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Yale Women Innovators Series: Annie Brown

  • Tsai CITY 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor New Haven, CT (map)

Join us for a Yale Women Innovators Series breakfast talk with Annie Brown, Founder and CEO of Natural Annie Essentials. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Annie is no stranger to the nourishing, healing power of oils and herbs. She has always been a creative soul, with an eye for all things bright 'n' bold, (can you tell from her packaging)? Annie is a plant lover and also enjoys a huge glass of merlot. She is a Certified Aromatherapist who has a passion for taking nature's most scrumptious ingredients and turning them into divine beauty products and soy candles you just can't live without. When she is not making all the things in her home studio she is usually chasing her baby girls, Tiffany and Thalia. Annie created her company, NaturalAnnie Essentials, out of the need to care for her daughter Tiffany, who had a severe skin breakout after her spina bifida & hydrocephalus surgeries. After prescribed medications did not work, Annie turned to what she was familiar with: herbs, oils and natural butter. This was when she started to notice Tiffany’s skin started to make a change for the better. Today Annie describes her company as an island-inspired one-stop shop for uniquely scented handmade soy candles and bath & body products. She works daily to make you and your home look, smell, and feel good!

Yale Women Innovators is a speaker series designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, and networking in support of women and non-binary femme innovators across Yale's campus. Over breakfast, kick off your day with a welcoming community as inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs share their stories.

The series is produced by WE@Yale, a joint initiative of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) and the Yale SOM Program on Entrepreneurship.


Earlier Event: September 13
Ocean Agency Creative Jam Kickoff
Later Event: September 18
Yale Pitch Slam