Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Amway President and Co-CEO Doug DeVos shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship and the global economy at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, D.C. Discussing prospects in China, DeVos said he sees plenty of potential for Amway and other direct selling companies as the country transitions from an export-led economy to a consumption-based economy.
- In this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine, Chantal Waterbury shares the journey that led her to found Chloe + Isabel, an e-commerce company that enables women to sell jewelry via social media. The daughter of a struggling single mother, Waterbury forged a successful corporate career before launching Chloe + Isabel to create opportunities for other women like herself.
- After acquiring jewelry seller Cookie Lee last year, new owner Debbie Millar led the company’s rebranding under the name ViVi—an acronym for Vision, Inspiration, Value and Independence. Millar spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the company’s future and why she is excited to be a “cheerleader” for women.
- After participating in a Congressional briefing this week, Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew spoke to Yahoo! Beauty about her mission to clean up the beauty industry. Renfrew joined other beauty insiders in Washington, D.C., to support proposed legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to ensure product safety.
- For those who dread the dressing room, a growing number of online services are making it easy to find the perfect fit. Companies like Keaton Row, a free service that teams each client with one of its freelance personal stylists, are bringing the personal shopping experience home and offering unprecedented opportunities to budding stylists.