Female Beauty Entrepreneurs: How To Build Resilience
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and a successful beauty empire filled with female beauty entrepreneurs certainly wasn't either!
For Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, we’re honoring the female beauty entrepreneurs who paved the way.
When it comes to resilience, tenacity, knowing your worth, and sticking up for yourself, here’s what we’re taking away from some of the most fearless female beauty entrepreneurs in the game.
Estée Lauder - Founder of Estée Lauder
One of the most world-famous names when it comes to eponymous beauty brands, Lauder shared no shortage of quotable one-liners about what it takes to make it in business during her illustrious career. The late cosmetics pioneer was the only woman on Time Magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. Here are two of our favorites quotes from the revolutionary businesswoman:
“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.”
"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it."
Anita Roddick - Founder of The Body Shop
As the founder of one of the most popular eco-conscious brands, the late Dame Anita Roddick, knew a thing or two about leading a company with passion and purpose. The human rights activist and environmental campaigner shaped the industry and paved the way for ethical consumerism that didn’t sacrifice luxury.
“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.”
Katia Beauchamp - CEO and co-founder of Birchbox
People told Katia Beauchamp that a box with beauty samples would never work as a subscription model. And now she’s one of the top female CEOs in the country, with an estimated net worth of a mind-boggling $1 billion. Repeat after us: believe in yourself!
"Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything."
Drew Barrymore - Actress and Founder of Flower Beauty
Utilize your weaknesses. Actress and multi-hyphenate Barrymore sure makes things look easy, as every business endeavor she touches seems to turn to gold. But this self-aware quote is proof that she too is only human.
“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
Mary Kay Ash - Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
Trust your instincts. As iconic businesswoman Ash knows firsthand, amazing things can happen when you believe in your innate ability. Ash began her line in 1962, so she certainly must have come up against a lot of resistance during the male-dominated era. She endeavored to create one of the most successful American makeup and skincare companies of all time, and her products are still sold in over three dozen countries. At the time of her death, the revered mogul had an estimated personal fortune of $98 million.
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”
If you or another female beauty entrepreneur have some wisdom of your own that you’d like to share with the MOBILESTYLES team, leave us a message on our Instagram and Facebook pages!