Tahitian Noni Juice creators sign long-term agreement with Miss Tahiti pageant

Sponsorship agreement is one more in a long list of successful partnerships with the government and people of French Polynesia


AMERICAN FORK, UTAH; July 13, 2018—Morinda, the company that gave the world Tahitian Noni Juice, has signed a long-term deal to become a title sponsor of the Miss Tahiti pageant. The agreement is the latest manifestation of a wonderful and mutually beneficial relationship with the people and government of Tahiti—the home of the world’s best noni.


“We couldn’t be happier to work once more with the amazing people of Tahiti by sponsoring the Miss Tahiti pageant,” said Shon Whitney, global vice president of sales and marketing. “It makes all the sense in the world for us to be a part of this magnificent event—which is actually a celebration of health, beauty and the Tahitian culture. We built our company on these three bedrock principles.”


Tahiti is a place of unrivaled beauty. From white-sand beaches to dramatic volcanic mountain ranges, Tahiti’s landscape is breathtaking. Likewise, its people are beautiful and strong. Morinda feels a great corporate responsibility to preserve Tahiti’s great culture of health and beauty, and Whitney believes this partnership will help do just that.


“We draw so much inspiration from Tahiti,” he said. “Not only is it the home of noni, but it’s the heart and soul of our whole company. The people, the beautiful landscape—we think about Tahiti with every step we take. We hope by partnering with the Miss Tahiti Pageant to preserve that culture, and also shine a light on this heavenly place.”


In addition to offering public relations, operational and financial support for the event, Morinda will also reward the winner of the pageant, “Miss Tahiti,” the opportunity to be a worldwide spokesperson, and the cornerstone of a large publicity and awareness campaign. This campaign will whisk her away to fabulous locations all over the world.  


Morinda’s unique public-private relationship with Tahiti and the government of French Polynesia spans over two decades. In 1996, Morinda created a market for the noni fruit, which grows in abundance on the islands of French Polynesia, and brought thousands of jobs to the country, especially in the rural areas. Tahitian Noni Juice, Morinda’s flagship product, is a worldwide phenomenon, and it caused noni to become Tahiti’s No. 1 agricultural export in less than two years. Morinda built a huge state-of-the-art processing facility on the island of Tahiti, creating more jobs in the process, and is a frequent supporter of Tahitian social causes—providing relief after natural disasters and maintaining support of a local orphanage.


“We are always looking for more opportunities to partner with the people of Tahiti,” Whitney said. “We just feel so honored to be a part of that nation’s proud story.”

Local Tech Business Partners with Scott Hamilton’s Foundation to Fight Cancer through Corporate Giving

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27, 2018 –Forward It On, a web-based employee giving platform, has forged a partnership with Scott Hamilton’s CARES Foundation (CARES), company officials announced today. CARES is now a featured nonprofit available to Forward It On’s corporate and individual donor clients.

“After losing my mother to cancer and then beating it three times myself, I started CARES to further the conversation about cancer in hopes to motivate and fund new treatments,” said Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medal figure skater and CARES CEO. “Forward It On connects my charity with purpose-driven businesses and their employee donors who share my mission. Together we can turn cancer upside down.”

Nashville-based Mosaic Consulting Group, LLC leverages the Forward It On platform to enable employee giving. Mosaic, a consulting group that focuses exclusively on the HR Information System system, UltiPro, will be using UltiPro coupled with Forward It On to facilitate employee giving. Mosaic has selected CARES as their primary corporate charity and will match employee contributions based on company performance.

“Our team members have had experiences with cancer — either fighting it themselves or supporting a loved one battling the disease. We want to link arms with them in their fight by working with a charity that’s doing the same,” said Mosaic CEO, Vicki Hill.

“The majority of our team members work remotely. It’s important for us to create a passion-driven culture that bonds us together, even though we may not see each other every day.” said Hill. “Investing in the causes that our team members care about and helping them do the same brings us together with a common purpose that is meaningful for all of us.”

While Mosaic leadership has fostered corporate giving initiatives before, Forward It On’s platform will make it easier for team members to donate, track participation and gain feedback on the impact of their donations—a formula that has proven to double repeat engagement.

