Gregg Renfrew is the founder of Beauty Counter, a pioneer in the clean beauty space. But, this is not her first time as an entrepreneur. Gregg’s journey as a serial entrepreneur and an activist for change in the beauty world is impactful and inspirational.
In this episode, I sit down with Beautycounter’s CEO and founder, Gregg Renfrew to discuss her incredible work as a pioneer of the clean beauty movement and her advocacy work on Capitol Hill. We chat about the need for transparency in the beauty (and food) industry and how so many of the products used on a daily basis contain harmful, endocrine-disrupting ingredients. Gregg shares her “never” list as well as which products are “okay” to use even if they’re not the cleanest. We also talk about the incredible mission behind Beautycounter and her advocacy work, along with some useful tips for women who are aspiring entrepreneurs. This episode will inspire you to not only re-evaluate the products you're using in your daily life, but encourage you to find your purpose in life whether it’s in starting your own company or finding your personal mission and purpose in this world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Strong Female Leadership with Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter
Gregg Renfrew launched Beautycounter without any experience in the beauty industry but with a fierce desire to make clean beauty as accessible as possible. Today, with over 60,000 independent consultants, Beautycounter is taking the world of beauty by storm with locations on both coasts, and Gregg joins us to share the story of how it all started. Today, you’ll hear how Gregg started Beautycounter without any experience in the beauty industry. She talks about how Beautycounter coined the term “clean beauty” and why this is so important to her mission. She discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are passionate about your mission rather than experts. She shares the process of raising money for Beautycounter, as well as what she would do differently next time. She reviews her evolution as a leader over the years and how the pandemic has impacted her company culture, as well as the ways in which it has allowed her to lean into her people’s strengths. She talks about exciting recent launches and how the company is leaning into live stream shopping. She tells how you can get involved with Beautycounter and discover their products. She shares stories about the mentors that have guided her over the years and discusses why it’s such an incredible asset to be a woman in business. Gregg shares how she’s developed a new D2C model that’s fueled by the power of their community. She ends by noting that nothing replaces hard work. “I can own my strengths and my vulnerabilities, and it doesn’t make me a tough bitch. It actually makes me a strong leader.” - Gregg Renfrew This week on SocialFly’s Entreprenista Podcast: Why you should be picky about where you ask for capital Why expertise will only take you so far Being okay with not making everyone happy Why everyone on your team should be sold on your mission Why nothing replaces hard work Resources mentioned DigiCards Connect with Gregg Gregg’s Instagram Beautycounter Website Beautycounter Store Locations Beautycounter Instagram Say “Hello!” To DigiCards™ Are you ready to take your virtual team meetings to the next level? Are you tired of yelling “You’re on mute!” at your computer screen and letting the important points you were trying to make get lost? If you’re tired of leading unproductive, distraction-filled team meetings, then it’s time for you to say “Hello!” to DigiCards. Each pack of virtual meeting cards includes 20 color-coded professional cards designed to streamline your meeting communications while allowing each meeting to create an opportunity for collaboration and fun. Say “Goodbye!” to waving your arms, being ignored, and frantically typing in the chat. Start your next virtual meeting with DigiCards - the virtual meeting cards for entreprenistas. To grab your deck of DigiCards and bring fun, engagement, and collaboration back into your team meetings, visit www.hellodigicards.com. Use the coupon code: Entreprenista15 to receive 15% off your first order. Get In Touch! Hey Entreprenistas! If you don’t want to miss an episode, check out our new texting service. You can now text us at (561) 468 3997 to be the first to know about new episodes, access exclusive content, and reach out with any questions you have for us. Drop us a text - we can’t wait to hear from you! Become An Entreprenista! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Entreprenista Podcast - the most fun business meeting for female founders, by female founders. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | GooglePlay Be sure to share your favorite episodes across social media to help us reach more amazing female founders, like you. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and for more exclusive content, tips, and insight, join the Entreprenistas Facebook group and visit the SocialFly website.
In this episode, Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew discusses founding and growing her cosmetics company, which has disrupted the industry with a direct-to-consumer business model and a focus on healthy products. The interview is moderated by Goldman Sachs' Kathy Elsesser.This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient to any other person. The information contained in this podcast does not constitute a recommendation from any Goldman Sachs entity to the recipient. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any recipient is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that recipient, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity. Copyright 2021 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.
For Beauty Counter Founder, Gregg Renfrew, It’s Not Just Makeup, It’s A Movement
Office Hours with Spencer Rascoff
A free-flowing conversation packed with entrepreneurial lessons with serial entrepreneur, Beauty Counter founder, Gregg Renfrew. Hear what to look for in an investor, ideas about scaling, her passion for multi-channel business -- and why people should get rid of non-stick pans.
Innovating by Doing the Right Thing with Gregg Renfrew, Founder & CEO of Beautycounter
Stephen and Phineas speak with Gregg Renfrew, Founder & CEO of Beautycounter, about how she’s built a health and beauty empire by advocating for clean ingredients and selling through a community of over 60,000 independent consultants.
86 Gregg Renfrew - Founder of Beautycounter on Why All Capital Is Not The Same
The Mentor Files
Learn how Gregg Renfrew uniquely combined the philosophies of DTC and retail, how she developed her products, and who has inspired her the most in her life. "I started to draw parallels between things that were detrimental to the Earth and things that were detrimental to our bodies." - Gregg Renfrew. Learn more about this episode of The Mentor Files with Monica Royer at www.monicaandandy.blog/86
53 Gregg Renfrew - Clean Beauty Pioneer and Founder and CEO of Beautycounter
The Kara Goldin Show
On this show, Gregg Renfrew talks about being a purpose and mission-driven entrepreneur as the CEO and founder of Beautycounter. She talks about how she created a beauty brand with no experience in the beauty industry, why she decided to use a multi-level marketing model for her business, what consumers are actually looking for, and much more.
Beautycounter CEO and founder Gregg Renfrew on the opportunity and responsibility to succeed
The Glossy Beauty Podcast
Beautycounter isn't your typical beauty brand. Given its network of roughly 50,000 independent consultants marketing and selling its products, company founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew feels "an enormous sense of responsibility to make sure that we are operationally sound," she said on the Glossy Beauty Podcast."I say it's both our opportunity and our responsibility right now," she said of the company's place amid the current coronavirus' outbreak. "Because it may be just a three-month, short term gig for them." But for others, she added, it could be a way to "continue to pay their mortgages, their rent, when other things have dried up."Renfrew said Beautycounter has seen a rise in younger consultants joining as a way not just to make money, but to find community in a time of frequent isolation.Overall, she thinks the pandemic will amplify the advantage of direct-to-consumer businesses like hers. "I think the wholesalers in general are in a lot of trouble right now. I hope some of them weather the storm. I think some of them will not, unfortunately," she said.