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The Glossy Beauty Podcast is the newest podcast from Glossy. Each 30-minute episode features candid conversations about how today’s trends, such as CBD and self-care, are shaping the future of the beauty and wellness industries. With a unique assortment of guests, The Glossy Beauty Podcast provides its listeners with a variety of insights and approaches to these categories, which are experiencing explosive growth. From new retail strategies on beauty floors to the importance of filtering ski ...
 
Hear from leaders across all aspects of Fintech about what is fintech, how to get into it and how to make a mark in the fastest growing sector of finance. Work in Fintech Founder Matt Cheung teams up with Founder Members to interview Fintech Founders, CEOs and CTOs about what you can do to gain an edge in Fintech. Essential listening for any student or young professional looking to secure a role in Fintech, Banking or Finance. #fintech
 
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In the heart of Los Angeles lies a seven-acre oasis known as Flamingo Estate. Flamingo Estate, the brainchild of Richard Christiansen, is a modern take on an apothecary-meets-sanctuary. Nestled in the foothills of the City of Angels, Flamingo Estate began in March 2020 during the initial upheaval of Covid-19, when all industries were reeling from i…
 
A new initiative between Goldman Sachs and Warwick University promotes equal access to opportunity and social mobility through a new Masters Degree Apprenticeship. Ayaz Haji, Global Head of Data Products for Core Engineering at Goldman Sachs, is active in championing D&I programmes for GS. In his role, he noticed a skills gap in under-represented s…
 
In a special edition of the Glossy Beauty Podcast, Jill Manoff, editor-in-chief, sat down with senior beauty reporters Liz Flora and Emma Sandler to review the year in beauty news. The previous 12 months were, in many respects, a rollercoaster. The year started and ended with a bang, in the form of multiple high-profile acquisitions and investments…
 
Not long ago, skin-care options for teens were limited to the traditional players in the market. In November 2019, beauty industry veterans Alison Haljun and Christin Powell set out to change that with the launch of Gen Z-focused skin-care brand Kinship. On this week’s Glossy Beauty Podcast, the co-founders shared the brand’s founding story, as wel…
 
Surprise! And Merry Christmas! We are still on a short break here at The Modern Lady, but we thought we'd drop our latest Friday Finishing School episode as a special treat into your "digital stocking" and podcast feed! Renown throughout the world, what is Christmas without Handel's stunning and iconic masterpiece, "Messiah"? As one of the most pla…
 
When Dr. Yannis Alexandrides first formulated a healing serum for patients of his London-based plastic surgery clinic, he had no intention of turning it into one of the beauty industry’s most sought-after luxury brands. The brand came about after Dr. Alexandrides, a still-practicing plastic surgeon, sought a post-operative treatment that patients c…
 
If you thought that after last week's festivities that Christmas was starting to wind down, think again! Continuing their deep dive into the 12 Days of Christmas, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the history, traditions and symbolism associated with the final days of Christmas to the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. From wealthy dairy farmers t…
 
In this episode of our interview series, Ying Cao is joined by Basil Moftah, general partner of Global Ventures and founder member of Reuters Venture Capital group. At Reuters Venture Capital group, he invested in leading global companies such as Yahoo!, Verisign, and Webex. His strategic acquisitions and management of emerging markets for Reuters …
 
At L’Oréal, Erica Culpepper has overseen a portfolio of brands that have been at the forefront of the beauty industry’s transformation, when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. With a tenure of over 17 years in the L’Oréal Consumer Products Division, she has worked across much of the company’s brand portfolio including holding positions at…
 
Merrymaking and Feast Days and... BIRDS! Oh my. The 12 Days of Christmas are truly the epitome of celebration! Beginning on December 25th and lasting until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th, each of these twelve days is jam packed with traditions and customs to mark the festive season. In this first part of two episodes dedicated to the 12 D…
 
