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Host Jodi Katz, Founder & Creative Director of Base Beauty Creative Agency, welcomes guests into a relaxed, authentic and honest conversation about their career journey, from the struggles to the highs, and the roller coaster ride in-between. Jodi is not a reporter and she’s not ogling stats. She’s part James Lipton, part Andy Cohen, seeking to reveal wisdom and insightful stories that will inspire future leaders in beauty.

To provide feedback or inquire about being a guest on the show, please email aleni@basebeauty.com. Happy listening!

 

 

  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Deanna Utroske | Senior Correspondent for CosmeticsDesign.com
    As a beauty writer, Deanna Utroske has a bird’s-eye view on the industry, one that’s even more unique as Senior... Read More >>
    As a beauty writer, Deanna Utroske has a bird’s-eye view on the industry, one that’s even more unique as Senior Correspondent for trade publication CosmeticsDesign.com. In this episode, find out her biggest surprise upon covering the beauty beat, why she considers the label “misfit” a good thing, and some valuable advice on networking. Read Less <<
    12/13/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Evelyn Wang | Senior Vice President of Marketing of Wet N Wild
    For Evelyn Wang, the path to success wasn’t always a straight line. Becoming SVP of Marketing at Wet ‘n’ Wild took... Read More >>
    For Evelyn Wang, the path to success wasn’t always a straight line. Becoming SVP of Marketing at Wet ‘n’ Wild took a stint analyzing boxed DVD sales, teaching English in Japan and leading teen sailing excursions for a sustainability non-profit. If you’re wondering what the “right” path to your dream job is, this episode has some encouraging insights. (Hint: You’re doing better than you think!). Evelyn and Jodi also dissect the pros and cons of corporate hierarchy and how to give an established brand a facelift without alienating the customers who love it. Read Less <<
    12/6/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Linda Mason | Makeup Artist
    Meet Linda Mason. Do you remember a time when models did their own make-up at fashion shows and there were no promotional... Read More >>
    Meet Linda Mason. Do you remember a time when models did their own make-up at fashion shows and there were no promotional tie-ins backstage? Linda Mason does, and she seized the opportunity to showcase the power of beauty on the runway. Listen and learn. Read Less <<
    12/1/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Laurent Saffre | CEO of Pierre Fabre USA
    Meet Laurent Saffre. CEO of Pierre Fabre USA. Listen as this artist, pharmacist and business leader tells us how a career... Read More >>
    Meet Laurent Saffre. CEO of Pierre Fabre USA. Listen as this artist, pharmacist and business leader tells us how a career across three countries has been a rewarding adventure for him and his family. Special thanks to the historic C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries for hosting WBMB™’s first-ever on location recordings. Read Less <<
    11/17/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Lisa Devo & Shannon Burch | Founders of Soap & Paper
    Meet Lisa Devo and Shannon Burch. Founders of Soap & Paper. Listen as they share how their initial connection led to... Read More >>
    Meet Lisa Devo and Shannon Burch. Founders of Soap & Paper. Listen as they share how their initial connection led to over fifteen years of thriving in chaos. Special thanks to the historic C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries for hosting WBMB™’s first-ever on location recordings. Read Less <<
    11/14/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Tim Quinn | VP Creative Artistry of Armani Beauty at L’Oreal
    Meet Tim Quinn. VP Creative Artistry of Armani Beauty at L’Oreal. Listen as he describes how after living out of a... Read More >>
    Meet Tim Quinn. VP Creative Artistry of Armani Beauty at L’Oreal. Listen as he describes how after living out of a suitcase for 16 years as a celebrity makeup artist, it was a Cancer diagnosis that helped him reconfirm his career path. Read Less <<
    11/22/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Annette Rodriguez | Managing Director of Warburg Pincus
    Meet Annette Rodriguez. Managing Director at Warburg Pincus. Listen as she walks us through how private equity impacts the... Read More >>
    Meet Annette Rodriguez. Managing Director at Warburg Pincus. Listen as she walks us through how private equity impacts the beauty industry, and how she preserves balance between her career and personal life. (Note from host Jodi: I wish I knew, 20 years ago, that Annette’s job existed. If I had I wouldn’t have skipped out on my Intro to Economics class in college!) Read Less <<