“Nonprofits like CARES are on a mission to improve lives. We developed Forward It On to connect those nonprofits with people and businesses who share similar missions,” said Forward It On co-founder and CEO Walker Morrow. “It’s inspiring to see the platform joining folks with similar passions while improving team member engagement.”

A recent Gallup poll shows nearly 70 percent of team members are not engaged in their work. Corporate giving initiatives are proven to boost engagement. Among 357,000 employees surveyed by Great Place to Work, “those who had a positive experience of giving back at work were four times more likely to say their teams were willing to give extra to get the job done. They were also more likely to be brand ambassadors eager to express pride in their employers and to say they want to stay with their companies for a long time.”

“Doing good, and good business are not mutually exclusive. Instead, good business relies on goodwill. We’re proud to be a part of that movement,” said Hill.




About Forward It On: Forward It On is a web-based platform designed to connect nonprofits with employee, employer and individual donors and then improve donor engagement through consistent reporting and communication. Headquartered in Nashville, the technology is available to every nonprofit, corporation and employee in the United States.


About CARES: The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, was founded in 2014 by Olympic gold medal figure skater and four-time cancer survivor Scott Hamilton. The not-for-profit 501 (c)(3)’s mission is to change the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient.


About Mosaic: Mosaic Consulting Group is a Nashville, Tennessee-based consulting company that helps large and mid-sized organizations leverage their investment in UltiPro, an HR, payroll, and benefits platform that helps people manage their biggest and most important investment, their team.

New Book Aimed at Saving Children from Alcoholic Homes

Inspiring New Book About Alcoholism, Shifts Our Focus from the Problem to Solutions – Aimed at Saving Children, is Published

“So You Love an…Alcoholic?” shares a firsthand account of Grace’s journey to living a healthier life full of self-love, acceptance, and truth. It compiles the hard-learned lessons and realizations that she faced during recovery while focusing on bringing healing, affirmation, relief, and wisdom to women who find themselves in the same situation. The lessons found in “So You Love an…Alcoholic?” inspire women to take action and seek help for themselves-not just their alcoholics.

Inspiring New Book About Alcoholism, Shifts Our Focus from the Problem to Solutions - Aimed at Saving Children, is Published

Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2018 –(PR.com)– “So, You Love an… Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent,” is a brand new book from author, Grace W. Wroldson.

A brave new author breaks her silence on the subject of alcoholism. Grace boldly shares her story of how she saved her own life from an alcoholic relationship. She, herself, suffered and survived 15 years in a relationship with an active alcoholic. Grace is a writer and mother who believes in the self-love solution and saving children from the codependent-alcoholic dilemma.

This book contains 25+ powerful lessons. Following the life-cycle of a butterfly, she includes her secrets for success from each stage of her journey – from boundaries, forgiveness, self-love – to learning to live again – with wings. This book stands out from others because it offers new hope and sustainable solutions.

Each lesson dives into essential coping strategies the author learned, and used herself, in her journey to transform her pain into wisdom. She writes exactly what it took for her to change in order to live happy, fulfilled, and free. Her lessons are incredibly valuable to anyone seeking self-solutions.

In her book, the author shares her 20 years of recovery knowledge and know-how. The book reveals Grace’s entire journey of waking up from loving an alcoholic – to achieve psychological balance and self-love. Grace details her personal struggle to gain her necessary and profound insights.

The author explains how she was recovering from what she calls a very strong “codependent spell.” She was deeply in love with a person who wouldn’t/couldn’t stop drinking. When he refused to get help, she sought help for herself in the recovery program of Al-Anon, a Twelve-Step group for friends and families of alcoholics.

According to a recent study, approximately 32 million Americans – nearly 1 in 7 adults – have struggled with alcohol use. Even more so, many more millions of Americans who don’t drink are being affected by the alcoholic (or alcohol use) as well. With such a large portion of the population facing the same struggles that Grace did, her story and message are sure to resonate with the millions of readers who love, or are in love with, an alcoholic. America has a drinking problem, and it’s getting more noticeable. Her story delivers help and hope for those being affected.

