Unified Brainz is resolute in presenting and celebrating the exemplary careers of some of the most stalwart personalities whose fortitude, assiduousness and willpower have made them claim the highest level of glory. This year again, we are proud to present one more limited edition of the unique dark mode Coffee Table Book, “Who’s Who of The Industry”, which is marked in the World Book of Records, London, where we have handpicked the success stories of individuals who have made an inedible mark in their respective industries and emerged as victorious leaders.
Andrea Sasha Ortiz is a perfect example of the powerful marriage of beauty with intelligence—she is not only an award-winning international pageant Queen, she is also a beauty mogul, strategic consultant, mental health influencer, author, executive film producer, and TEDx speaker. A graduate of the prestigious Spelman College and Columbia University, Andrea Sasha holds memberships in the G100, Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), Dallas Arboretum Women’s Auxiliary, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and several alumni groups.
As the reigning International Ms. North America 2023, Andrea Sasha serves as a global influencer for economic freedom, mental health, civic engagement, and leadership for women. In addition, she is the Chief Beauty Officer of the emerging luxury beauty brand Golden G!ddess Beauty Co. (GGBC), and founder of both a successful non-profit, The Devorah Malka Society and of the diversified private holdings entity, AMORE.
As a multi-generational female entrepreneur, business ownership was always in Andrea Sasha’s DNA. She grew up watching her aunties and great-aunties create things of beauty with their hands, and her grandmother doing accounting and finance while managing properties. Her mother is a CEO and female pioneer in construction management, mortgage banking, and real estate development. Andrea Sasha recalls, “these women laid the framework for how I understand business management and the daily workings of a Chief Beauty Officer and visionary at the helm of a luxury brand.”
GGBC is the brainchild of Andrea Sasha’s lifelong love affair with “womanly arts.” The emerging brand produces one-of-a-kind luxury skincare, beauty, and wellness products, infused with sustainably-sourced precious gemstones and other organic ingredients. This combined with technology-driven skincare tools and techniques is guaranteed to make every woman feel like a G!ddess (pronounced ‘goddess’).
Launched during the pandemic, Golden G!ddess Beauty Co. is a brand committed to promoting total wellness. Throughout the pandemic, Andrea Sasha partnered with various organizations and groups to collaborate on projects close to her heart. Specifically, she gave a TED talk about how entrepreneurship can be leveraged as a tool for women thriving past intimate partner violence (IPV). She then partnered with Glam Gloss Kiss to produce a range of limited edition lip crèmes and on-the-go beauty kits, some of which were donated to women’s shelters in her community. And most recently, she became an executive producer of a short film ‘Strange Fruit’ in partnership with the prolific directors of U. K.’s CineBooth, screenwriter Naveed Mir and producer Vlad Ghilas. She stated, “The film underscored the impact of the quarantine mandates on the mental health, strength, and resiliency of IPV survivors worldwide. Naveed and Vlad are visionaries, and I knew I had to be part of this amazing project!”
Andrea Sasha’s grit and determination have earned her many global achievements. In 2015 she became a Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Entwine Global Leadership Fellow, after fundraising over $5,000 to benefit low-income Moroccan Jewish orphans and wards with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. She has since carried this work forward by learning all she can about wards of the state and how to best meet their unique needs. During the 2021-22 year, she was nominated Graduate Council Executive of the Year by her peers, for her unwavering commitment to representing the interests of over 11,000 graduate students across North Texas. Last year, she also accepted the 2022 Milestone Global Award for Entrepreneurship and Pageantry, and was dubbed one of The New York Journal’s Top 30 Women to Watch in 2022. In May she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in Judaic studies from the Esoteric Interfaith Theological Seminary, for her tireless work using spirituality-focused interventions with Veterans. This December will also mark the completion of her PhD in Clinical Psychology. To know more about Andrea, check https://whoswho.world/ or to nominate email, [email protected]