I'm Dr. Lara Devgan, and I'm a plastic surgeon in New York City, the CEO of Scientific Beauty, and of course, a major beauty enthusiast. You are listening to Beauty Bosses, where we chat with fellow industry leaders who are shaping beauty, fashion, wellness, and all things pretty.
Anne Mahlum, founder, owner, and CEO of [solidcore]
Anne M. Mahlum is a female entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose…and she knows how to do it quickly. She is currently the Founder, Owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore]. In just 5 years, Anne has grown her company to more than 60 locations (entirely corporately owned) with more than 100,000 clients. [solidcore] has studios in DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, New York, Texas, Georgia, Minneapolis, North Dakota, Connecticut, Illinois and Michigan. Prior to [solidcore], Anne was the CEO of Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. Anne is also a motivational speaker and regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, and social change.
Bina Palnitkar Patel, Trial Lawyer and Civic Leader
Bina B. Palnitkar is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on resolving complex business and intellectual property disputes through litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. Bina has a national and international practice that is tailored to the needs and expectations of her clients. She has broad experience handling breach of contract, trademark infringement litigation, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, international FCPA compliance matters, medical malpractice defense for health care entities, fraud, tortious interference, and theft of trade secrets. Bina’s practical experience and approach to dispute resolution covers a number of disciplines and industries, including health care, start-up firms, and technology.
Katie Sturino, body positivity activist and founder of MegaBabe
Katie Sturino is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, body positivity advocate and fierce animal activist. Through her personal platforms, @katiesturino and The12ishStyle.com, she lends her voice and personal style to raise awareness for size inclusivity, empowering women of all sizes to find their confidence and celebrate their style. Her regular content series, #SuperSizeTheLook and #MakeMySize have gone viral, reaching millions of people and attracting global media attention. Katie is also the founder of MEGABABE, an innovative beauty brand offering non-toxic, solution-oriented products that allow people to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Scopes & Scrubs, three med-school students living in NYC
On this podcast, Dr. Devgan chats with the girls of Scopes & Scrubs: Lindsey, Juliana, and Marisol. They are third year MD/PhD students living in NYC who started @ScopesandScrubs to share their experience in efforts to give exposure to MD/PhD programs and inspire others. Additionally, their goal is to make science/medicine fun and provide students with the resources to excel in the STEM fields. You can find them online at https://www.scopesandscrubs.org/ or on Instagram @scopesandscrubs.
Dr. Juergen Frevert, Head of Botulinum Toxin Research at Merz Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Frevert studied chemistry at the Philipps-University, Marburg (Germany) where he got his PhD in biochemistry. In his thesis work, he investigated the biosynthesis of plant organelles and enzymes of fatty acid metabolism. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), he started his career in 1983 at the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt (Germany). Between 1995 and 2006, Dr. Frevert was Project Manager for biochemical projects and later Chief Scientific Officer of BioteCon Therapeutics GmbH, and during this time he started a cooperation with Merz Pharmaceuticals to develop the pure clostridium botulinum neurotoxin as a pharmaceutical which was licensed as Xeomin in 2005 in Germany for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm and in 2009 for the treatment of glabellar frown lines. In 2007 he was employed by Merz Pharmaceuticals as Head of Botulinum Toxin Research and was responsible for the development of next generation botulinum toxin products with new pharmacological properties. In 2017 he retired and is now working as a consultant for Merz Pharmaceuticals.
Jennifer Zuccarini, founder of chic lingerie brand Fleur du Mal
Jennifer Zuccarini is the founder and designer of lingerie and ready-to-wear brand Fleur du Mal. She studied Fine Arts in Montreal, after which she completed another degree in Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of Technology. She launched Fleur du Mal in 2012 with the goal to change the way women approach lingerie by creating pieces that can be worn every day. You can shop her collection at top retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Barney’s, and Shopbop. She is also the former design director of Victoria’s Secret and the co-founder of Kiki de Montparnasse. In 2017, Fleur de Mal opened a boutique in SOHO, New York City.
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Whether you’re already deep into your journey of holistic beauty and wellness, or just getting started - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dr. Lara does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical challenges we all face learning to navigate the journey of defining beauty (and life) in our own terms. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
LOVE Dr. Devgan’s podcasts
The BEST PLASTIC SURGEON & the best podcast which is so relevant to the different facets of beauty and wellness. I always look forwards to the new podcasts and I feel Dr. Devgan’s podcast is very informative in the world of beauty and happiness. 💕 I have learnt so much. Thanks Dr. Devgan💕
Was formerly a huge fan of the podcast and particularly enjoyed the conversational nature and how Dr. Devgan drilled down to get insights and meaningful stories and responses that readers could engage with. The latest episode with Sarah of Y7 was the most pronounced example of what I’ve found to be a trend over the last several months- the conversations have fallen flat, come across as a Q&A with no response to comments or banter outside of “neat!” “that’s awesome!” then next question, both host and guests seem tuned out and disinterested in anything beyond self promotion, and it’s felt very “phone it in.” Hugely disappointing as I feel strongly that Dr. Devgan has both a fresh perspective and the ability to drive substantive conversation, but this has not shone through in recent episodes. Hoping for a return to conversations worth listening to.