If you or someone you know is currently in love with a drinker, an alcoholic, or an addict, then “So, You Love an…Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent,” is an excellent choice for a book to read this summer.

In this book, you will learn how one courageous woman dug herself out of the hell of an alcoholic relationship, in order to create a better life for herself and her child. The author’s first-hand experience in dealing with a toxic, codependent relationship will remind you that you are not alone, inspire you, and give you the tools you need to help yourself.

“So, You Love an… Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent” is available on Amazon for $15.99 in paperback form. Kindle for $3.99. Published: May 2018, Pages: 212, Size: 5.5×8.5, ISBN: 9781982205010

“This could be one of the most important books you will ever read.” – Dave R.

Grace W. Wroldson

Asset Bold Left customers seeking new product-Finally an answer

I was an Asset Bold user and loved the product, just like many others. I also used their other products they had. I noticed my appetite was cut with Asset Bold. I was excited to lose weight easier. When their new version of their products came out, they didn’t work at all. I was upset as were so many other customers. 

Asset bold

Asset Bold made some pretty outrageous claims though considering they didn’t tell the public about their hidden ingredient sibutramine banned by the FDA for serious health concerns. Yes, it may have worked for people and most never even reported a side affect, but it was still illegal. Worst of all, they never told their distributors what was in it. Asset’s whole product line, was all merely a duplication of the same ingredients, maybe adding a new one here and there just like other popular Company Floyd Nutrition did with Slim Trim U, which it was all recalled by the FDA. 

Even worse, the people that sold for Asset Bold, sought out getting a product to replace it. They fooled their sellers by making it a new name, Prime, but yet the same product. WOW what some people will do for a buck. They even had people sign agreements to sell this product they knew was a recalled product already.  So yet again, after the FDA caught on, it was yet again recalled, leaving customer’s in the dark. 

I then began looking around and asking other users what they were using instead. Many told me they used several other things that claimed to be the same and was not. Waste of money. I finally found a post from someone who had been using Skinny Bee Platinum. So I did like anyone else would do and Googled it. I found a lot of good things said about it as well as a lot of testimonies. I wanted to know more about it, so I went to the page on their site, https://skinnybeepollendiet.com/skinny-bee-platinum-diet

skinny bee platinum

This site is an independent site for Elite Weight Loss Supplements. It sells Skinny Bee Platinum, Skinny Bee Gold, Skinny Bee Xtreme, Skinny Elite and Elite Boost detoxify. I was impressed on the amount of information. I was excited to see a company selling USA made products that actually has documentation that they are USA made. Not someone just making a claim. They even own trademarks to their product names.

I sent in an email requesting some more information and the owner was very helpful. She even gave me great tips for getting started on my new way of eating for faster results. 

Since I started taking Skinny Bee Platinum I have lost 26 pounds and 7 inches off my waist. It’s great to know these are USA made with quality appetite suppressant and has built in detox which I needed. I have gotten my energy back and haven’t worried about food or had cravings anymore. The weight is coming off again. Sure it isn’t just all the pill itself, I do drink my water like they told me to, and I avoid a lot of processed foods/carbs.
But the weight loss struggle is so much easier for me now. 

I was so excited to share my results with my friends and family members that I decided to sign up as an Affiliate and I’ve been making pretty decent money each week just for sharing my link they give me on social media. I went to their Affiliate Page on Elite Weight Loss  to join, https://www.eliteweightloss.com/weight-loss-affiliate-program/. They gave me a lot of help getting started and their sellers support group as well as their weight loss group is so helpful. You’re not left in the dark about products wondering what is going on. The products sell themselves because they work and Elite Weight Loss even have a 5 start review on Google.

I was even amazed to see the owner has a video explaining every product in detail on You tube! I found the Channel under Elite Weight Loss when I was doing my search.  It was so helpful.

