Michelle Pfeiffer trades the glamor of the red carpet for startup life

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As she launches her clean perfume line, Henry Rose, Pfeiffer is creating a legacy beyond her illustrious career as an actress. When Michelle Pfeiffer launched clean fragrance startup Henry Rose last year, she had to grapple firsthand with all the challenges of being an entrepreneur, from e-commerce headaches to customer service issues. “That was incredibly stressful,” she says. Read Full Story

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s Henry Rose now has nontoxic bath, body, and candle lines

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s startup, Henry Rose, moves beyond perfumes to body creams, hand sanitizer, and home fragrances. If you fell in love with the perfumes Michelle Pfeiffer concocted for her startup, Henry Rose , you’re in luck. You can find them in bath and body and home products. Today, the brand expands beyond fragrances to rich body creams , hand sanitizer , candles , and diffuser oils . It’s part of Pfeiffer’s vision of creating a beauty brand that is grounded in transparency, product safety, and deep, complex, scents. Read Full Story

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Five beauty products that Babba Rivera, founder of Ceremonia haircare, can’t live without

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As she launches a new haircare line that celebrates her Latinx heritage, the branding guru shares her favorite serums, concealer, and lip balm. Babba Rivera, CEO and founder of the branding agency ByBabba , was traveling to fashion shows last September when she realized that she was often the only Latinx person in the room. This wasn’t a new feeling: Growing up in Sweden, she had few role models with her background. It was only when she moved to New York and found a home within the hispanic community that she reconnected with her Chilean roots. Read Full Story

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Former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario speaks out on the Facebook boycott and compassionate capitalism

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Marcario spoke to Kara Swisher for a Lesbians Who Tech event about these issues and what her next move will be. Earlier this month, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario announced she would be stepping down from her leadership of the outdoor retailer . The move came as quite a shock to many, given that since joining the company in 2008, Marcario has steered it to unprecedented success, both in sales but also in amplifying its environmental activism. Read Full Story

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Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney resigns after being forced out as CEO

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Haney, who founded the buzzy athleisure brand in 2013, is exiting amid reports that the company is “hemorrhaging” money. Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney is leaving her company just days after its board reportedly forced her to step down as CEO . The 31-year-old was widely considered to be the public face of the direct-to-consumer athleisure brand, which she launched in 2013. Haney combined entrepreneurial hustle with social media prowess to build Outdoor Voices into a major player in the sports apparel space, becoming a minor celebrity in her own right. Behind the scenes, however, reports indicated the startup was burning through cash at an astonishing rate—and struggling to raise more. Read Full Story

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Inside the campaign to push PR firms to fire fossil fuel clients

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The “clean creatives” campaign is calling on creative agencies to drop fossil fuel clients. Five years ago, Christine Arena, then an executive vice president at the elite PR firm Edelman, left her job because she felt she could no longer support the agency’s work with fossil fuel companies and industry front groups. Five of her colleagues did the same thing . Now a new campaign called Clean Creatives is encouraging other creatives in advertising and public relations to take a stand on climate change and pressure their employers to do the same. Read Full Story

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How Silicon Valley put a friendly face on payday lending

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Earnin, Dave, and a slew of other fintech startups claim to address the needs of lower-income Americans by offering them early access to their wages. But in Silicon Valley, as in Vegas, the house always wins. Qwatasia has a full-time job as a fraud analyst in Dallas, where she works the third shift—5 p.m. to 2 a.m.—Monday through Friday. But she finds it difficult to live on her salary. Sometimes, she’s short on rent as she waits for her next paycheck to hit. Read Full Story

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New data shows the number of women-led VC funds is exploding

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In an industry known for its dearth of women, a survey reveals a bright spot in the push for gender equity. Picture a classroom-style conference room with 50 angel and venture capital investors. A young woman of color pitches her startup: a promising team with great traction in a sector that’s poised to explode. When she’s done, hands shoot up into the air for questions. She points to the first one she sees. And this is what he asks: Read Full Story

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