Cheryl Benton

Cheryl Benton, aka the "head tomato" is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle media platform for "women who aren't kids." Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman.

She created The Three Tomatoes as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage.

She spent her first career in the NYC advertising agency business as a top executive at some of the largest agencies in the world. She is a graduate of Adelphi University and a recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni Award". She was also inducted into the Business Marketing Hall of Fame, and was named a top CEO by SmartCEO magazine. She is a frequent speaker on marketing to women, and women's global issues, and is co-author of Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, Paperback – December 5, 2014, Adams Media.

A wife, mother, and grandmother (her favorite title), she resides in New York with her husband and two dogs. Can You See Us Now? Is her first novel.

To learn more about The Three Tomatoes, visit www.thethreetomatoes.com Visit her authors page www.thethreetomatoes.com/thebook #CanYouSeeUsNow?

 

Published Works:

Can You See Us Now?


Can You See Us Now? tells the story of three best friends who rebel against unsolicited AARP cards, hot flashes, bosses, becoming invisible, and the perceptions of what's old.

Suzy, Trish, and Madge, best friends since their early twenties, seemed to have it all. Beautiful, smart, and successful, they'd made it to the top in the most demanding city of them all, New York. Then they turned 50 and found that the world which once was their oyster started closing up faster than a New York minute. Bartenders ignore them, bosses marginalize them, and they've aged out of the prized 25-49 year-old demographic that marketers woo. They had suddenly become invisible.

Inspired by their friendships with a supportive and thriving group of New York City women, who call themselves the "Ripe Tomatoes," Suzy, Trish, and Madge start to realize the power of saying "YES" and that living your dreams has nothing to do with age. And since no one else was celebrating women over 50, Suzy, Trish, and Madge started a business to do just that.

A funny and moving insider's story about New York City's not-so-invisible women over 50 and beyond, who are living their lives to the fullest, achieving dreams, dating, having sex, and sometimes even falling in love again. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll root them on, and you'll never think about age the same way again.

Published 2018 by The Three Tomatoes Publishing.


Where to Purchase:

The Three Tomatoes

Amazon.com

 

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