Skinny Bee Platinum has changed my life. Here is a little information on it as well: 


  • 24 Hour Appetite Control
  • Bee Pollen You Love
  • Stop Cravings
  • Clean Energy
  • Mood Boost
  • Mild Detox
  • Shed Belly Fat
  • Thermogenic

Skinny Bee Platinum is a unique blend of synergistic traditional Chinese herbal ingredients formulated with USA grade quality appetite suppressants and made in the USA.

Stop looking for QUALITY Bee Pollen Supplements!  Stop buying products that don’t work.

  • Skinny Bee Platinum is made with reputation in mind, quality, trust and from our experienced team.
  • Skinny Bee Platinum will boost your weight loss by controlling your appetite and food cravings, reducing the urge to snack.
  • Skinny Bee Platinum will assist with appetite control, detox of liver, colon, while providing a quality vitamin mix while Flushing the colon and liver to assist with extra weight loss.
  • You may also combine this with our Boost detox.
  • Skinny Bee Platinum contains thermogenic fat burners that work synergisticly to provide you a boost of energy to get you through the day, focusing on hard to burn belly fat.

Skinny Bee Platinum will boost your weight loss.

Skinny Bee Platinum is a great weight loss supplement for men and women that can control your appetite while providing you energy for the entire day, or as a preworkout energy boost.

Skinny Bee Platinum works to control calories and as a fat burning supplement.

If you are searching for quality Bee Pollen supplements for how to lose weight fast, you have found them.

For any person of any fitness level, looking to get lean, burn stored fat and reduce your BM and waist circumference.

Following a diet plan like Keto diet, low carbohydrate, Paleo, but need additional carbohydrate control, this vitamin supplement is for you.

Skinny Bee Platinum is a high quality, made in the USA, weight loss supplement.

Skinny Bee Platinum can help you control your cortisol level, the stress hormone that makes you gain weight by improving your mood and focus.

Skinny Bee Platinum contains 60 capsules per bottle.

DIRECTIONS: 2 CAPSULES PER SERVING AS TOLERATED. Always start with one capsule to assess tolerance.


Bee Pollen, Chinese Yam, Senna Cassia, Barberry Wolfberry Fruit, Black Truffle, Hawthorne,Green Tea,Caffeine, Ginseng, Aloe, Lotus Leaf, Dandelion, Radish Seed,Rhubarb, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Buckthorn, Polygonum Multiflorum, Astragalus, Gynostemma, Vitamin Mix, Physillium and USA grade appetite suppressants.



Please share my new found love with your friends and let them know how much this product can help them end their weight loss struggles.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to read!

Skinny Elite Real VS Fake?

Are you concerned that your favorite product Skinny Elite may not be the real deal?

Skinny Elite Registered Trademark number 5201525 is owned by Bee Extremely Amazed LLC. 


Bee Extremely Amazed LLC is the sole owner of Skinny Elite dietary supplement.

Skinny Elite weight loss capsules are pink and the bottle is clear with a black lid and the logo Elite Weight Loss is situated on the upper right corner. 

The word “skinny” appears in black letters while the word “ELITE” appears in bold pink just below it followed by the words “weight loss”. Bee Extremely Amazed LLC name and www.eliteweightloss.com both appear on the label under the supplement facts. 

Skinny Elite has been informed there are potential imposters, counterfeits and possible trademark infringements on Skinny Elite.

Bee Extremely Amazed has secured legal council to defend it’s trademark and name against this. Legal action will include trademark infringement suit, confusion in the market place tactics by counterfeit products and use of name, posing a health risk to the consumer, and will seek monetary damages for loss of sales and damages including all legal fees and possible imprisionment.

Bee Extremely Amazed and Elite Weight Loss Supplements are made in the USA in a GMP facility with all paperwork on file. 

Bee Extremely Amazed LLC also owns several other trademarks relating to it’s brand including:

Bee Extremely Amazed, Skinny Elite, Elite Weight Loss, Skinny Bee Pollen, Skinny Bee Xtreme, Curve Bee Pollen, Sizzle Me Skinny,
Bee Pollen for Weight Loss, and assumes the names of their other products, Elite Shreds Max, Ignite, Skinny Bee Gold, Astonished, Physique, Keto Elite
to also be a common use in trade as their trademark in dietary supplements.

