We are hosting Delphine Gardere (Barbancourt) and Urlande Etienne (Institut Sacré Coeur) with our partner "Dejenerasyon".

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00 PM UTC

Startup Grind Cap and Dejenerasyon are hosting two successful Haitian women entrepreneurs from two different generations who will be sharing their stories and expertise to help and inspire other women in business to grow and thrive in business.

About this event

Delphine Gardere grew-up in Haiti and gained significant international experience before joining the historic family-owned Rhum Barbancourt.

She pursued a Business degree at Inseec School in France then attended Emory University in the United States. She held positions in London as a Stock Analyst in the pharmaceuticals industry and investment banking. In 2010, Delphine earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

While Rhum Barbancourt recovered from the devastating earthquake of 2010, Delphine gained valuable experience in the luxury goods industry at Dior Parfums and Hermes Fragrances, performing operational marketing for significant markets such as the UK, Ireland and France.

Upon her father’s passing, Delphine returned to Haiti and at just 36 years old and became CEO of Societe du Rhum Barbancourt. She is defining a new vision for the company and expanding distribution and export markets globally.

Delphine Gardere lives in Port-au-Prince and is a mother of two.


Mrs Urlande Etienne is the General Director of Institut Sacré-Coeur du Cap-Haïtien, a prestigious school that has redefined the importance of education through academic success and social engagement activities. Madame Urlande Etienne is well-known in Cap-Haïtien for her sense of dynamism and patriotism. She is also an entrepreneur withholding different businesses such as a catering company and a bakery.  


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8:00 PMWomen in Business