Catch up on this week’s direct selling chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Forbes has the details on Eight Women Entrepreneurs to Watch, including Jessica Herrin, the 43-year-old founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. The accessories maven is featured alongside tennis champ Serena Williams, singer Katy Perry and other women carving out their own niche in the business world.
- Beautycounter spent nearly four years developing its new mascara—a product notoriously difficult to formulate without the kind of toxic ingredients banned by the safe beauty company. Now, Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara is here, and the company is launching it in a big way with its #100Lashes campaign, a provocative take on the harm inflicted on women as a result of a poorly regulated cosmetics industry.
- Two years ago, Avon Products overhauled its global HR system as the beauty company shifted its strategic focus to organizational effectiveness, simplification and growth. Opting for Workday HR, the company set out to deploy the cloud-based system within just 18 months. Diginomica spoke to Avon’s commercial business and global HR portal lead, Helen Gowler, about managing the change and improving data processes at the global cosmetics maker.
- Drinking your meals? Sportscaster Jenn Brown was skeptical of the idea at first, but when a friend recommended she try USANA nutrition shakes to help lose weight after her pregnancy, she decided to give it a try. Brown appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about the company’s new MySmartShakes and what to look for in a meal replacement shake.