While many children begin to pursue hobbies around eight years old, they are not typically along the lines of curating a skin -care routine, unless of course, you are Shani Darden. The founder of her eponymous beauty line made a name for herself working as an esthetician for Hollywood celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kelly Rowland and Chrissy Teigen.…
 
The season of Advent, while certainly a time of much tangible, material and culinary preparation, also requires thoughtful intention in preparing our hearts. This week, we are sharing a short Advent reflection that Lindsay had written five years ago in 2016 entitled, "As Darkness Falls". We hope this short production inspires and encourages you, as…
 
Today, "digital" is practically synonymous with fashion and beauty. But to boast an advanced knowledge of the digital world in the early aughts is what Alessio Rossi, evp of Shiseido and Clé de Peau Beauté and head of digital transformation for the Americas at Shiseido, considers "serendipitous." "I was lucky to be in the right place at the right t…
 
Michelle Tran, cofounder of NYC Fintech Women, joins Ying Cao to discuss how she pivoted from her traditional finance background to establishing her brand in the fintech space. Michelle started her career at Blackrock in the ETF businesses before recognizing the bigger opportunity of fintech and joining startups. In the podcast, she talks about wha…
 
With the holiday season approaching, socials and get togethers are par for the course. Being able to engage well in conversation is truly an art - and it's one that behooves us to brush up on, no matter the time of year! This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the history and technique of great conversation, from those deep tête-à-têtes to light-he…
 
Anusha Dandapani, Chief Data & Analytics Officer of UNICC joins Ying Cao to discuss her exciting career journey and how she has navigated herself toward her passions. Anusha Dandapani has had a long career in data science inspired by her passion to use it to solve real-world problems. She was the Data Science lead at Barclays where she led several …
 
Two years ago, The Modern Lady deep dived many beloved traditions of the Advent season, both familiar and perhaps, a little bit unfamiliar. This week, Michelle and Lindsay bring back the Advent Spectacular with a sequel all about "Preparing to Prepare"! What exactly goes into preparing your home, your hostessing and your pursuit of holiness in thes…
 
With roles at Target, The Home Depot, Family Dollar and now Ulta Beauty, Kecia Steelman, Ulta Beauty chief operating officer, can legitimately affirm, “Retail is in my DNA." “Life has [come] full circle because I’m leading the Ulta Beauty at Target partnership,” said Steelman, who spearheaded the collaboration, on this week’s Glossy Beauty Podcast.…
 
Our culture has many ways of describing detachment: "breaking the chains", "setting yourself free", being a "free spirit". But this intrinsic desire to be free from attachments is anything but new! This week, Michelle and Lindsay take a look at how detachment has been sought after throughout the centuries and across disciplines, how to identify the…
 
Global Head of Institutional Account Management at Coinbase, Sashi Dias Valtz, joins Ying Cao to discuss her career journey from working at an investment bank to her current position at Coinbase and give advice on how others can pursue their passion in this field or any field in general. Sashi Dias Valtz has always had many passions starting from a…
 
When Carolyn Bojanowski, svp and gm of e-commerce at Sephora, joined the retailer team in 2005, it was an opportunity to pay homage to her childhood as the daughter of a candy buyer. In her mind, Sephora was the "candy store of beauty." "Sephora has always been committed to the digital experience," said Bojanowski on the latest Glossy Beauty Podcas…
 
Anand Sambasivan, founder and CEO of PrimaryBid, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss his experiences in the world of Fintech and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. PrimaryBid is a technology platform that allows everyday investors fair & equal access to investing in public companies raising capital. They have worked with the likes…
 
As we begin to think about the approaching holiday season, the theme of "peace" is often prevalent. And peace, like so many other things, really does begin it's cultivation at home and at heart! This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss the difference between a peaceful home and a peace-filled one, share tips from their own practices and those of the…
 
