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2016 Session | “Scents” and Sensibility: A Story of Grit, Perseverance and Reinvention with Jo Malone

Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand ‘Jo Loves.’ From modest beginnings as a teenager having struggled with dyslexia, to her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 37, Jo faced many obstacles along the way – yet they didn’t define her or stop her from becoming an international brand name and one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. This fireside chat will offer an up close and personal look into her incredible journey. Together, we will explore Jo’s unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality and learn how these lessons can help you revolutionalize your business or team the way Jo did with fragrance industry. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience, participants will leave inspired and armed with practical advice for applying Jo’s commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family, along with honesty, hard work and grit to achieve all of your dreams at work and life.

Moderator: Shirley Leung, columnist, Boston Globe

Speaker: Jo Malone, globally renowned beauty and fragrance entrepreneur and author, Jo Malone: My Story