In honor of International Women’s Month, we’ve brought together our favorite Female Founders of the brands you love, and asked a few questions about their career expectations, advice, and aspirations for the beauty industry.
Dr. Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD., and FAAD, 37 Actives Founder
Rea Ann Silva, Beauty Blender Founder
Susannah Roberts, Lipstick Queen Brand Ambassador
Fiona Stewart, Slip Founder
What’s the best career advice that you’ve ever received?
“Don’t live in the land of no” says Beauty Blender Founder Rea Ann Silva. “It sounds simple and obvious but it becomes pivotal when challenges arise, and you find yourself wondering if it’s all worth it.”
Dr. Macrene Alexiades reported that her favorite career advice came from her sixth grade teacher Mr. Siegel. “Reach for the stars. I never forgot it and it has been my guiding light throughout my journey. The brand is no exception.”
“Work hard, work smart and be true to your gut,” says Fiona Stewart. “I truly believed that Slip Silk was a beauty secret that people needed to discover and everyone should be sleeping on silk for the hair and skin benefits. In the early days, when retailers tried to put Slip in the bedding section of the stores, we always said ‘no thank you’ – I always knew these products were meant for the beauty departments.