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International Women’s Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands

Despite the frequent interchangeability of phrases like “women-owned” and “female-founded,” the two terms aren’t always related — a female-founded brand might not be owned by a woman anymore and a presently-women-owned business might not have been founded by a woman. During social-minded instances like International Women’s Day, understanding what each label denotes could mean the difference between supporting a brand that’s actually run by women, or one that happens to have women working within it, for example Proactiv was founded by two female dermatologists is now owned by Nestlé.

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47 percent of female business owners consider their company’s overall outlook as ‘good,’ compared to 62 percent of men polled.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce data

So what’s the difference? Female-founded means that a business was created by a woman or women, according to a spokesperson for nonprofit Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

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Are You Ready to #OwnYourNatural With Grande Cosmetics? | State

NEW YORK, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Grande Cosmetics wants to celebrate everyone’s unique, powerful self-confidence with the “Own Your Natural” campaign that focuses on helping all woman reach their fullest potential.

Millions of lashes transformed. Known as leaders in lash and brow enhancement, Grande Cosmetics’ comprehensive assortment includes breakthrough formulas that empower women to become their 100% authentic best self. Since 2008, with the revolutionary lash enhancing serum, GrandeLASH-MD, that delivers longer, thicker looking lashes, Grande has broken down beauty barriers, allowing women to access meaningful transformation filled with self-love and appreciation.

The #ownyournatural campaign follows four fierce women of all ages and backgrounds on their real Grande journeys as they enhance their lashes, lips, brows and hair and over the course of several months, conquer their most frustrating beauty concerns the Grande DIY way. All without prescriptions, falsies, injections or bank-busting investments.

“As a female brand founder

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Jamie Kern Lima on handling rejection while building IT Cosmetics

“When you google my story, you see Denny’s waitress built billion-dollar empire, you see the highlight reel,” says Jamie Kern Lima, the founder IT Cosmetics.

Those parts are true: In college Kern Lima worked at Denny’s, and in 2008, she and her husband both quit their jobs (Kern Lima was a local news anchor at the time) and started a makeup company. Kern Lima wanted a foundation that would cover her rosacea (a common skin condition that causes redness on the face), so she created one.

The makeup line expanded from there, and eight years later, L’Oreal bought IT Cosmetics for $1.2 billion in cash. Kern Lima pocketed roughly $410 million from the deal, according to Forbes, and for about three years she stayed on as CEO of IT Cosmetics, which made her the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s history.

But the rags to riches story is not the

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25 Black-Owned Skincare, Hair and Makeup Brands We Love

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Michael Portillo on Britain’s greatest rail wonders

While hundreds of largely empty trains run on Britain’s transport systems during the pandemic, our gorgeous heritage lines are shut by government order. The day they reopen – maybe alongside pubs and restaurants – will be an occasion for national celebration. Those antique railways offer so much that is good. They represent our history. They were restored by determined people offering up chunks of their precious time on earth so we could experience unforgettable moments of nostalgia, beauty and joy. Dr Beeching may be reviled by rail enthusiasts for closing lines in the 1960s, but he opened up enormous opportunities for railway resurrectionists. The Bluebell Railway claims to have been the first preserved standard-gauge railway, running between Lewes and East Grinstead, along the route of the old London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. For

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In an unexpected move, Facebook blocked news content on its sites in Australia, and also stopped people outside the country from viewing Australian news publications on its platforms. The social-media giant took the action after the lower house of parliament passed a bill that would force it to pay for news content that has been shared by users; it says the law is unclear about what constitutes “news”. 

Facebook’s defiant tone was a stark contrast to Google’s global agreement to pay News Corporation for content from its publications, which include the Wall Street Journal and the Sun in Britain. Google was also under threat from the proposed law in Australia and had warned that it would shut its search engine there.

Bernard Arnault, the chairman

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Unsun Cosmetics Chosen to Share Its Brand Story With Millions on QVC, HSN, and Zulily During Black History Month

CALABASAS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 9, 2021 / Unsun Cosmetics has been selected for Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight, a collaboration with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation to strengthen diverse small businesses through increased exposure and various other pro bono in-kind services. The program, which will run throughout 2021, builds on Qurate Retail Group’s longstanding foundation of supporting small businesses and reflects the company’s and NRF Foundation’s commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Qurate Retail Group, a multiplatform retailer that includes QVC, HSN, Zulily, and several other brands, is using its production resources, television broadcasts, and digital platforms to help Unsun Cosmetics share its story with millions of consumers nationwide. Unsun Cosmetics’ story began appearing on QVC’s and HSN’s websites and social pages in early 2021 and the company will be highlighted on air on Feb. 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on

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