    11/10/2017
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  • VIDEO PODCAST: Beauty Innovator’s Viewing of War Paint
    Over 60 beauty execs and editors joined Base Beauty Creative Agency on Broadway in New York City to celebrate industry... Read More >>
    Over 60 beauty execs and editors joined Base Beauty Creative Agency on Broadway in New York City to celebrate industry pioneers at War Paint the Musical. Post-show the theater was exclusively ours as we enjoyed an engaging conversation about beauty pioneers of yesterday by beauty pioneers of today. We were delighted to be joined by Catherine Zuber, Tony-Award winning Costume Designer War Paint, Laura Geller, Founder Laura Geller New York, Ukonwa Ojo, Senior Vice President Cover Girl, and Christina Bennett, Senior Director Global Public Relations Elizabeth Arden. Moderated by Base Beauty Creative Agency Founder & Creative Director Jodi Katz, panelists discussed themes of life/work balance, being a woman at-the-top, the seduction of growing a business and why beauty is the right industry for them. This was an incredible way to celebrate Base Beauty’s 10th year in business! Click the watch button to see the panel discussion. Read Less <<
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Jane Park | CEO & Founder of Julep
    Meet Jane Park. CEO and Founder of Julep Beauty. Listen as she discusses the gift of time, emotional responses in the... Read More >>
    Meet Jane Park. CEO and Founder of Julep Beauty. Listen as she discusses the gift of time, emotional responses in the workplace, and her vision that beauty can be fun and fearless for all women. Read Less <<
    10/27/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Maggie Ciafardini | Beauty Consultant
    Meet Maggie Ciafardini. She’s learned a lot in her wide-reaching career in beauty. Listen as she shares her innovative... Read More >>
    Meet Maggie Ciafardini. She’s learned a lot in her wide-reaching career in beauty. Listen as she shares her innovative ideas on how the giant beauty corporations can retain market share in this ever evolving industry. Read Less <<
    10/11/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Fat Mascara
    What happens when a podcast features another podcast? Things take a turn for the meta this week as host Jodi Katz... Read More >>
    What happens when a podcast features another podcast? Things take a turn for the meta this week as host Jodi Katz interviews Jennifer Goldstein (Executive Beauty & Health Editor Marie Claire) and Jessica Matlin (Beauty & Health Director Teen Vogue), hosts of the #1 ranked beauty podcast Fat Mascara. Listen in as they talk day jobs, side hustles and what they’re doing when they’re not doing either of those things. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Tiffany Andersen | CEO of Tiffany Andersen Brands
    Meet Tiffany Andersen. CEO and Founder of Tiffany Andersen Brands. Listen as she discusses how after harrowing tragedies... Read More >>
    Meet Tiffany Andersen. CEO and Founder of Tiffany Andersen Brands. Listen as she discusses how after harrowing tragedies she made career and personal choices that not only keep her alive but allow her to thrive. Read Less <<
    11/1/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Elisa Vitale | Design Director
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our agency tag line long before we conceived of the podcast series. Learn about their talents and career journey that lead them to BBCA. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Cate Charney | BBCA Publicist
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss their career paths, and how they handle working remotely. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Aleni Mackarey | BBCA Agency Marketing & Project Manager
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our agency tag line long before we conceived of the podcast series. Learn about their talents and career journey that lead them to BBCA. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Julie Chen | BBCA Copywriter
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss their career paths, and how they handle working remotely. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Andrea Halpern | BBCA Publicist
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss their career paths, and how they handle working remotely. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Alan Cohen | BBCA Executive Coach
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our agency tag line long before we conceived of the podcast series. Learn about their talents and career journey that lead them to BBCA. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Justine Lackey | BBCA Finance Director
