Bobbi Brown - Women of Inspiration™ Icon Award

Jones Road Beauty - Co-Founder and CEO

World-renowned makeup artist, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author Bobbi Brown is a titan of the ultra-competitive beauty industry. Bobbi founded Bobbi Brown Cosmetics with her husband, Steven D. Plofker, in 1991 because she was sick of red lipstick. Bobbi created 10 simple lip colors that evolved into a global beauty empire when the brand was acquired by The Estée Lauder Companies in 1995, placing Bobbi as the Chief Creative Officer of a rapidly growing, billion-dollar brand. With her business savvy, determination to follow her passion, and will to never accept no for an answer, Bobbi worked her way from an almost college dropout to the cosmetics queen, wellness expert, and serial entrepreneur that she is today. She speaks on the struggles of founding, launching, and running her own business, as well as the fast-paced world of microtrends today.

Bobbi Brown has grown a beauty empire. Since leaving Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 2016, Bobbi has written numerous beauty and wellness books and launched Beauty Evolution LLC. She has also launched EVOLUTION_18, a line of lifestyle-inspired wellness products, The George, a boutique hotel run with her husband, Steven Plofker, in the heart of Montclair, N.J., and Jones Road Beauty, a line of high-grade, clean beauty projects. Bobbi is the Beauty & Lifestyle Editor of Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, hosts iHeartMedia's Beyond the Beauty with Bobbi Brown, which is part of iHeartMedia, Inc., and continues to work editorially. She has received 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," to name a few. She was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation, and has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. As an authoritative voice in the beauty and wellness space, Bobbi can give perspectives on anything entrepreneurship, breaking down product ideation, trend analysis, today's global luxury market, and more.

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