We were joined by Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals, and Vicky Tsai, founder and CEO of Tatcha, for a discussion of beauty, entrepreneurship and motherhood. Both women helm fast-growing beauty companies and shared the wisdom gleaned on their career journeys. We were also treated to a mini-pampering session while discovering insider tips and tricks (as well as behind-the-scenes beauty secrets).
A special thanks to Project Juice for the tasty mixers and fresh fruit juices. And if you missed out, here are a few photos and
a bit more about our featured women:
With a vision of creating healthy beauty products, Leslie Blodgett joined Bare Escentuals as the CEO 20 years ago. In her first year she launched the pioneering line bareMinerals, and made Bare Escentuals one of the most successful and innovative beauty brands in the last two decades. Leslie took the brand public, followed by a $1.7 billion acquisition by Shiseido – all from Marin County. Leslie is regularly featured in NY times, Business Week, WSJ amongst other publications for her leadership.
Another Bay Area mom-entrepreneur, Victoria Tsai created Tatcha after a chance encounter with a geisha inspired her to leave her corporate life and bring the secrets of classical Japanese skincare to a new generation. The brand launched 4 years ago, on the day that her daughter was born and are growing up together side by side. Victoria has been profiled in a Harvard Business School case study, Forbes, NYT and Elle amongst others for her entrepreneurship.