I did not start out on a traditional path. I did not go to beauty school;
I do not have a professional hairstylist in my family, and those who have met me know that I am not a very high-maintenance beauty girl. However, I see incredible beauty when I see us as a people. It is my daily inspiration to uplift and showcase that beauty—in the way we define it, despite what the rest of the world thinks it should be.
God has blessed me, and for this I am thankful. I have been able to work for several major multinational companies and with the most amazing people you could ever meet in this industry. Despite the significant number of changes that have happened in this industry, it has been my motto to always remember who we are really working for: the consumer.
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I started out managing advertising and public relations for Carson Products, which owned several of the largest multicultural hair brands in the world. Subsequently,
I began to manage key brands within the company and then progressed to managing brand portfolios. The company began to acquire other companies and brands. At the same time that I was asked to work on those businesses,
I had just become a new mother.
It did not occur to me that I was doing anything unusual; however, looking back, it was quite an enormous task. I simply brought my baby with me to the office, consumer research and photo shoots! My son literally grew up in this industry, with all of his “industry family, aunts and uncles” all around him. He was also quite spoiled being around all the models as a baby; we once went to a celebrity photo shoot. and he was like one of the crew, with no concern about anyone’s celebrity status. During this time, I grew from brand manager to director to vice president.
The company was then acquired by a multinational corporation, and I was asked to lead as vice president of marketing for the merger. This was an incredible opportunity to combine the top two companies into one industry powerhouse. I moved to Chicago and was about to step into the office of our No. 1 competitor. I worked in this role for many years— and then the company asked me to move to New York, which was not in the best interest of my young family at the time. I commuted until I could transition the business to a new leader.
I think I was unemployed for only a few days. I received a call from an incredible midsize company that was facing some challenges. I was hired as vice president of the marketing department and remained there for nine years. Despite the challenges, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my career, helping in the turnaround of a major brand and working with the most amazing team and leader. But I had been traveling for nine years between Chicago and Florida, balancing my family—which now included a baby girl.
An opportunity presented itself to work in Chicago with the leading brand at Namaste Labs, as chief marketing officer. Lightning struck twice: I was about to step into the office of another leading competitor. Since joining in 2015, I have had the opportunity to lead as chief operating officer and now chief executive officer. During this time, the groundbreaking #NoStereotypes campaign was born, from some of the most dynamic and brilliant marketing minds around.
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