Shirley Gerges

  • Paris - France.

Hobbies: Reading - Business Etiquette - Pilates - Discovering exotic cultures.

Profile

Trilingual speaker with a five year international experience. I am
currently studying an MBA in Luxury Brand Management
(Specializing in Fashion Jewelry and Cosmetics) looking for a career in the
luxury sector starting April 2015. Winner of Graduate Project of year 2015: "Nicolas de Barry Business Case" Luxury Challenge.

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Oct 2014

Speaker

Toastmaster International. Beirut.

Presenting public speeches in various topics such as global business, creative technology, etiquette, and leadership development.
Organizing events, workshops, conferences, and panel discussions.
Strengthening cooperation with guests through networking events and
Toastmasters weekly meetings.
Coming up with creative tools to enhance the image for Toastmasters weekly meetings.

Jun 2013 - Oct 2013

Communications Coordinator

Brazilian Embassy. Beirut.

Coordinating, managing, and implementing cultural events with the media.
Preparing events with foreign missions, private, and public institutions.

May 2011 - Dec 2012

Learning, Development and Facilitating Expert.

Ideas Group. Dekwaneh.

Identifying, designing, and planning training programs.
Overseeing the research and development department while suggesting new training techniques for existing ones.
Developing ideas, campaigns, and tech tools for the organization.
Presenting seminars in Tech, leadership, consumer behavior and business.
Research and Development: Brand and competitor audits - Trend research
and analysis - Brand story - Brand architecture - Digital strategy.
Managing the re-design of client websites to become more user friendly.
Writing the weekly blog.
Conceptualizing, analyzing and designing short films ‘Powerful People’ and
‘The Knowledge Society’.
Powerful People Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=nfVBDkhc7XQ
The Knowledge Society: Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=NCzlz9vFUog

Dec 2009 - Jan 2011

Communication and Facilitating Officer

Kunhadi. Road Safety NGO. Beirut.

Planning high-impact campaign programs. (Action Plan, project
management,)
Acting as program representative for board members, new volunteers, loyal,
and potential partners in all events.
Mentoring new members within the road safety organization.
Leading fundraising strategies to support the organization’s cause.
Engaging and training members and volunteers with road safety activities.
Writing for company press releases, award entries, and pitches.
Applying creative thinking for social media strategy.

Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

Recording Industry Intern

International Songwriting Competition. TN, USA

Carrying out market and consumer online research.
Performing data management.
Filing and managing stock.

Aug 2007 - Present

MTSU Study Abroad Intern

The Knowledge Society

Interviewing MTSU students seeking an exchange program and matching
them with the best program that fits their needs.
Briefing study abroad students on cultural factors prior to studying abroad.
Performing research and analysis on study-abroad opportunities and
scholarships for MTSU international students.
Providing advising needs to students while liaising with academic staff.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Fashion Stylist

American Eagle Outfitters. TN, USA.

Providing style and fashion advice for customers.
Fitting customers’ body types with AE fashion line.

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015

MBA in Luxury Brand Management. Specialization: Fashion, Jewelry and Cosmetics

Institut des Hautes Études Économiques et Commerciales - Grande École de Commerce. Paris. France
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

B.Sc Mass Communication and French Literature. Minor: Business Management

Middle Tennessee State University MTSU. TN. USA.

Skills

Skills

Technical

Adobe Illustrator and inDesign –Microsoft Word – Excel – Pwpt –
Keynote – iMovie – Excellent at enhancing media.

Languages

English (Native) - French (Fluent) - Arabic (Fluent)- Italian (Basic)

Certifications

2014: Attended a full-day training at Antwerp Diamond District.
2013: Competent Communicator Certification by Toastmaster International. (2 years)
2012: Image Etiquette Certification by Association for Image Consultants International. (AICI)
2012: Certified in Communication Skills, Customer Excellence, Business Strategy.
2010: Social Media Workshop Certified by BBC Reporter Laura Shields.
2009: Conflict Prevention and Transformation Workshop Certified by UNDP. (10 day workshop)
2007: Marketing Scholarship presented Recreation Center Marketing Director Jenny Crouch at Middle Tennessee State University.