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! They are the original ‘Where Brains Meet Beauty’ – since this has been our agency tag line long before we conceived of the podcast series. Learn about their talents and career journey that lead them to BBCA. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Jan Michell | BBCA Copywriter
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss... Read More >>
    Meet the Base Beauty Team! This special mini series highlights members of our Base Beauty team. Listen as they discuss their career paths, and how they handle working remotely. Read Less <<
    10/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Danielle Vincent | Founder of Kimiko Beauty
    Meet Danielle Vincent, makeup artist, and founder of Kimiko Beauty. Listen as she talks about growing up as a figure... Read More >>
    Meet Danielle Vincent, makeup artist, and founder of Kimiko Beauty. Listen as she talks about growing up as a figure skater, and how to be patient in the process of building a beauty brand.    Read Less <<
    9/12/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Angela Kim | Founder of Savor Beauty
    Meet Angela Kim. Founder of Savor Beauty. Listen as she explains how the Korean beauty rituals she grew up with inspired her... Read More >>
    Meet Angela Kim. Founder of Savor Beauty. Listen as she explains how the Korean beauty rituals she grew up with inspired her work ethic and business growth. Read Less <<
    9/12/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Tara Tersigni | COO Beauty Evolution
    Meet Tara Tersigni. COO of Beauty Evolution. Learn about her career BBB (before Bobbi Brown) and how she is helping one of... Read More >>
    Meet Tara Tersigni. COO of Beauty Evolution. Learn about her career BBB (before Bobbi Brown) and how she is helping one of the world’s most notable make-up artists forge a new path. Read Less <<
    9/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ | Jennifer Kapahi | Co-Founder of Tre’StiQue
    Meet Jennifer Kapahi. Co-Founder of tre’StiQue. Discover what she learned growing up on a farm and how she uses... Read More >>
    Meet Jennifer Kapahi. Co-Founder of tre’StiQue. Discover what she learned growing up on a farm and how she uses fitness to create rhythm and balance in her work week. Read Less <<
    8/19/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 15
    Meet Nick Arrojo. He came to the US on a one-way ticket and went on to start America’s largest independent... Read More >>
    Meet Nick Arrojo. He came to the US on a one-way ticket and went on to start America’s largest independent hairdressing brand. Listen as he explains how his job is like  a boxing match, and how he gets back up when he is knocked down. Read Less <<
    8/7/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 14
    Meet Paulette Heller. Vice President of Marketing at Conair. Listen as she shares what has kept her at Conair for 34 years... Read More >>
    Meet Paulette Heller. Vice President of Marketing at Conair. Listen as she shares what has kept her at Conair for 34 years (!), how to network as a non-drinker and how to achieve life/work balance as a single woman. Read Less <<
    6/16/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 13
    Meet Jasmine Garnsworthy. Freelance writer and editor, and founder of The Buff. Listen as this Australian native shares her... Read More >>
    Meet Jasmine Garnsworthy. Freelance writer and editor, and founder of The Buff. Listen as this Australian native shares her secrets of launching a bootstrap skincare brand only four months young. Episode includes tips & tricks for the budding entrepreneur. Read Less <<
    6/6/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 12
    Meet Craig Dubitsky. The Friendly Founder of Hello Products. Listen as he describes turning his creative dreams into... Read More >>
    Meet Craig Dubitsky. The Friendly Founder of Hello Products. Listen as he describes turning his creative dreams into realities for some of the most notable new brands and how great design fuels all innovation. Read Less <<
    6/6/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty 11
    Meet Ian Ginsberg. President of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Listen as he describes the perks of being a pessimist, and what... Read More >>
    Meet Ian Ginsberg. President of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Listen as he describes the perks of being a pessimist, and what it means to run an old-school 4th generation business in an ever-evolving beauty marketplace. Read Less <<