Clean or effective? It's a question that the beauty industry has tried to tackle for the last decade. For Tula, a probiotic-based, skin-care brand, it has attempted to combine its doctor-founded, science-backed approach with the appeal of being a modern, clean brand,said Savannah Sachs, Tula CEO, on the latest Glossy Beauty Podcast. Sachs joined Tu…
 
Brad Levy, Symphony CEO, former CEO of IHSMarkit and ex-MD at Goldman, shares his thoughts on everything from the future of artificial intelligence to finding purpose and much, much more! Brad began his career working at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs before venturing into Fintech through a Partner role at IHS Markit, multiple Chairman roles at …
 
It's our first ever "Modern Lady Throwback" episode! "Memento Mori" is a Latin saying which translates to, "Remember Your Death". To our secular and modern minds, this is a jarring and uncomfortable clarion call to be sure, but it is one that we neglect at our own peril. This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss how people have historically practiced…
 
True Botanicals chief marketing officer Rebecca Boston‘s work in the fashion industry led her to beauty, and then, specifically, clean skin care. Boston was motivated to take the True Botanicals role after working at Rihanna's Fenty Beauty because of the opportunity for a “branding refresh." “There wasn't a clean beauty brand that made a woman feel…
 
... That IS the question, isn't it? When it comes to venting, it can be difficult to determine whether we are simply "getting something off our chest" or if it's subtly devolving into something a little less savoury. This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the boundaries of venting, how it can be done with intention and share some great tips from o…
 
Technology Futurist, Theo Priestley joins Matthew Cheung and Benjamin Ahmed to discuss the future of the world! Theo Priestley has worked within the technology industry for up to 20 years in both the client facing side and the vendor side. During his time in the industry, Theo study various trends that occurred, leading him to write "The Future Sta…
 
While emerging from a decade dominated by sans-serif typeface and millennial pink, it may be hard to remember a time when an ode to simplicity could make a brand stand out. But when Malin+Goetz, a natural apothecary beauty brand, was founded in 2004, its “less is more” approach at a time when the market was about “more and more” initiated the brand…
 
Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss her experiences breaking glass ceilings in the business world. Sharon is the first-ever female to hold the role as Deloitte's Global Chair and was also the first-ever female partner in the Manchester office, the first of two women on the UK board in 2004, the…
 
That moment when you walk back into your home after a day of errands, work or school - is there anything else like it? We all have the opportunity to craft an experience of home that provides comfort, peace and security all at once to those coming back to it! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about one of their favourite aspects of homemaking: t…
 
For many people, a bad hair day would result in a few shed tears and some variation of a head covering. However in the case of Yve-Car Momperousse, CEO and co-founder of Kreyol Essence, a beauty brand specializing in natural hair-care and skin-care products from Haiti, what started as a solution to a “hair catastrophe” evolved into a “social impact…
 
Kene Ejikeme, ex-Professional Rugby Player and Goldman Sachs Managing Director, Head of Multi Asset Platform Sales EMEA, shares his thoughts on everything from finding your career, why athletes are a good fit in finance, the importance of diversity and much more! Kene's story is a fantastic insight into pursuing your passions and taking risks. Kene…
 
The virtue and practice of Hope can sometimes be watered down in our culture to an ambiguous platitude - but in truth, being people of true hope has never been more important! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about what it means to center our lives around hope, why we need to rediscover it's philosophical and theological significance and what k…
 
Hossein Azari, CEO and Founder of Cmorq, is a former Chief Data Scientist at Goldman Sachs and Senior Data Scientist at Google. He successfully co-founded his own company called Clarity Money, a personal finance app for consumers, which was eventually bought out by Goldman Sachs for $100m. Hossein's impressive CV also includes being a Teaching Fell…
 
Kristen Noel Crawley, KNC Beauty founder, knows that it takes more than being a “lover of skincare” to become a successful beauty brand founder. The launch of the Black-owned brand in 2016 was “a natural evolution” for Crawley, who networked her way through the beauty industry, starting as a beauty columnist for Elle magazine, she said on this week…
 
