My Favourite Tip: Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris on ‘The best thing I ever did’
How I Work
How does someone as busy as Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris nail her unique and polished look at every event? Spoiler - it’s not by pulling everything out of the cupboard! As the leader of a publicly listed e-commerce beauty empire, the pressure is ON when Kate steps out of the house. Kate shares her secret, which she says is “the best thing I ever did” and a total shortcut for always wearing the best version of herself. Connect with Kate on Linkedin You can find the full interview here: Cosmetics queen Kate Morris on why you need to manage energy, not time Connect with me on the socials:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanthaimberTwitter: https://twitter.com/amanthaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanthai/ If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at email@example.com CREDITSProduced by InventiumHost: Amantha ImberSound Engineer: Martin ImberSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We first sat down with Adore Beauty founder, Kate Morris, in 2019 and much has happened with her company since then. In this episode, Alicia speaks to Kate about listing on the ASX, putting everything on the line, and why we all need to be thinking bigger. New episodes will be in your feed on Thursdays - subscribe now so you never miss one. Enormous thanks to our partner AusIndustry's Entrepreneurs’ Programme at https://business.gov.au/ep Host @aliciasteviestephenson Guest @kateadorebeauty - listen to our original episode with Kate Morris here. Loved this episode? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help others find us Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org Join the movement at futurewomen.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Part 2, How Adore Beauty’s Kate Morris stayed afloat through the struggle years, to then manage rapid growth & scale-up: plus lessons from selling, then buying back, a stake in Adore Beauty to Woolworths
Build It. They'll Come.
In Part 2 of our chat, Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris talks of the fun, if scary ride scaling up her start-up, when rapid growth starts to happen. Find out what was the hardest part of the 20 year journey from starting her idea in a garage, to building her online website selling beauty and skincare products – now one of the largest in Australia -- to taking her business baby public and listing on the ASX. The joy was watching employees and team members grow and flourish. She also reveals what role the humble Tim Tam biscuit plays in Adore’s customer shopping experience! And she explains why internal culture is so critical to team success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cosmetics queen Kate Morris on why you need to manage energy, not time
How I Work
With just $12,000 borrowed from her boyfriend’s father, Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris started Australia’s first beauty e-commerce site in 1999.Adore Beauty has expanded its offer to more than 200 brands and 13,000 products, earning Kate the Business Innovation Award for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2014, and an induction into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame in 2015.Adore Beauty floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2020 for a reputed $600 million price tag.But how has Morrish achieved such growth? How does she structure her time, her business operations, and even her daily beauty routine for maximum effectiveness?Visit amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at email@example.com If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up at http://howiwork.co Kate’s beauty products: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serumhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/skinceuticals/skinceuticals-c-e-ferulic-serum.htmlUltra Violette Supreme Screenhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/ultra-violette/ultra-violette-supreme-screen-spf-50-50ml.html?queryID=973585asap gentle cleansing gelhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/asap/asap-gentle-cleansing-gel-200ml.htmlDermalist Ultra Hydrating Lactic Cleanserhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/dermalist/dermalist-ultra-hydrating-lactic-cleanser-200ml.html?queryID=1050597Sodashi Clay Cleanser With Lavenderhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/sodashi/sodashi-clay-cleanser-with-lavender.html?queryID=439143SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifierhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/skinceuticals/skinceuticals-hyaluronic-acid-intensifier.html?queryID=957961PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serumhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/pca-skin/pca-skin-hyaluronic-acid-boosting-serum-28g.html?queryID=909143Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfectorhttps://www.adorebeauty.com.au/clarins/clarins-instant-light-brush-on-perfector-new.htmlMAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD CONCEALERSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris on swapping being a salesgirl behind the beauty counter at Myer department store, into creating an online store selling makeup & skincare brands, that after years of hard slog she built into a thriving empire.
Build It. They'll Come.