    6/6/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 10
    Meet Tracy Murphy.  At the age of 17, Tracy learned how how have a career as a make-up artist beyond working in the mall.... Read More >>
    Meet Tracy Murphy.  At the age of 17, Tracy learned how how have a career as a make-up artist beyond working in the mall. Listen as she shares her experience working with the world’s most recognizable faces as she builds a distinctive beauty brand. Read Less <<
    6/6/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 09
    Meet Elana Drell Szyfer…She’s a creative problem solver who entered the beauty industry by default, not by... Read More >>
    Meet Elana Drell Szyfer…She’s a creative problem solver who entered the beauty industry by default, not by design. Listen as she takes us on the journey from assistant to CEO and as she shares creative ways to celebrate career wins. Read Less <<
    5/22/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 08
    Meet Jennifer Walsh. A serial beauty entrepreneur with breakthrough concepts. Listen as she shares about life/work balance... Read More >>
    Meet Jennifer Walsh. A serial beauty entrepreneur with breakthrough concepts. Listen as she shares about life/work balance and how she’s leveraged her biz growth journey into content that all entrepreneurs – no matter the industry – should discover. Read Less <<
    4/14/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 07
    Meet Natalie Mackey. Founder & CEO of Glow Concept. During her “work-cation” Natalie shares what it’s... Read More >>
    Meet Natalie Mackey. Founder & CEO of Glow Concept. During her “work-cation” Natalie shares what it’s like to build several beauty brands while also figuring out how to focus on the other things that make her happy. Read Less <<
    4/5/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 06
    Meet Samantha Citro. Director of Marketing & Operations at Immunocologie. Listen as she explains how picking up slack... Read More >>
    Meet Samantha Citro. Director of Marketing & Operations at Immunocologie. Listen as she explains how picking up slack where she saw slack led to opportunities in the beauty industry that most 20-something’s only dream about. Read Less <<
    3/23/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 05
    Meet Wendi Berger. President and Creator of Pour le Monde Parfums. Listen as she reveals how pregnancy and a passion for... Read More >>
    Meet Wendi Berger. President and Creator of Pour le Monde Parfums. Listen as she reveals how pregnancy and a passion for fragrance inspired her to pave her own road in beauty.  Read Less <<
    2/20/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 04
    Meet Jeannine Morris. A multimedia beauty and wellness journalist who learned early on (thanks Dad) the importance of being... Read More >>
    Meet Jeannine Morris. A multimedia beauty and wellness journalist who learned early on (thanks Dad) the importance of being your own advocate. She shares how speaking up for yourself can get you the most out of your career.   Read Less <<
    2/20/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 03
    Meet Ashley Prange. Founder and CEO of Au Naturale Cosmetics, a brand laser—focused on delivering the cleanest, greenest... Read More >>
    Meet Ashley Prange. Founder and CEO of Au Naturale Cosmetics, a brand laser—focused on delivering the cleanest, greenest products in the widest arrange of shades, formats and textures. Listen as she shares the story of how an extreme shift in career and frustration with commercial cosmetics led her on an entrepreneurial journey. Read Less <<
    2/2/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 02
    Meet Jillian Wright. Aesthetician, creator, connector and champion of indie beauty brands. Listen as she reveals how being... Read More >>
    Meet Jillian Wright. Aesthetician, creator, connector and champion of indie beauty brands. Listen as she reveals how being open to change and balancing family and career has helped her act as a powerful voice for tiny brands in the massive multi-billion-dollar beauty industry. Read Less <<
    2/2/2017
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  • PODCAST: Where Brains Meet Beauty™ 01
    Meet Brenda Brock. Founder and Formulator of Farmaesthetics, and daughter of a seventh generation farming family from Texas.... Read More >>
    Meet Brenda Brock. Founder and Formulator of Farmaesthetics, and daughter of a seventh generation farming family from Texas. Listen as she describes her reliance on the intelligence of nature, and the untraditional path she walked to become a leading innovator in the beauty industry. Read Less <<
    2/2/2017
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