As co-leader of one of San Diego’s most creative PR, advertising and interactive agencies, Indra Gardiner deserves to be honored (if I do say so myself). And San Diego Magazine agrees – at their annual Women Who Move the City event last night, Indra was honored as a nominee for her outstanding work both in the office and in the community.
She shared the spotlight with some pretty amazing women, all of whom have made a huge difference in our communities and are leading others to do the same. We were especially moved by the story of Lori Sorbo, a survivor of multiple cancers and treatments, who told her personal story of survival and perseverance. After her emotional speech, event emcee Monique Marvez called on the audience to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation – we all got out our checkbooks and hope you will too.
But back to our star, Indra. Over the past several years, Indra has served on more than a dozen boards of non-profit organizations, and is currently Vice Chair of the National Conflict Resolution Center and Vice President of the Board for Sushi, A Center for the Urban Arts. Her dedication to both these organizations is steadfast, and we witness her contributions at the agency regularly as she hosts meetings, directs staff programs, and leads board discussions on various topics. Plus, there’s a fire or two to put out now and then (ahem).
Not only that, Indra is a recognized leader on the national PR front, leading discussion groups and seminars for the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy, as well as Chair of Program Development for Pinnacle Worldwide, a consortium of independently owned agencies of which Bailey Gardiner is a member.
Indra rocks the house at home too. She and her husband Paul Bowers are fantastic parents to their cool son Jesse, who will probably grow up to solve the puzzle of cold fusion, bring about world peace, and entertain the masses with inspirational and eclectic performance art.
Plus, Indra bakes a mean blueberry crumble — what’s not to love? We’re just glad San Diego Magazine agrees. Indra really does move the city.