Highlighting Strong Women Today and Everyday
Goldfaden MD understands the power of women. So in honor of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of the strongest women we know and sharing their advice and insights into how they find their own version of success.
Rene Macdonald, Founder and Creative Director of Lisou
“My mother always told me you can achieve anything if you’re willing to work hard, and as a black woman, you’ll have to work harder than most. The most useful thing I do is meditate—it calms my racy mind and hopefully makes me a better person for others.”
Her go-to Goldfaden MD product: “When it comes to self-care, I look for skincare that’s effective, easy and quick, with great results. Doctor’s Scrub is an amazing product that leaves my skin glowing without being abrasive.”
Christine Bullock, Founder of KAYO Bodycare and Creator of Evolution 20
“As a mother of three little girls and CEO of a global company, it’s becoming harder and harder to
manage it all. A friend told me to imagine I’m a juggler. Some of the balls are glass and some are plastic. We can’t juggle it all, all the time, so we have to figure out what responsibilities or tasks in life are ‘made of glass’—they are vital to our health and happiness—so they can’t be dropped. Then, figure out what is made of plastic and can be dropped.”
Her go-to Goldfaden MD product: “I love the Doctor’s Scrub because it always leaves my skin so refreshed, soft and smooth. Plus, my skincare seems to work much better after a mini-exfoliation.”
Claire Le Marquand and Kirstie Beecroft, Co-Founders of Kirstie Le Marque
“As co-founders, the best advice we both received (and took) was just that—to have a co- founder. Many people start businesses by themselves and succeed brilliantly, but we always discuss whether Kirstie Le Marque would be where it is today had we not done this together. Having one another to bounce off, brainstorm with, cry to and, most importantly, laugh and celebrate with has been invaluable. It isn’t for everyone, but for us it has been everything.”
Their go-to Goldfaden MD products:
“A good eye cream should be in every 40-something woman’s beauty arsenal. Bright Eyes brightens my under eye-darkness, reduces puffiness and smoothes fine lines. And, for me, the biggest selling point is the natural, clean, plant-derived ingredients—I want to know what I’m putting on my skin.” – Kristie
“I use Doctor’s Scrub everyday. I love the combination of exfoliation and hydration. And if it’s good enough for Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba, it’s good enough for me!” – Claire
Shira Barlow, MS, RD, registered dietitian, nutrition expert and author of THE FOOD THERAPIST
“There’s still a lot to be done in terms of supporting mothers with young children in the workplace. I think so many great companies and institutions and industries lose out on contributions from really smart, capable, talented women because there’s just not enough flexibility and support. But I do know so many amazing women coming up in the next generation and I’m totally inspired by them and how they ask for what they need unapologetically, and I have a lot of hope for the future.”
Her go-to Goldfaden MD product: “Doctor’s scrub!! But I use it off-label on the back of my arms because that’s where I need it the most.”
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