Skinny Elite Bee Pollen offenders will be prosecuted as well for misleading the public, misbranding supplements, providing false information to credit cards companies regarding the sale of counterfeit products, possible risk to the public’s health if the counterfeits are found to have negative impact on health or any unlabeled ingredients. If you are not buying Skinny Elite from Elite Weight Loss or one of it’s authorized distributors or Affiliates we suggest you toss the product to the can.

Authentic Skinny Elite can be purchased at www.skinnyelite.com, www.beeextremelyamazed.com , www.eliteweightloss.com, www.skinnybeepollen.com, and other authorized sites.

Remember: if it’s not pink, it’s not Skinny Elite!

New Flow State Nootropic Supplement Helps with Flow

Smart Cookie Solutions Inc. introduces Flow State, the nootropic supplement that can enhance mental performance, increase energy, expand memory recall, boost mood, support brain health, and many more. Inspired by the term coined by Dr. Csikszentmihalyi, Flow State is meant to achieve the state of flow required to perform the increasing mental challenges of modern day work.

According to Dr. Csikszentmihalyi, Flow State can only be achieved with the right combination of challenge and skill. Not everyone is presented the opportunity to take their skills and concentration to the next level that’s why Flow State was made to provide a shortcut required to do mental challenges of all difficulty levels whether it’s as menial as data entry or as difficult strategic planning.

Flow State was formulated using only natural ingredients recognized by the scientific and natural medicine community as potent medicines for brain health.

These brain boosting ingredients include Gingko Biloba, Phosphatidylserine, N-Acetyl L-Carnitine HC, St-John’s Wort, L-Glutamine, Bacopa monnieri Leaf Extract, Vinpocetine Seed, and Huperzine-A. All ingredients are checked for interaction ensuring that it is safe for consumption.

Aside from enhancing mental performance, Flow State also supports mechanisms in the brain that help fight brain fog, stress, and neurodegenerative diseases.

With the current state of the world today, where work hours are longer, junk food is more accessible than healthy food, and attention spans are shorter because of social media, it’s easy to fall trap into these conditions. Flow State helps counter these dangerous effects by enhancing brain performance as well as protecting it against cognitive problems.

One need not to be a high-powered corporate executive to take Flow State. If a job requires a lot of mental energy and focus, Flow State is just the right nootropic to take. It’s an all-natural supplement to induce flow in moments where productivity matters the most.

Flow State is available on-line at www.flowstatenow.com website and also on Amazon.com. Interested parties can reach out to us at 1-315-750-4870.


