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Women of Influence: Suzan Hughes

By Christina Najjar | May 15, 2019 | Lifestyle

Suzan Hughes is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer and founder of The Suzan Hughes Education Foundation (S.H.E.) and Herbalife Family Foundation.

A successful entrepreneur and leading philanthropist, Suzan Hughes gained strength from the childhood challenges she faced as an orphan and foster child that inspired her to create multiple business empires and foundations helping people in need. As the co-founder of Herbalife, Hughes, along with her husband Mark, built the wildly successful brand into a global juggernaut in a little more than a decade. She then launched the Take 10 To A Better You workout brand and created the iconic Rollermax, a foam roller that has changed the fitness industry, before going on to produce a number of films, including Fifteen Seconds Fame, which garnered her honors at Cannes.


Taking nothing for granted, Hughes is thoughtful about her journey. “It’s been important for me to adopt the right mindset to overcoming self-imposed limits,” she says. “I’ve learned to be fearless, because when you walk in greatness, opposition and fear show up to bully and control you, which can lead you away from your destiny. Don’t let it.”

That sense of fortitude and determination allowed Hughes to turn her energies into a force for good when she co-founded the Herbalife Family Foundation in 1994. Over the last 25 years, this outstanding charity has helped millions of vulnerable children with healthy meals and nutrition in over 60 countries. In 2016 Hughes took that commitment to the next level when she launched the Suzan Hughes Education Foundation (S.H.E.) that advocates for children in need and educates parents to provide strong guidance through gourmet parenting. “The Herbalife Family Foundation and the Suzan Hughes Educational Foundation are my way of expressing gratitude and creating a brighter vision for tomorrow.”

This year Hughes is taking her endeavors full cycle as she relaunches Take 10 To A Better You with all proceeds going to support S.H.E. “I developed the “Take 10” philosophy to help people create a better work/life balance,” Hughes says. “Now that philosophy will help create a better world.”,, IG: @misshughes10

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