Who We Are
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it"
IVA is proud to be a supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, inequality, prosperity, human rights, peace and justice.
Meet the Team IVA Women
Founder & CEO
Ina Petersen is IVA’s Founder and CEO. Upon completing her B.A. in Psychology and English Literature at Harvard University in 2013, the multilingual Petersen began her career at ICM Partners. She joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2014, and international sales company Sierra Affinity in 2017. Petersen's expertise includes global film and television packaging, format sales and IP, global market analysis, strategic partnerships and talent management. She has worked with teams behind Academy Award-winning and commercially successful projects, which among others include Brooklyn, Moonlight, I, Tonya as well as other successful titles such as, The Lobster, Jackie, Atomic Blonde, During her years at CAA, she contributed to the company's philanthropic division by originating ideas for projects dedicated to helping the world's refugees. She is also the Co-Founder, Co-Producer and Co-Executive Director of the social awareness raising youth festival, YouthMundus, which is centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Petersen is a multifaceted and innovative executive, with in depth knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing global media and entertainment marketplace. And of the major role that the advancement of technology plays in the interconnectedness of global film, television, music, merchandise, business development and partnerships, and intellectual property as well as the importance of ownership. Petersen is a proud member of Women In Film.
Head of Media Relations, Business Development & Sustainability
Dijana Stupar is IVA’s Head of PR, Talent Relations & Media Consulting. She has an extensive Scandinavian event, PR, film and music festival experience and has worked several years for Over Oslo, Øya, Gullruten, Heartland, Pride and Oslo Pix Festivals in Norway. Stupar has organized several nonprofit and fundraising campaigns, where she has raised over $13,000 for UNICEF as a part of Norway’s biggest annual charity event, airing on Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, NRK. She is also one of the main founders of a non-profit association, The Rainbow Team Events, which is dedicated to bridge the gaps, and dismantle social prejudices - for (and with) young people across the globe, through inclusive, shared experiences of representative art and like-minded interests. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the social awareness raising youth festival, YouthMundus, which is centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Artist Spotlight Contributor & Freelance Writer
Karis Fields began her career at IVA as an editorial intern in Fall of 2021, where she contributed to the company's fast growing Global Spotlight Magazine. She quickly proved herself to be a talented and avid writer, and has since then stepped into the role of IVA's Artist Spotlight Contributor as well as freelance writer, continuing to write for the company's Global Spotlight Magazine. When she's not researching, writing and interviewing talented young artists, activists, athletes from around the world, Karis is also currently pursuing her degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration at Longwood University. From a young age Karis has been incredibly passionate about reading and writing, and enjoys writing about stories which primarily focus on media and entertainment, mental health, disability rights, including social justice. Karis feels that it is important that underrepresented voices get the equal opportunities to be seen and heard. And by collaborating with IVA , she is excited to help make that happen.
Mary Losurdo is a graduate student at Colorado State University earning her Masters in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management. Mary has worked as a Production Stage Manager and Project Manager in Los Angeles, California where she lives with her partner and their two cats. Mary is passionate about social justice and the environment, and strives to improve the world one (or many) artistic endeavor at a time!