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Cheryl Gentry

Biography

As Founder and CEO of Glow Global Events, an award-winning event management agency, Cheryl has crisscrossed the globe supervising, coordinating, and executing hundreds of pieces of the puzzle that magically come together when any one of her events launches. From picking the Nordic menu in Copenhagen, to the walk-through in Berlin to verify the hotel was just as good as the gorgeous photos, to playing a round of golf in Mauritius with an executive to finalize the smallest details, this entrepreneur brings the full range of her energy, expertise and enthusiasm to each project she... READ MORE

As Founder and CEO of Glow Global Events, an award-winning event management agency, Cheryl has crisscrossed the globe supervising, coordinating, and executing hundreds of pieces of the puzzle that magically come together when any one of her events launches. From picking the Nordic menu in Copenhagen, to the walk-through in Berlin to verify the hotel was just as good as the gorgeous photos, to playing a round of golf in Mauritius with an executive to finalize the smallest details, this entrepreneur brings the full range of her energy, expertise and enthusiasm to each project she takes on.

She has received a variety of awards including being honored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for their 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Award, and named 2017 Top Influential Women in Meetings. She was selected as a 2017 Mentor for New York City’s WE Initiative. She is a 2017 Brava Award Winner by SmartCEO Magazine. Named 2017 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur, was honored in 2014 by the Howard University Alumni Assoc. receiving the Golden Bison Award. In 2009, she was inducted into the YWCA/New York City Top Women Executives and in 2007 Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Founders Award for Excellence in Service, just to name a few.

In addition to being a leader in the $40-billion event industry, Cheryl is a strategic entrepreneur constantly seeking out innovative opportunities. Currently setting her sights on the diversity-challenged world of tech, she’s developing an event tech platform, called Onsite Planner, which is set to revolutionize the event planning industry.
Cheryl has been a role model and prominent voice on entrepreneurship and serving as a four-term judge for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
An avid international traveler for business as well as pleasure, she journeyed to Cuba on a humanitarian mission, and has visited Dubai, Madrid, Barcelona, Portugal, Davos, South Africa, Bahamas, Copenhagen, Brazil, Japan, Barbados, London, Berlin, Ireland, Cannes, Morocco and Zurich in the last few years. She summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 5 days, skydived from 10,000 feet, trekked alongside silverback gorillas in Rwanda, walked with lions in South Africa and swam with dolphins in Mexico.
Between tennis, travel and golf games, Gentry carves out time for philanthropic pursuits. After spending time with a client at an event in Rwanda, she joined the board of the Kigali Reading Center. She’s also on the board of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

To find out more about Glow Global Events, please visit their website at www.glowglobalevents.com

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