Gerry Elsdon is indeed a very busy and well-known personality, often gracing magazine covers and social pages and always glamorous and poised, she takes on every task with zest and tenacity.
On meeting this motivated lady, however, one is struck by her down to earth approach and her passion for the development of the power of South African women.
After numerous motivational speaking engagements, Gerry felt the need to build on the fundamental goodness of our society and create opportunities through which women can benefit, grow and thrive by taking advantage of the wisdom of other women in the greater community. Her dream is to uplift South African women enabling them to follow their dreams and passions while keeping up with their daily demands.
• CEO Cinnamon Communications
• Founder Gerri E Signature Collection
• Founder of The Gerry Elsdon Foundation
• Global TB Ambassador: International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies
• Media Champion: : StopTB Partnership, World Health Organisation
Gerry Elsdon has become a highly sort after speak and meeting facilitator.
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Gerry Elsdon is an international humanitarian, activist and outspoken voice on issues of women’s empowerment, community regeneration,, wellbeing and its impact on Women and Children in Africa. She is actively working with organisations both at home & abroad to change the plight of our Children, People living with Tuberculosis and Health and Wellness.
She had undertaken speaking engagements internationally at the invitation of the UN, UNAID, UNCTAD, The World Health Organisation, IFRC on behalf of the South African people and Global Communities in plight.
She speaks openly to the issues plaguing our communities and the Humanitarian challenges that we must overcome with a motivational and inspirational voice of someone unafraid to work toward positive change.
To say Gerry Elsdon has a colourful background is a huge understatement! Having been born in District 6, living through the forced removals and Group Areas Act in the Cape in the 80s to getting of a Greyhound bus from Cape Town and meeting Nelson Mandela in an elevator in her first hour in Johannesburg. No one tells her inspiration and uplifting story better than she can.
Gerry is also a successful Businesswoman and Accessory Designer and CEO of a thriving Communications Company.
Through the challenges and achievements she had managed to Mentor young men and women entering the entertainment industry, acts as Patron for Othandweni Family Centre in Soweto and together with her husband Kerry Elsdon constantly opens their home as a place of safety for children in need caring for between 4 and 7 kids at any given time and loving it.
After 3 years as the Spokesperson for Avon, Gerry has now embarked on an independent venture to develop a range of Gerri E Signature Cosmetics as well as to create a range of utterly decadent yet sugar free cupcakes and delights aptly names Gerrilicious!
Gerry Elsdon draws a warm welcoming wherever she is in attendance. Her relaxed and personable style as an MC makes her a pleasure to work with at corporate events with Heads of a State, Captains of Industry and Corporate Staffers alike.
Her ability to interact with her audience, her infectious laugh and bubbly personality adds to her popularity as a speaker and facilitator.