I, Dr. Ancho T. BADEV, I am honored to be nominated as a representative of Charles Gregoire de Rothschild Groupe for Bulgaria, including but not limited to, for the division of FINTECH, BLOCKCHAIN, ICO, CRYPTO CURRENCIES. 
I hold degrees Chemical Technology &  Engineering, University Bulgaria, Post Doctorate System Engineering, Mendeleev Chemical Technology Institute, Moscow.
Was deeply involved in Strategic energy projects(Refinery & Petrochemicals), R&D new processes & materials,chemical reactors.
Lead turn key chemical and metallurgy projects Eastern Europe ,North Africa and South East Asia.
Served as Director Atlas SA, NOVATECH, SCINTECH, General Power Consortium, ASBPL Group. Founder of Advanced Technology & Solutions Europe. Launched Pro-Health Project(technology & medicine) for prevention & recovery heavy disease.
Was governments advisory Strategic Development in South East Asia and North Africa.
Per solidarity to my dear French friend & colleague Charles, it’s an opportunity, to defend his precious & excellent reputation worldwide. Because it’s unfair I  have decided to act myself; stubbornly he doesn’t defend himself, he’s too proud & above all those gossips.
There’s no logic to those despicable fabricated accusations, only people not Thinking, Uneducated, Stupid or Overlooking to believe in those internet slanders, for the following reasons:
Ridiculously, there is no mention of any complainant’ clients’ names; only anonymous & unscrupulous defamations. Obviously nobody verified the authenticity of those fake & absurd claims. 
Rothschilds will not have signed an agreement with Charles, if he wasn’t legitimate. 
And certainly, he couldn’t have been authorized to marry to the prestigious Paul Mellon’s granddaughter, whose Mellon Bank merged with BNY. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellon  she’s the daughter of John W. Warner, former Senior US Senator Virginia, for 30 years, was Chairman Armed Committee, which controls FBI, CIA, Defense, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner her father was married to actress Elisabeth Taylor. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Taylor
When Charles divorced, because his wife trusted him, they had no prenuptial; he refused to claim any financial benefit, which he was entitled. His assets were overseas, but despite having knowledge of all her financial statements, because she wanted him to manage her money, which he declined, to avoid any conflicts or issues. 
The name matter is private. 
Charles has a huge prestigious contacts worldwide including in majors social networks. 
Amongst relationships: Thomas C Odell, the former President of Conoco International & former Chairman of DuPont, NV, is his friend & partner. 
He’s a close friend & associate of Mr. Kenneth Bock, former CEO of American Reinsurance & CEO of Munich Re Capital Markets, as well CEO of the combined companies.  Also, Ken  held executive positions with Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas Capital Markets, UBS Securities & Morgan Stanley. 
Also he’s a close friend & former associate of Eric Attias, former CEO/ CIO of Union Bancaire Privee, Geneva, Switzerland & CEO/ CIO Societe Générale, France. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=24738779&privcapId=104559384
Those websites are making money on the traffic online using unfair business practices. The profits are generated in advertising & ironically on referral fees from reputation repairs companies. 
The Proof: How come & why those postings companies are they using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to be ahead of the newer & newest posts & Press Releases?!
Certainly, as in the EU, those unfounded defaming postings will be outlawed & deleted in the US soonest as well. Principally, that the Governments & major political figures & others are under virulent attacks & inundated by extremely negativities online for all type of people. 
If those unverified links were real, he will have been in legal troubles. 
Examples of bonafide Real cons/scammers:
$65 Billion Fraud:
$7 Billion Fraud:
Charles could have done $Trillion, if those  dishonest embezzled so much; but it’s not his mentality. 
I have witnessed, that he’s always helping the underprivileged worldwide, regardless of anything. 
This clarification is done for the sake of justice.                           
                    Charles Gregoire de Rothschild 



HomeopathyStore announces the launch of Anna’s Remedies “Allergy Escape”, allergy relief formula.

The natural health store expects customers to suffer less during the allergy season using the new lactose-free homeopathic oral spray for allergy relief formulated by world-renowned homeopath Miranda Castro.


Baltimore, MD, May 14, 2018— HomeopathyStore has announced an addition to its homeopathic product line through the introduction of a new new lactose-free homeopathic oral spray for allergy relief formulated by world-renowned homeopath Miranda Castro.


“Allergy Escape is a safe and effective natural healing solution. Conventional allergy medications can have side effects. Some make people drowsy and unable to work or drive. Allergy Escape doesn’t.” said Mirando Castro, celebrated homeopath, best-selling author, and popular lecturer around the world.  Anna Wirth, Founder, of HomeopathyStore explains,”We are always searching for smart, natural solutions and dedicated alternative healthcare providers right here in the US. Working with highly-praised homeopath Miranda Castro is an incredible privilege.”

Anna’s Remedies is HomeopathyStore’s own brand that is proudly compounded in the Heartland of the US. Their certified homeopathic pharmacy has been making hand-succussed homeopathic remedies for more than 25 years, always embracing the highest standards of excellence.

Allergy Escape is a unique, complementary combination of homeopathic remedies that augment each other.  Together, they create a safe, effective healing medicine for all symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies. No more sneezing, red itchy burning puffy watery eyes, runny or stuffy nose, sinus pain, foggy head, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, or itchy skin with Allergy Escape.

Wirth is pleased to announce the launch of “Allergy Escape” this season. She describes it as “coming in a convenient lactose-free oral spray with 90 doses for just $19.95. You just spray 2 squirts directly into your mouth 3 times a day or as often as you need it. One bottle will last you at least a month.”


