Cheryl Najafi is a NYT best selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. In 2010 she founded the leading food recipe website, EverydayDishes.com. In 2018 Najafi founded The Cause Collection, a socially responsible online clothing company that supports nonprofits who fight for tolerance, humanitarianism and social justice. As a part of the shopping process, every customer is encouraged to use their purchasing power to advocate for the cause of their choosing. In addition to funds contributed from the customer's purchasing power, The Cause Collection also makes quarterly contributions straight from its working capital to directly support its nonprofit partners. As a company, supporting these causes is rooted in their culture. The mission and actions of The Cause Collection (and its community) show they put their money where their heart is.
Jackie Gutierrez brings experience as an entrepreneur and active volunteer to The Cause Collection. Her career has included founding and leading start-up enterprises, designing go-to-market strategies, e-commerce website design, product design and manufacturing. Becoming CEO of the social enterprise represented the quintessential hybrid of her experience in fashion, digital and serving marginalized communities. Jackie and Cheryl are motivated by challenging the typical business model by using fashion as a fundraising tool and rigorously testing their product design to satisfy a variety of women’s body types.
In her spare time, Jackie is busy raising her 8-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son with the support of her husband in the desert of Arizona.
Dee Ann Turner spent 33 years at Chick-fil-A and during that time was VP of Talent and VP of Sustainability. CFA’s first female officer. She shaped the culture of CFA and developed talent systems for the selection and retention of Chick-fil-A Corporate staff and Franchisees. She's the author of two best-selling books - It’s My Pleasure and Bet on Talent. Her 3rd book will be released in Spring 2021. She speaks globally to about 50 audiences per year. Dee Ann now leads her own business, Dee Ann Turner, LLC - Communicator, Consultant, Coach.
20+ years experience with core competency in Intimate Apparel. Developed profitable businesses for Iconic brands. Calvin Klein Underwear for Women 1994-2008. Launched Tommy Hilfiger Intimates & Sleepwear 2008/2009 Launched Lucky Brand Intimates & Sleepwear – 2009 / 2010. Yummy by Heather Thomson 2011 - 2016, Founder of BRABAR
As a Business Coach for over seven years, Wendie Kause has helped and inspired hundreds of individuals and businesses to get out of their own way with The Kause Syndicate. She helps them make positive changes that result in increased income, a happier work culture, and improved customer service, all resulting in increased profitability and team satisfaction.