Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE)
President/CEO of Naturipe Farms, LLC
Entrepreneur, Leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank
Vice President, Technology, Produce Marketing Association
CEO, Produce Marketing Association
She started as a part-time service clerk. She’s since been named a Top Woman in Grocery by Progressive Grocer, a Supermarket News’ Power 50, Mass Market Retailer’s Most Influential Women in Mass Market Retailing and The Packer’s Produce Marketer of the Year. Cathy works tirelessly to help PMA members more effectively engage with each other and consumers. Prior to PMA, Cathy was the president of Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s, and remains an active board member for a variety of nonprofits in children’s health, the food industry and female leadership development. Cathy enjoys cycling, surfing and photographic adventures with her husband and daughters.
Actress, Musician, Producer, Entrepreneur and Author
Center For Growing Talent Women’s Fresh Perspective Speaker
Queen Latifah is a critically acclaimed television and film actress, musician, producer, entrepreneur, and author. Her acting accolades include: an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Miramax’s Chicago; an Emmy nomination, Golden Globe win and a SAG Award win for her role in Life Support; an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nomination; a SAG Award win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role in Bessie, an HBO biopic, and a NAACP Image Award win for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special for her role in Flint, a Lifetime original. Latifah has not just been recognized for acting: she has earned seven total Grammy nominations including a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994. She was most recently cast as Ursula in ABC’s upcoming live TV musical of “The Little Mermaid.” She has starred in over 40 feature films, has executive produced over 60 titles, and was the first hip hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has been a CoverGirl for nearly 15 years, performed for the President, and hosted the Nobel Peace Prize concert. Latifah has run her own makeup line for over 10 years, launched 3 successful fragrances, and authored 2 books. Latifah also owns and operates Flavor Unit Entertainment, a production company, with her business partner Shakim Compere.
Vice President of Marketing, California Avocado Commission