Why is CEW membership important to you?
CEW provides first-hand beauty news in the industry, networking opportunity with the peer, mentorship programs and keeping me informed on thought leadership from the elite group of executive women.
What advice would you give someone who is inspired by your career and one day wants to be in a similar position?
Just get your foot in the door no matter what position it is. I worked in every sector in beauty from selling makeup at department store to formulation to manufacturing to raw material sales. Soak up everything possible in beauty. It shouldn’t be hard especially if you truly love what you do.
Do you have any career regrets or something you wish you would have done differently? If so, what and how did you learn from it?
No regrets. If I would have to do everything all over again, I still choose beauty because it is fun. I play every day and never work a day.
How important has mentorship been in your career journey?
Very important, as you need guidance and seek out counsels not advice. You only ask people who have been there and have done that, not just anyone otherwise it will confuse you.
In what ways would you say the beauty industry has changed since we’ve first learned of the Coronavirus?
Beauty is a very touch and feel industry. I used to love doing makeovers for people and I feel bad for all the retail people out there who have to demonstrate beauty products without contacts. Consumers also learn how to adapt quickly on what they really need for their daily lives.