association, and an Associate Producer with Independent Film Project. As a theatre professional she has performed, written for the stage, directed, and coached privately primarily in New York City and the UK. Ms. Matero was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s School of Arts and Architecture and was an Artist in Residence for the State of Pennsylvania, and has worked as an independent artist with many theaters and universities. She holds an MS in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, an MFA from Penn State University, and certificates from Circle in the Square Theatre and the British American Drama Academy at Baliol College in Oxford, England.