A special recognition honour at the Caribbean Women Inventors & Innovators Network is the latest accolade for the local skin and hair care company.
June 4, 2022 | OnTarget |
Dominican entrepreneur and CEO of Jaydees Naturals, Jodie Dublin-Dangleben, was recently awarded with a special recognition award at the inaugural Caribbean Women Inventors & Innovators Network (CaribbWIIN) Conference and Awards Ceremony, which took place at the Sir John E. St. Luce Conference Center in Antigua. This adds to a list of notable and respected organisations that have recognised the efforts and talents of Dublin-Dangleben and the impact of her burgeoning business.
Organised by the UK-based GlobalWIIN, Dublin-Dangleben says she is grateful for the special honour, adding that she has high hopes for CaribbWIIN, which brought together global female pioneers, leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers and their amazing Caribbean counterparts to network and discuss issues relevant to innovation and sustainability.
“I am truly humbled and grateful for this award. As a solution-minded individual, I am also very impressed by the effort of the organisers to bring together women from around the Region to not only recognise their efforts in innovation, but also to connect them with other persons of influence in their various fields.”
As is the case with many business, Dublin-Dangleben’s company was started with a need, when in 2014 she was unable to find products to care for her hair which she was transitioning from processed to natural state.
“It was really difficult for me to find those products that really treated my hair well, and so I spoke to my grandmother who encouraged me to go to the plants for the answer and that’s just what I did.”
Her products are formulated using local and Caribbean indigenous fruit, leaf and flower extracts, dried herbs, glycerides, essential oils and macerations and proudly preserved in a safe and natural manner.
Her customers, whom she affectionately calls Jaybugs, buy from her range of products which include her first and still popular offering- Whipped Shea Butter. They sing the praises of her Turmeric and Clay Face and Body Mask, which many claim has erased acne and spots from their skin. Her Stinging Nettle Growth Elixir is a maceration of over 34 herbs and oils. Launched in 2020, it sold out in one day and has been one of her best-selling products ever since. In effort to support rural women in Dominica, Jaydees Naturals also vends handmade earrings, made by Dominica’s first people- the Kalinago.
All products are available on her newly launched website www.jaydeesnaturals.