Gladys Mezrahi, President/Founder, Indigo Events
Gladys Mezrahi was educated at The English School in Bogotá, Colombia and University of Miami, in Miami, Florida, where she studied International Finance and Marketing. Her career started at a very young age in Colombia when she founded a top-line skin and body products manufacturing company called Advanced Cosmetics. Gladys oversaw this successful business for 15 years, and then sold it to an international skincare corporation. As part of her belief in ‘giving back’ to her community, Gladys helped several non-profit organizations such as Jafco, Wizo, Nawbo, Owit among others to raise funds through unique events, as well as serving on the Directors Council of her children’s school, Colegio Nueva Granada where she created several programs dedicated to helping teenagers remain drug-free. Following the sale of her cosmetic firm, she became the Private Investment Manager for Pioneer International, an international investment company. Going above and beyond her responsibilities as Private Investment Manager, Gladys created and coordinated seminars and corporate events for members of the financial industry. It was at this point she realized her passion and talent for her successful “Marketing Through Events” concept, and soon began a new company, G & G Events, eventually becoming Indigo Events as she made her office as well as her home into Aventura, since 1999. Today, Gladys is President/CEO of Indigo Events, an international events company with clients such as Visa, The Related Group of Florida, The Museum of Modern Art in Colombia, H & M Developers, Florida Grand Opera, Avianca, Fortune International, El Tiempo, Organization of America States - OEA, Miami International Book Fair, Disney Intitute and Komatsu International among others “Giving back” is still part of Gladys’ dedication to her community in which she lives and works.. She served as Chairman of Women's International Zionist Organization -WIZO-Yonit and is Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Gladys is currently serving as Commissioner of the City of Aventura, Founder and Chairman of the Board of THE POWER OF THE HEELS FOUNDATION, Board Member of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Organization of Women in Trade, member of the Chairman’s Roundtable of the Aventura Marketing Council/ World-Class Chamber of Commerce and a mentor for Women of Tomorrow, as well as creating events that have raised over $2 million to benefit young girls in need. Gladys has been featured in The Miami Herald and recognized as one of the 2016 International Business Women of the Year by the Organization of Women in International Trade and author of an award-winning book, “Mas Wow y Menos Oops”. Despite all her awards and recognitions, Gladys considers her greatest accomplishment to be having raised two wonderful children, Debbie and Nessim, with her husband, Samuel, of 39 years and enjoying 5 amazing grandchildren today.