Santi Flaherty, Tina
Noted author, businesswoman, and philanthropist Tina Santi Flaherty, a former talk show host on a local NBC affiliate as well as a broadcaster, was elected by the board of directors as the first woman corporate vice president in the 200-year history of Colgate-Palmolive.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Flaherty is a fourth generation Irish American, with ancestry tracing back to County Mayo. She visits Ireland twice a year.
“My Irish heritage has not only enabled me to connect with like-minded individuals, but to live and breathe the poetry of W.B. Yeats,” says Santi Flaherty.
Her love of Irish literature and poetry led to the establishment of the Flaherty Cultural Center at the historic Oscar Wilde House on Merrion Square in Dublin.
Santi Flaherty has written three best-selling books, including one on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She is also a contributor to Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire and Fortune magazines.
Santi Flaherty is a stepmother to three and lives in Manhattan.
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