Last Wednesday, March 8th, marked International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate achievements amongst women and gender equality. This year, the theme is #beboldforchange–and we wanted to celebrate two women, both immigrants, who are changing the world via beauty.
Sarah Akkari, CEO of Senteurs d’Orient
Senteurs D’Orient was founded by Sarah’s mother years ago with a commitment to women–one that Sarah still maintains as CEO. The company, based in Lebanon, employs 90% women–from the office architect to the women who handmake the company’s beautiful soaps. What’s more–the company donates 10% of proceeds to educate women in Lebanon to help them become strong, independent and self-sufficient.
Jean Sim, Co-Creator of Fresh Monster
Jean is a product of Korean immigrant parents who moved her to the US for a better life and a better education. After spending years working for global haircare brands, Jean set out to create Fresh Monster–a company dedicated to bringing health hair and body care products to the masses. Jean doesn’t believe there should be a tradeoff between good-for-you ingredients and price.
You can find her products at supermarkets, Walmart and Target, giving access to premium ingredients and formulas to all economic backgrounds.
For more information go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/3068511/faces-of-founders/two-women-one-vision