CREATIV MAGAZINE Special Edition- Mimi's Boutiq | Page 11

For Merline’s skills sets expands beyond fashion entrepreneurship but aims to highlight women’s empowerment and strength for female entrepreneurs and professionals especially in the Haitian American community. In 2016, Merline and team hosted the first Mimi’s BoutiQ “For the Women by the Women Brunch” where well known professional and artists have been invited to speak on important topics relative to women such as finances, business innovativeness, and health topics such as cancer and more. The annual brunches are highly anticipated event that many women look forward to attend to benefit from the workshops and motivational lectures.

Merline has outgrown herself as a speaker for the past two years and hope to bring changes and awareness by sharing her knowledge and experiences.

Merline received several awards this year for her hard work in the community and one of them being YOPro 20 under 40. This awards is selected for young professionals under 40 doing great work in our community. She also had the opportunity to be part of the NAAHP, an annual conference for the Haitian Americans progressing and moving forward with Haiti and its development. She is getting ready to receive an award for 100 Successful Women in Business by the Global Chamber of Commerce.

Merline Thermora is 21st century trailblazer in the growing fashion business community and relentlessly seeks to lift up and motivate other women in her community. She is the wife to her number one supporter Mr. Sadrac St. Juste, the mother of two toddler boys Giovani and Sedric and a woman of faith. With the support of her family, team and peers Merline seeks strength daily to expand her brand and to help others. She has a saying that she follows and shares often with those around her that says” in life there will be curves, there will be tears, people will give up on you but as long as you have God and you don’t give up on yourself, There’s nothing that you cannot do”. Merline Thermora Saint Juste is living testimony of this statement. | Special Edition | Feb 2021 | CREATIV | 11