Straight talk and mild rants from one of beauty’s biggest success stories
Called the “Queen of Beauty” and the most influential lone woman to impact the beauty industry since Estée Lauder by the New York Times, Leslie Blodgett’s story is anything but ordinary. As the CEO of BareMinerals, she reinvented how beauty was sold by tapping into the power of community before the idea of social media existed. In 2006, Blodgett took the company public in one of the largest cosmetic IPOs of the decade, and in 2010, the company was acquired for $1.8 billion.
Pretty Good Advice is her next chapter. This refreshing book features 97 candid and entertaining insights on business, life, and beauty. Personal and often surprising, Blodgett dishes on leading with humor, why wearing blush and reading obituaries are two of the most optimistic things you can do, and why you owe it to your co-workers not to be boring. Pretty Good Advice is full of frank, actionable advice to help light a fire under you.
About the Author
Leslie Blodgett is a beauty industry pioneer, former 2018 Stanford DCI Fellow, angel investor, startup advisor, and philanthropist. She serves on the board of advisors for SPANX and on the Board of Directors for Stella & Dot and Every Mother Counts. For her efforts in reshaping the beauty industry, Leslie was recognized as one of the “Top Entrepreneurs of the Decade: 2000-2009” by Inc. Magazine, was named the first female recipient of the “Visionary of the Year Award” by Women’s Wear Daily, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Keith. Among her personal accomplishments, Leslie is a pretty good dancer (she learns the latest moves on YouTube) and has recently mastered the art of the glamorous grandmother photoshoot.