As a VIP featured member of Fashion Mingle, Catherine is constantly networking and connecting her many resources to engage in communication and creating projects to further her company's mission. She began her career as an actress and model in the late 70s and was told to lose weight at every turn. She sought revenge in comedy and helped create with her acting/writing partners an original cabaret act called The Nerve! confronting corporate America's yuppie-era politics with Reaganomics and Moral Majority uprisings at the time. She is an industry pioneer having been one of the first Ford plus size models in the early 80's when the plus size market was just forming. After attending Parsons School of Design she became a Certified Image Professional and President of the Association of Image Consultants International. She went on to create Emerging Visions Enterprises, LLC an event production entity and soon after became an Editor at MODE Magazine and created the first indie plus designer showcase CurveStyle: Reshaping Fashion which debuted in 2002 after MODE's untimely closing. She was Fashion Curator at the Yotel and Novotel with her successful brunch entitled Runway the Real Way: Fashion Diversity on the Inclusive Catwalk, which won accolades as the "Most Consistent Fashion Event in NYC." She teaches at Fashion Institute of Technology where she recently co-produced Business of Curves: Fashion's Future, ModestWear is not Modest Market for Profit and Potential, GenderNeutral Wear: The Future is Fluid for FIT's Dean's Forum with a view towards educating on the incredible opportunities in each of these fashion business niches. She has been Image and Style Advisor for the past 14 years with Divabetic. She taught sustainability at LIM and is a member of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition.