18th Annual Celebration Luncheon Welcomes Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew

Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew will speak at Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s 18th Annual Celebration Luncheon on Friday, September 27th, at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The event will also honor a fellow female entrepreneur – Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Founder and CEO Marsha Bailey – with the 2019 Strong, Smart, and Bold Award.

Beautycounter is not a beauty company. Beautycounter is a movement.

This year’s Celebration Luncheon theme, “The Path of Most Resistance: Effecting Change Through Perseverance,” honors the keynote speaker’s own path to founding Beautycounter in 2011 with the mission of getting safer personal care and beauty products into the hands of everyone. Under Gregg’s leadership, Beautycounter is contributing to the rise of a modern industry built by female entrepreneurs and advocates. Her push for strong cosmetic safety laws is providing more than 40,000 Beautycounter Independent Consultants – mostly women – with the opportunity to be business owners and activists.

“I am so honored to be speaking at the Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon and look forward to discussing the importance of girls reaching their full potential, which will inevitably lead us to a better future,” says Renfrew. “The most important gift we can give to girls is the gift of confidence, knowing they already have everything they need to lead very successful lives. As we all know, the world will always be a better place when there are more women in leadership roles.”

As CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg is also dedicated to setting a new health and safety standard for the beauty industry. Rare among business leaders, she is an advocate for more federal regulation, tirelessly lobbying in Washington D.C. to pass a major federal law updating the laws governing the beauty industry that have stood largely unchanged since 1938.

Gregg established herself as a retail leader prior to launching Beautycounter. She sold her bridal registry company, The Wedding List, to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2001. She then led new-concept, brand, marketing, merchandising and operational consulting engagements with high-profile corporate and entertainment clients including Bergdorf Goodman, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, Intermix, Sugar Paper, Lela Rose and Jessica Alba. Gregg has been a featured speaker at Vanity Fair’s Founders Fair and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women NextGen Summit.

Additional speaker and event sponsorship information is available at girlsincsb.org. Celebration Luncheon event proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s after-school, summer, teen, and outreach programs. Tickets are $150 each, and can be reserved online or by calling (805) 963-4757.

Learn more about Beautycounter – the leader in clean beauty – and its mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Event media sponsors include Noozhawk and The Independent.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

Our vision: empowered girls in an equitable society. For more than 60 years, Girls Inc. has inspired girls in our community to be strong, smart, and bold. As one 82 Girls Inc. affiliates in the U.S., we advance girls’ rights and opportunities through direct service and advocacy, based in the belief that every girl deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated, and independent. In 2018, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara served nearly 1,200 girls, ages 5-18, through after-school and summer camp programs, a dedicated teen center, and a recreational-to-competitive level gymnastics program.

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