Magie is a CEO, a Business Coach and an Author who shares her unique strategies that made her successful in life and in business.
Why you should book Magie Cook for your next event
- Mindset & business strategies and stories that empower businesses and organizations from a bootstrapped entrepreneur who started her life in an orphanage and sold her start-up for $231M with GF.
- She is the founder of a company that she started with $800 after she was homeless which was later sold to Campbells Soup for 231M. She helps entrepreneurs discover their hidden personal power so they can increase their revenue and make an impact in the world.
- Magie delivers 50+ customized keynotes every year on business development, leadership, diversity & inclusion, social impact, philanthropy, and peak performance.
Magie Cook, whose birth name is Magdalena De La Cruz Cook Garcia, is a Latino businesswoman who was born in an orphanage in Mexico. She grew up in poverty along with 68 brothers and sisters. She missed her opportunity to play basketball for the Mexican National team because she broke her collarbone. Shortly after she immigrated to the US on a basketball scholarship at the University of Charleston.
After obtaining her college degree, and not being able to find a job, Magie became homeless and lived on the streets. When someone recognized her, she was given a place to stay. A few weeks later, she entered a Fresh Salsa competition for the State of West Virginia and won unanimously. At this event, she was given $800 to start her business.
Not knowing anything about business and with perseverance, she created Maggie’s All-Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips, a company that grew into a multi-million-dollar business within 4 years and distributed products across 38 states to major supermarkets such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods and many more. At the height of her success in 2015, Maggie’s Salsa sold to Campbell’s Soup. Shortly after, she went back to Mexico and rescued 31 orphaned children from a drug cartel.
As a CEO, Magie shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her super successful in life and in business. She was given a Nobel Entrepreneurial Prize in Mexico, the Small Business Administration gave her the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the University of Charleston Awarded her into the Hall of Fame, and West Virginia inducted her into their Generation Next, 40 under 40. Magie is a board member of AFIRE Pinellas, an organization that provides educational scholarships to kids with disabilities.
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