IS THIS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Without a doubt. My work combines my two passions: beauty and international business. I love the high-growth environment and am fortunate to work with an incredibly talented team that’s expanded our presence around the world.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
They’re more than just products. They’re essentials that allow me to exude more confidence and put a better attitude out into the world. It’s a dream for me to be able to work in an industry that gives such power and confidence to millions of women.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I’m inspired most by opportunities to learn, whether it’s about new people, new languages, or new business concepts.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Embrace your strengths and be authentic. Remember to listen—you never know where a new idea is going to come from—and be humble. The advice I give to others: Know your way around the numbers.
Kate Baratta is a Chicago writer and blogger. Learn more at peoplewithpanache.com.