After starting IT Cosmetics from her living room, Jamie Kern Lima went on to sell the successful business to L'Oréal for $1.2 billion, making her the first female CEO of a brand at L'Oréal in the process. The whole experience showed Jamie how, with passion and dedication, even an underdog can go on to achieve great success. Following her own achievements in the cosmetics industry, Jamie now delivers impactful keynotes with the aim of inspiring the next generation of women and girls in business; striving to give back in a large way.
Reasons to Book Jamie Kern Lima
- Going from a living room startup to a billion-dollar business, Jamie established IT Cosmetics and took it towards success. Booking her for a keynote at your event will allow you to unlock some of these secrets of Jamie’s accomplishments.
- Jamie delivers impassioned speeches about overcoming self-doubt and how to turn a no into a yes; crucial aspects of starting any business.
- Jamie Kern Lima can inspire your audiences through her lessons on leadership, showing how with effective management your startup business can become a runaway success.
Previously working packing bags at a grocery store, and waitressing at Denny’s, Jamie Kern Lima comes from humble beginnings and has always hustled in order to pay her way through college. This allowed Jamie to graduate as Valedictorian from Washington State University before achieving her MBA from Columbia University. With a hard-working spirit instilled, and qualifications under her belt, Jamie went on to be an award-winning news anchor on television before she eventually founded IT Cosmetics from the comfort of her living room.
After successfully launching her business which was eventually acquired by L’Oréal in one of their largest acquisitions to date, Jamie is now the author of the book ‘Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable’ which instantly became a New York Times Bestseller.
With experience, education, and success under her belt, Jamie Kern Lima is now passionate about improving the lives of women and girls globally and is involved in a substantial amount of philanthropic work. Mentoring entrepreneurs and building businesses from the ground up feature in Jamie’s keynotes where she passionately shares her own story in order to help others achieve their own goals and dreams. Jamie was recently named on the 2020s Forbes list of richest self-made women, highlighting that with hard work and a clear goal, anything can be possible.
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