While studying at uni, Kate Morris loved working part-time selling beauty products behind the cosmetics counter at Myer. But she quickly came to believe many women customers felt somewhat intimidated by the whole buying experience at a physical cosmetics counter. So with no business experience, barely any tech skills, the 21-year-old dropped out of uni, borrowed a $12,000 loan from her partner James’ dad, and began to disrupt bricks & mortar beauty shops with her online startup, at a time when no-one else was really blazing an e-commerce beauty trail in Australia. Kate thought she could create a better customer experience, by doing it online: giving women more easily accessible information on makeup & skincare products to empower them to make better purchases for their needs. But it was no overnight success. In Part 1 of our chat, Kate explains what a hard slog was Adore Beauty’s first 12 years, but how that set her business up for rapid growth in the last 8 years. And in late 2020, Kate and James floated Adore Beauty Group on the ASX, described in the media as “one of the hottest listings of the year”. Brought up in Tasmania Kate tells how her parents encouraged independence and a strong work ethic in her and her siblings; and how you need to embrace failure.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Jackson and Mallory Newall are back with the Point Being podcast, joined by data journalists Sarah Feldman and Kate Morris.
The Point Being
We’re back…again! After a (long) hiatus, Chris Jackson and Mallory Newall are back with the Point Being podcast, joined by data journalists Sarah Feldman and Kate Morris. A new format, a new year… and another impeachment trial. This week, we explore attitudes around former President Trump’s second impeachment and find that the more things change the more they stay the same. Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Second Trump Impeachment Trial Axios/Ipsos Poll: Majority of Americans now support removing Trump from office Conservative media consumers run the opinion gamut. How is conservative media responding? How misinformation primed Trump’s supporters for Capitol riot NPR/Ipsos: More than 1 in 3 Americans believe a ‘deep state’ is working to undermine Trump Ipsos poll: Misinformation around U.S. Capitol unrest, election spreading among Americans
You beauty — Kate Morris on taking her online cosmetic company from her garage to stock market float
There’s a scene in Sex and the City where Sarah Jessica Parker gets to ring the famed opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. Naturally, she’s wearing Jimmy Choos and a Chanel lipstick. Kate Morris dreamt that one day her company Adore Beauty would float on the stock exchange. She got there, but ringing the bell over Zoom from her lounge room? Well that wasn’t quite what she’d imagined. For years Morris slogged it out packing cosmetics in her garage. But with profits plateauing, Morris was advised to write a letter to herself from the future. “It was like turning all the lights back on. Suddenly the whole path was illuminated for me”. A risky high-growth strategy landed the e-retailer Adore Beauty an Australian Stock Exchange float of a reputed $600+ million, inspiring thousands of women to invest in the share market for the first time. Kate’s willing to share the ride, warts and all. +++ Curveball is the podcast that takes you inside a company at a pivotal moment. Leaders share tips with you on how to thrive in challenging times. And we adore hearing your stories. What’s been your curveball moment? Use your phone to record a voice memo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgKeep up to date with Curveball by following @_deadsetstudios on Twitter and @deadsetstudios on instagram and you can also sign up to the Curveball newsletter on LinkedIn. Find out more about the show at www.curveballshow.comWe acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live and work.
Bonus Episode: Kate Morris - Founder & Director at Adore Beauty
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As part of the Summer Series with Superhero, we speak with some of the founder and CEOs of the companies we unpack. We've heard it so many times from all the experts we've spoken to - knowing about the management of a company is so important to making an investment decision. Through these conversations, we're hoping we can help you get some insight into how these founders and CEOs tick. In this episode, we chat with Kate Morris - founder & director at Adore Beauty ***** Superhero offers unlimited $5 trades on ASX-listed shares. For more information or to sign-up, head to their website here ***** Any views expressed by the podcast host or any guest are their own and do not represent the views of Equity Mates Media or any other employer or associated organisation. Always remember, all information contained in this podcast is for education and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional financial, legal or tax advice. The hosts of Equity Mates are not financial professionals and are not aware of your personal financial circumstances. Before making any financial decisions you should read the Produce Disclosure Statement (PDS) and, if necessary, consult a licensed financial professional. For more information head to our Disclaimer Page, where you can find resources to search for a registered financial professional near you. ***** Have you just started your investing journey? Head over to Get Started Investing – Equity Mates 12-part series with all the fundamentals you need to feel confident to start your investing journey. Want more Equity Mates? Subscribe to Equity Mates Investing Podcast, social media channels, Thought Starters mailing list and more here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The founder of Adore Beauty, Kate Morris, built her business from the garage into an e-commerce empire. After recognising the intimidation of retail beauty counters, Kate endeavoured to create an accessible & friendly experience for women in Adore Beauty. Kate speaks with Tilly Money about how she has managed to financially scale the business, staying cash-flow positive & her secret business weapon: test first, implement later.