About Founder

Marie Thadal is an accomplished executive in the Cosmetic industry. She has held many different positions in the industry of international influence and recognition. She chaired the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, a multi million-dollar organization and the largest chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists association.

She has always viewed education and opportunities in learning as the stairway to the stars. While Thadal was born in Haiti, at an early age she emigrated to the U.S. and became the first in her family to go to college and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She went on to pursue advanced studies and completed a Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science followed by an Executive MBA. She’s had a rather extraordinary history of overcoming obstacles as she works towards reaching her fullest potential. That story is chronicled in a soon-to-be published book documenting her remarkable journey.

She dreams of ensuring educational opportunities for students where learning is stifled by the lack of resources. She truly believes that every child, if given the right balance of assistance, support and encouragement can truly prosper in the same way that she did. But unfortunately, in many countries school is not compulsory. In others, the system of education is not geared towards providing the perfect mix of resources, support and encouragement – especially for girls.

Thadal is fully cognizant of what propelled her to a life that not only moved her out of poverty but into a life where she’s been able to serve as a resource to her community. She knows what a helping hand can do to put a person on their feet and moving in the right direction. She is convinced that children need exposure to education early and consistently. She dares to imagine a whole set of experiences that would give children belief in themselves so that they can be successful as a result of ITIAH Angels For Learning organization.