For more information about “Allergy Escape” from the HomeopathyStore, visit https://www.homeopathystore.com/products/allergy-escape .




APIW to Honor Maria T. Vullo as APIW 2018 Insurance Woman of the Year

APIW, Inc. (the Association of Professional Insurance Women) announced that Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent Financial Services, State of New York, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the APIW Insurance Woman of the Year Award. A cocktail reception and award ceremony honoring Superintendent Vullo will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Grand Hyatt in New York City.

In announcing this year’s award, APIW President Susan Zdroik said: “We are proud to present the 2018 APIW Woman of the Year award to NY Superintendent of Financial Services, Maria T. Vullo. As an enthusiastic supporter of women in the insurance industry, she best exemplifies APIW’s organizational goals of helping professional insurance women advance in their careers.  Ms. Vullo is a recognized leader in protecting women’s rights globally and has been widely recognized for her selfless pro bono work prior to taking on her current position.  It is therefore our privilege and honor to announce Maria T. Vullo as this year’s recipient of our highest honor, the APIW Woman of the Year.”

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo said: “I am honored and truly grateful to have been chosen for the Association of Professional Insurance Women’s prestigious “Woman of the Year Award”. It is empowering to be chosen by APIW, an organization that provides critical and essential opportunities to encourage, promote and recognize women’s success and survival.”

Maria T. Vullo was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Superintendent Financial Services on June 15, 2016. She was nominated for the position by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Prior to joining DFS, Ms. Vullo was a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she led civil, criminal, and regulatory investigations and handled precedent-setting pro bono cases in support of women’s rights. Ms. Vullo also served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice Division in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, under then New York State Attorney General Cuomo. 

As DFS Superintendent, Ms. Vullo manages a staff of more than 1,350 individuals, supervising the activities of more than 1,400 insurance companies with assets of more than $4.3 trillion, and nearly 1,500 banking and other financial institutions with assets of more than $2.6 trillion. Under her leadership, DFS has undertaken new policy initiatives addressing consumer protections and industry regulation, including a first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulation, and anti-money laundering regulation, as well as various initiatives designed to protect and advance the rights of women and girls. Governor Cuomo appointed Superintendent Vullo to the New York State Council on Women and Girls, which broadly focuses on multiple areas of impact: education, economic opportunity, work force equity, leadership, healthcare, child care, safety and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Under Superintendent Vullo, DFS has ensured that all New York women have access to the reproductive healthcare products and services they deserve. DFS has undertaken initiatives to expand access to breast cancer screening; allow domestic violence survivors to enroll in health insurance plans at any time of the year; strengthen access to infertility treatments; and support pregnant and post-partum women by ensuring insurance coverage for maternal depression screening and treatment.

Ms. Vullo has received numerous awards including the New York Women Making a Difference Award from Eleanor’s Legacy, the Mario M. Cuomo Public Service Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Interfaith Nutrition Network, and the Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award from A Better Balance, among many other awards and professional recognitions.

The APIW Insurance Woman of the Year Award, first presented in 1976, recognizes an exceptional woman who has achieved prominence in her profession and has made significant contributions to the insurance industry.  

Introducing &SISTERS, the UK’s first certified organic cotton customisable feminine care subscription box

Periods are natural. &SISTERS believes that feminine care should be too. &SISTERS has just launched a range of 100% natural and ultra-reliable organic cotton products that are better for our bodies and better for our environment. And what’s more you can buy any combination you like. Customers customise their period pack online from a selection of different products and absorbencies and have them delivered to their door (or desk!). &SISTERS is a company with a conscience and is donating 10% of profits to help tackle period poverty around the globe.

 Claire Lettice, founder of &SISTERS, thinks it’s time to change the way we think about feminine care..

