Thursday, September 4, 2008

Georgette Mosbacher

Georgette Mosbacher - brilliant businesswoman, fashionista, philanthropist, and politically savvy. She owns her firey red hair and trademark giant sunglasses. She is an icon for her elegance, her fashion, her glamour, and her fantastic parties. It's no coincidence that Georgette was born the same year as Christian Dior's first collection.

Here's a quick rundown of her amazing successes (taken from her official biography) -

Professional Profile
Georgette Mosbacher is President and CEO of Borghese, a global cosmetic, skincare and fragrance company. Ms. Mosbacher is well known for her expertise in the beauty area and for her ability in redirecting the efforts of challenged companies. Innovative and goal-oriented, her creative marketing strategies are legendary in the cosmetics industry.

Ms. Mosbacher was the Chair and CEO of Georgette Mosbacher Enterprises, an international entrepreneurial and consulting business in New York, as well as the head of her own cosmetic firm, La Prairie, the world-class, prestige beauty company which she revitalized and globalized, doubling its sales and profitability in just three years.

Charity and Fund Raising
Ms. Mosbacher founded the Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan (CAC), whose mission is to help children at risk.Her activities as a political fundraiser are legendary. Ms. Mosbacher served as National Co-Chairman of Senator John McCain's presidential campaign and is Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee's Finance Committee.

Published Author
Ms. Mosbacher is the author of several successful books. Her first, Feminine Force is a motivational guide for women who wish to achieve their potential, and her following book It Takes Money Honey is a women's get smart guide to total financial freedom.

Honors and Awards
Ms. Mosbacher has been honored with a number of accolades for her work in business, politics and non-profit causes. These include National Chairperson of Community Development for Childhelp USA, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award of the American Woman's Economic Development Corporation.Ms. Mosbacher is a graduate of Indiana University. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from the International Fine Arts College and Bryant College.

I want to end today's entry with a quote from Georgette. "We believe beauty is not bound by age. We believe that innovation should fuse the traditional and the avant guarde. Most importantly, we believe every woman has a secret beauty waiting to be revealed and we want to help her discover it."

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