This week, Michelle and Lindsay return to the Sphere of Influence 360's diagram of leadership and communication styles, to wrap up their deep dive into what goes into being a good leader! After relationship is established, clear direction is needed in order to finish out a goal or project well. In this second half of the circle, the ladies focus no…
 
Jess Houlgrave, Chief of Staff at Checkout.com joins Matt Cheung and Helene Lipp in this episode to talk about the year of NFTs, blockchain, payments, valuable skills to succeed, stereotypes and women in tech. One of the key messages are to be brave, seek out challenges, stay curious and be willing to learn across everything you do. Chief of Staff …
 
Covid forced social activities, like bar crawls and date nights, to go on hiatus, or move to Zoom. So the fact that fragrance sales increased by 82% in the first half of 2021, compared to the same time in 2020, demonstrates that in the age of wellness, perfume has been added to the list of self-care. Ilaria Resta, global president since March of 20…
 
Pavir Patel, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Bitpanda Pro, and former Digital Strategy and Fintech VP at JP Morgan, shares his experiences of the traditional finance world compared to fintech. Starting off as a graduate at JP Morgan, Pavir undertook rotations in EM Markets Hybrids Trade Support and Rates Derivatives Sales Support, foll…
 
It may be an understatement to say that life can seem a little overwhelming as of late! When things seem to be spinning out of control, it may be a good time to remind ourselves of our spheres of influence, and where we can still make a difference. This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about influence versus control and how to lead worthily in OUR p…
 
Dmitry Buterin, serial entrepreneur, blockchain mentor, investor and father of Vitalik Buterin (co-founder of Ethereum), shares his insights on everything from following your passions to dropping out of university, the blockchain and NFTs. From humble beginnings, Dmitry grew up in the Soviet Union and quickly found his passion with technology. At t…
 
The launch of Fenty Beauty in 2017 marked a turning point for diversity within the beauty industry, as makeup brands were tasked with matching the new standards of Fenty’s foundation shade range of 40 colors. Brands like Revlon and Dior stepped up to the plate with more inclusive shade ranges. Meanwhile. a blank space remained in the beauty industr…
 
Alastair Clarke, Senior Equity Trader at Capital Group and FinTech Intrapreneur, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss what makes a good trader, the future of careers in FinTech and the uncertainty that he faced upon graduating and going out into the world of work. Alastair began his career on the sell-side, working in corporate finance…
 
We all know those days where every task seems monumental and you don't know where to begin. But sometimes, we can't wait until we "feel" like accomplishing a task or working towards a goal... we just need to "get 'er done"! Michelle and Lindsay kick off Season 4 with a conversation on those critical first steps - the ones that will build momentum -…
 
When you reach for a bottle of shampoo in the shower, you may not be familiar with the brand founder -- or know if he or she actually uses the product. But as Crown Affair founder and CEO Dianna Cohen tells it, her hair-care line was launched as an extension of her own routine and the products that she recommended to her friends. She wanted to crea…
 
Alex Struc, Founder and CEO of GoalsFirst and former Head of ESG Portfolio Management at PIMCO, gives an introduction to impact investing, where Fixed Income is going with technology, and how students can begin their career in markets. Alex is the founder and CEO of GoalsFirst – a specialist fixed income firm with a disruptive investment approach a…
 
In New York City, one can find a nail salon almost as easily as a bodega. But across the Atlantic, in London, the same could not be said -- at least until the early 2000s, according to Charlotte Knight, founder and CEO of Ciaté London, Lottie London and Skin Proud. After noticing the overall void for nail care within the beauty industry in London, …
 
In an exclusive interview held with Benyamin Ahmed and his father Imran Ahmed, we learn how 12 years old Benyamin first got into NFTs, what inspired him to create the Weird Whales collection which led him to amassing a small fortune of $450k just in a few weeks, and his journey to becoming an "overnight success". Benyamin explains how to create cod…
 
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