Business Woman, Philanthropist, & Author of "Secrets of a Jewish Mother"
Jill Zarin is one of the most popular and requested reality television stars in the entertainment business. Combining Twitter, Facebook, her newsletter, and other social media subscribers Jill has upward of a million followers. Jill is one of the busiest wives in Manhattan whose effervescent persona guides her philanthropic efforts, business endeavors, and desire to…
Jill Zarin is one of the most popular and requested reality television stars in the entertainment business. Combining Twitter, Facebook, her newsletter, and other social media subscribers Jill has upward of a million followers. Jill is one of the busiest wives in Manhattan whose effervescent persona guides her philanthropic efforts, business endeavors, and desire to reach out to diverse communities around the globe.
Jill appears regularly on national talk shows including The Today Show, The View, The Early Show, Rachael Ray, Nate Berkus, Joy Behar, Huckabee, Chelsea Lately, The Doctors, Wendy Williams, Good Day New York, Good Day LA, and she is also a frequent guest or co-host on NBC’s LXTV New York, Showbiz Tonight, Better TV, and Extra. Recently, Jill had a cameo appearance on USA’s series White Collar, was a guest judge on Iron Chef, was featured on HGTV’s new show My Favorite Place, and is a member of AFTRA. Her print appearances are equally abundant – Jill is often on the “Top 10 Most Stylish” in publications such as People, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and OK magazine. She was voted as one of the twenty-five most stylish New Yorkers by US Weekly magazine and was featured on the cover. The New York Times Magazine also voted Jill as one of the top 25 entertainers of the year. Discerning home decor writers have produced an extensive amount of articles about Jill’s decorating style including being on the cover of Traditional Home. Jill has created an empire around her name with her Jill Zarin Home Bedding Collection, Skweez Couture shapewear line, and most recently her Jill Zarin Jewelry Collection.
In addition to her on-screen and business endeavors, Jill is an engaging public speaker who frequently addresses a wide range of audiences; from business and international groups to cultural/social non-profit organizations. Jill was a featured speaker at both the HSBC Bank Women’s Forum Speaker Series, and the 2009 Bone and Joint Decade Global Network Conference in Washington, D.C. She was the keynote speaker at the Kodak 2010 conference for over 2,000 employees, the “Weight Watchers Remarkable Women” charity luncheon in Detroit, the WIE Symposium – held as part of the Clinton Global Initiative hosted by Melinda Gates and Sara Brown, and Jones New York “Empowering Your Confidence”, and Honorary Host and MC of the GLAAD OutAuction. Jill has spoken at college campuses across the country such as Brown, Simmons College, University of South Florida, Old Dominion, and Rutgers Business School. Jill was the only celebrity guest speaker invited at Brown University for their pioneering Reality Television Symposium for students and professors from around the country. Jill has also served as spokesperson for Kodak and Pantene.
Born and raised in Woodmere, New York, Jill graduated from Simmons College School of Retail Management. She began her career as Assistant Buyer at Filenes, an upscale department store that was part of Federated, and grew to become the National Sales Manager/Vice President of Great American Knitting Mills Jockey division. She joined her husband Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse as a marketing consultant soon after they married. When asked to star in the television show “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Jill saw it as a great opportunity to expand the Zarin brand and create her own line of products. Inspired by Zarin Fabrics, Jill designed her first “Jill Zarin Home” bedding line that is sold exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond. With over 20 years of hosiery experience, Jill designed “SKWEEZ COUTURE” a fashionable shapewear line that is available in major retail and department stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Von Mauer, and Boston Proper. Jill sold out Skweez Couture on her first HSN appearance back in February and May 2012 and will continue to be on the network again in June, August, and October. As a woman on the go, Jill was inspired to create a jewelry collection that offers beautiful, smart pieces that are versatile, good quality and easy to wear. Her collection previewed in February 2012 and will launch in major department stores, such as Lord & Taylor, in July 2012.
Even the littlest member of the Zarin clan has been warmly embraced by the public. Jill and her dog Ginger recently starred in “It’s Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet with record ratings. Ginger was featured on the cover of the February 8, 2011 New York Times “Arts Section”. Ginger has thousands of Twitter followers and fans who tweet her daily. Expect to see a line of GINGER products coming soon!
Although Jill has proven herself to be a savvy businesswoman and philanthropist, she is also a dedicated wife, mother, daughter and sister. Jill wrote her first book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother, with her mom, Gloria Kamen, and her sister Lisa; host of The Lisa Wexler Show a daily talk radio show. Secrets of a Jewish Mother is now in its third printing and is being translated into Japanese, Chinese and Russian. The book is now available in paperback with an added chapter on how to handle bullying.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Having It All: Life’s Secrets from Jill Zarin
A Conversation With Jill Zarin
Ramona Singer: Jill Zarin played with Kelly Bensimon's head on Scary Island // SiriusXM // Stars
The Real Housewives of NYC: Why Jill Zarin Was Fired - Where Are They Now - Oprah Winfrey Network
1 HOUR OR LESS