31 May May 31, 2018 – Perfume Entrepreneur Cynthia Jerry, Relationship Intelligence Anne Gherini and Put Yourself First w CaDori
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Cynthia Jerry – Chairwoman of Ocean (Caribbean) Distributors, Inc. – TIV Perfume
Cynthia Jerry is the Chairman of Ocean (Caribbean) Distributors, Inc. The company product, TIV, is the best designer perfume for women looking for a sophisticated and sultry summer scent that transports the wearer to paradise. TIV is “A Caribbean Original™” and one of the classiest perfumes. It is both floral and fresh, and evokes emotions reminiscent of the tropics. Cynthia’s dream for TIV was to create a perfume for women that would forever remind them of beautiful Caribbean sunrises. Sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. Gentle breezes. Tropical flowers and the Caribbean sun. She wanted to evoke the memory, the moment, and the fragrance of the Caribbean. She insisted that even though the company was small and located on an island, only the finest ingredients in the world would do. TIV had a successful U.S. launch on Valentine’s Day, 1995, with Hecht’s Department Stores (now Macy’s).
Anne Gherini – Head of Marketing at Affinity, Inc. Columnist, Keynote Speaker
Anne Gherini is a marketing executive, writer, and public speaker with over a decade of experience leading both B2B and B2C marketing teams. Anne spent the first part of her career in the entertainment industry negotiating partnerships at Paramount Pictures and for Sony PlayStation. She then led the marketing at several venture-backed startups, including StumbleUpon and now Affinity.co. Advancements in technology and social media have diluted our relationships and Affinity is focused on solving that problem. Anne is also a columnist for Inc. Magazine.
CaDori is the founder of CaDori Helping Hands, a non-profit charity to help people in need. She was the eldest girl of 13 siblings and was a natural born leader with a giving spirit from a young age. She coined the name “CaDori” as a combination of her name, her mother Doris and her late son Dougie. CaDori loves helping others. She is a registered nurse by profession but spends a tremendous amount of time giving back. She was once homeless and had to live in a shelter temporarily when her children were young so she knows first-hand the struggle of depending on good-hearted people and faith in God. In July 2017, CaDori founded the Helping Hands organization to help those in need in an effort to give back. Last year alone, CaDori Helping Hands has provided turkeys and hams at Thanksgiving, donated baby supplies to young mothers, and delivered cleaning and personal care items to families who’ve lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. In addition, this past summer, CaDori donated backpacks full of school supplies to children in a local shelter and fed over 100 people displaced by Hurricane Harvey at a hotel in Livingston, TX, and gave nearly 100 new coats to those in need this winter season. In addition to CaDori Helping Hands, CaDori also founded Dougie’s Kids, Inc. in January 2011. Dougie’s Kids, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to helping and ensuring the well-being of children across America. It is named after her oldest son, Bobby Denerio Marshall Brown, affectionately known as “Dougie,” who passed away in 2010 in a motorcycle accident. Dougie adored children and always assisted them by giving helpful advice, taking them to fun places and supporting them by attending games on Saturdays. To date, Dougie’s Kids has given to shelters, schools and awarded scholarships and in doing so, has positively impacted the lives of many children.