Millie Kendall MBE, is the CEO of the British Beauty Council, founder of a PR agency Brandstand Communications and Millie of the beauty Brand Ruby & Millie.
Millie is humble, but a true risk-taker, someone who thinks nothing is impossible.
In Episode 12 we talk about her frustrations with the beauty industry, about her inspiring survivor grandmother and the fun stories about her life - including receiving an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen.
00:00 - Intro
09:59 - Patriarchal superiority in the beauty industry
12:38 - Challenges of being a woman in business
15:56 - Story of Millie’s grandmother, a Russian immigrant
24:21 - What inspired Millie to start her brand Ruby & Millie
30:18 - Receiving and MBE
33:25 - Self-doubt, Imposter Syndrome and confidence
37:05 - The effect of the pandemic
42:35 - What the beauty industry needs now
46:28 - Leadership - taking risks and owning it
51:30 - Launching Aveda in the UK and being exposed
59:18 - Advice to beauty brands on their launch
01:00:11 - Advice to Millie’s younger self
01:04:30 - The “Impossible” question
MILLIE KENDALL MBE:
Instagram: @MillieKendall - https://www.instagram.com/milliekendall
Brandstand Communications: https://brandstandcomms.com/
BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL:
SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY COALITION:
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