Special Guest Speaker
Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO of Beautycounter
“Beautycounter is not a beauty company. Beautycounter is a movement.” As Founder and CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg Renfrew is dedicated to setting a new health and safety standard for the beauty industry.
Under Gregg’s leadership, Beautycounter is contributing to the rise of a modern industry built by female entrepreneurs and advocates. Her push for stronger cosmetic safety laws is providing more than 30,000 Beautycounter consultants – mostly women – with the opportunity to be business owners and activists.
The brand launched in 2011 and became a Certified Benefit Corporation (B corp) in 2013, leading the way to better beauty by putting performance and health first. Before Beautycounter, Gregg established herself as a retail leader. She sold her successful bridal registry company, The Wedding List, to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2001. She then led new-concept, brand, marketing, merchandising and operational consulting engagements with Bergdorf Goodman, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, Intermix, Lela Rose and Jessica Alba, among other high-profile corporate and entertainment clients…
Strong, Smart, and Bold Award Honoree
Marsha Bailey, Founder and CEO of Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)
Nationally recognized for its high-impact and innovative programs, WEV has helped start or expand more than 4,500 businesses on California’s Central Coast through its training, consulting and loan programs.
Marsha Bailey launched WEV in 1991, after three years of planning and fundraising.
“The idea that women’s economic status could be improved by helping them start their own businesses was both innovative and unproven,” Bailey says. “But twenty-eight years later, WEV has proven not only that business ownership can provide a viable pathway out of poverty, but that it can build family wealth and stability and contribute to the economic well-being of our communities.”
Bailey is a former member of the National Women’s Business Council, which provides policy guidance to the White House, Congress and the Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business ownership.
In 2017, was inducted into the South Coast Business Times’ Business Hall of Fame…
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