About Georgene Summers

About Georgene SummersCalifornia girl Georgene Summers is a born entrepreneur with a wild streak in her that just won’t quit. An adventurer, author, wild-life photographer, life coach, inventor, businesswoman, fashionista, and sometimes whirling dervish the wildly animated Summers seems to have done it all.

Georgene was owned and operated a highly successful fashion accessories business between Los Angeles and New York City where she worked side by side with buyers from every major department store in the country. After nearly two decades as a Fashionista, she decided to embark on a variety of new careers in rapid sequence. Several years on Wall Street as a Commodities Associate proved to be rewarding but far too stressful for the creative Summers. In the early 80’s she left Wall Street to build a nightclub in midtown-Manhattan the likes of which had never been seen in the city before. Summers, always just slightly ahead of her time built a 15,000 square foot club that became the “home away from home” for models, chic “Euro trash” and celebrities galore. The club, called Bolero, prided itself on privacy and chic decadence and hosted many hot and happening parties which celebrated stars like Mary Wilson of the Supremes, the wild and wonderful Grace Jones, the original Village People, the late Andy Warhol and Lifestyles guru Robin Leach.

Georgene is not one to say no to anything as she plunged into her next re-creation with vengeance and started two businesses, one in telecommunications and the other inventing fitness related items. She currently holds two patents. Since 1996 she has been traveling to Africa and going on safari alone with only her Masai guide Hagai as company. In May 2007 Summers completed what would be her fourth big safari for over 3 weeks in the bush. Content on her own dining out in the middle of the Serengeti by the light of a candle or rising at 5 am to the sound of the baboons in the trees outside her campsite she loves traveling into the bush to photograph all of the animals and has now decided to offer her photographs for sale on an upcoming website.

In 2002 Georgene made a decision that would change her life as she knew it. She decided to move to Africa for a year or two so that she could be of help to others and spend more time on safari. She started working with Xhosa tribeswomen teaching them how to make commercially viable cell phone bags using available skills and materials. The project was self-funded and took nearly all of her time and money and forced her to temporarily give up her dream of going back into the bush. In 2004 after deciding to return to America with her three little dogs she met her soul-mate. No one would have imagined that in the middle of South Africa the beautiful Georgene would meet that special man in the form of a humble, modest and good looking guy named Paul Hunter. Her life would change dramatically as they moved from friends to husband and wife New Years Eve 2004.

Georgene & PaulSince then the enigmatic Summers has been traveling back and forth from Africa to the states working with Paul to bring focus to the project that has been near and dear to his heart…Bugz. In August her incredible husband got the call that he was to be given a Global Humanitarian Award for his work with the Zulu in Africa. Georgene responded by creating four sensational Awareness Bugz for Global issues. A red butterfly to represent HIV Awareness with the profound statement “HIV … Not just another bug!” on a high black gloss label with embossed foil printing; A pink butterfly representing Breast Cancer that states “On Wings of Hope … beating Breast Cancer”; A yellow butterfly for Troop Support that states “America Supports You … come home safely” and a purple butterfly for Domestic Violence that says “ Stop Abuse! Beating Wings NOT Women.” This incredible project is one that truly is win win since Bugz is donating a portion of the sale price back to specific Grassroots Charities.

Georgene is an accomplished author and life coach who has penned two incredible books on relationships…”The Dating Dance…Confessions of the Spider and the Fly” and “No One Moved Your Cheese, Change your Perceptions, Change your Life.” For decades she has worked with women to help them move through life challenges and to empower them to know their own worth and merit. The Dating Dance IS the consummate book on relationships. In fact many people say that she wrote THE book on relationships when it comes to women.

Georgene has helped countless women overcome major obstacles in their life and move forward with confidence and pride. She has also written several poetry books and two screenplays. Georgene is currently working on her Memoir and a Childrens Book about her many African animals entitled “Henny Penny Featherhead and the Band of Bunnies.” She supports orphaned baby elephants through the amazing Daphne Sheldrick in Nairobi, Kenya and is working with her guide on an educational project to stop female genital mutilation among the Masai by sending the young girls to boarding school.