A lover of all things natural, she set out to discover why there was no ingredients list on her box of tampons. She asked lots of questions and got some murky answers. She read all the research she could find and commissioned some of her own. She discovered that:

  • We’re in the dark: 80% of women1 believe that mainstream products are made from cotton. They’re not. 
  • Manufacturers are happy for things to stay that way: If they were obliged to list their ingredients we’d find out about the processed synthetic fibres, non-biodegradable superabsorbent polymers and plastic that most products are made with. And the chemical-bleaching too.
  • Women want things to change: The current trend is for clean beauty and women are increasingly looking for natural and gentle products, scrutinising the labels on toiletries as intently as those on food.
  • Customisation is key: Only 24% just use pads, and only 15% just use tampons. Most women use a combination and want packs with a mix of product types and absorbencies. What’s currently for sale lags behind what women want.

&SISTERS gives women a choice of products that are better for their body, better for the planet and better for womankind.

  • Better for the body: Natural and ultra-reliable tampons, pads and liners made with 100% certified organic cotton.2 Free from chlorine, perfumes, viscose, superabsorbent polymers and other nasties. Hypoallergenic and pH neutral so ideal for sensitive skin.
  • Better for the planet: Sustainable and biodegradable, organic cotton feminine care is kinder on our oceans and water systems. Organic cotton uses 91% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton.3
  • Better for womankind: ‘Period poverty’ is a global issue: UNICEF estimates that at least 1 in 10 girls in Africa and India miss or drop out of school because of their periods. This is significant because for every year a girl stays in school her future income increases by 10%-20%. &SISTERS has pledged to donate 10% of profits to Binti in India and AFRIpads in Africa – charities committed to ensuring no woman is held back by her periods.4

Using a subscription model, &SISTERS enables women to buy feminine care the way that works best for them:

  • Pick-and-mix products: Women can customise their packs with the ideal combination of products (tampons with or without biodegradable cardboard applicators, pads and liners) and absorbencies (very light, light, medium and heavy) to suit their period. 
  • Sit back and relax: &SISTERS eco-friendly letterbox packs are delivered direct to doors (or desks!) as often as every month, every two months or whenever customers ask them to. Products arrive in a stylish, cotton bag.

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As a start-up, we’re very open to reader offers, free samples, competitions, product reviews, blogger outreach campaigns etc. We have some super sample packs and bags, and are happy to give a way trial/discount codes for the subscription service, so please do get in touch if you have a primarily female audience and you think your readers would like these.

About the feminine care market

 Data from Mintel5 shows the feminine care market in the UK is worth £280m, with 68% of (18.5m women) using period products and/or liners on a monthly basis. Pads account for 52% of the UK market by value, tampons 29% and liners 19%. 

Target customers

The &SISTERS’ core audience is women aged 18-39 (9.2 million women) who like to take care of themselves and care about their bodies. This group is focused on the health benefits of products, spending more on natural and organic beauty products. However, the sweet spot is the 18-25 year old age group (3.2 million). This group are most concerned about environmental impact and familiar with clean beauty and clean living. Sustainability is increasingly on every millennial female’s agenda.

Looking at this audience attitudinally, we know 7.5 million (41%) are prepared to pay more for environmentally-friendly products (rising to 45% amongst 15-24 year olds) and 8 million (44%) are keen on buying products from companies who give something back to society (rising to 52% amongst 15-24’s and 46% amongst 25-34’s).6


Launched in: February 2018

HQ address: 47 Deodar Road, London SW15 2NU

&SISTERS certified organic products are sourced in Europe and packed in London. 

In summary:

Periods are natural. &SISTERS believes that feminine care should be too. &SISTERS offers women a choice of 100% natural and ultra-reliable organic cotton products that are better for their bodies and better for our environment. Customers choose their own period products to match their needs and &SISTERS delivers direct to their door or desk!. And, because no woman should be held back by having periods, we give 10% of our profits to tackling ‘period poverty’ around the globe. Feminine care with a conscience.

&SISTERS. Better for your body, the planet and womankind.

1 &SISTERS online consumer research, 2017

2 All products are made from cotton certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard, the gold standard for organic cotton, by Soil Association certification no. DK14305

3 http://cottonconnect.org/planting-seed-organic-cotton

4 Just £5 pays for an annual supply of period products

5 Mintel, Feminine Hygiene and Sanitary Protection Products, UK, March 2016

6 2015 Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report