Bobbi Brown is a make-up artist, bestselling author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – the initial 10 lipsticks that she created evolved into a global beauty empire. Since leaving her namesake brand in October 2016, she has launched four new businesses. In 2018, Bobbi launched her beauty and lifestyle website, justbobbi.com; she opened The George, a boutique hotel in Montclair, New Jersey, which she redesigned with her husband Steven Plofker and she created and launched Evolution_18, a line of beauty-inspired wellness products. Then in October 2020, Bobbi made her triumphant return to the cosmetics industry and launched clean beauty brand, JONES ROAD. Bobbi’s many awards include the Glamour Woman of the Year Award, The Fashion Group International Night of Stars Beauty Award, and The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ROBIE Humanitarian Award. She was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation.
"It’s not about how you look. It’s about how you feel you look."
The Female Lead (Volume II): We Rise By Lifting Others:
Bobbi Brown's interview is a part of a wider collection for The Female Lead (Volume 2), We Rise By Lifting Others, a book of 67 women changing the world today.
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The women profiled in this book have come together to inspire future generations and to honour the women on whose shoulders we stand. The title We Rise By Lifting Others is woven throughout the book; a belief in the need for a collective effort to make positive change. Not just for women, but for everyone.