Shirley J. Menard is the owner and founder of Beurre, a shea butter skincare line created as a natural solution to universal skincare needs. Ms. Menard is a New York born, Caribbean bred, Ivy League educated lawyer turned entrepreneur who fell in love with shea butter and wanted to share that love with the world. She used the legal skills she gained working for several prominent law firms and in the entertainment industry to transition into the world of natural beauty. With a simple introduction to a brick of shea butter through a colleague from Ghana, Ms. Menard was encouraged to start a business. Having learned of the rich traditions and history of shea butter in Africa, she decided to learn everything about this amazing natural resource and discovered a treasure trove of beauty – fatty acids, vitamins and minerals - that rival any beauty product on the market today. Beurre (meaning butter in French) was created through years of research, learning the complexities and intricacies of natural oils and butters as well as understanding the science of skin care. After a series of tests and failures, new formulations and products were born and, unbeknownst to her, a passion for shea butter. Now with an expanding line of products, the dream of sharing shea butter with the world is coming true. Ms. Menard’s vision is to go global - providing shea butter skin care to the masses.