Willa Doss is her own #girlboss. Born in Santa Monica, California, she is the founder of a natural skincare and beauty brand. At the age of 12, Willa started on the path of entrepreneurship. Conceived with the help of her mother, Christy Prunier, Willa Skincare products was born after the sixth grader realized that most cosmetic companies are geared toward an older crowd; their formulas can be too heavy, irritating, and heavily perfumed for young girls. Willa wants the world to know: you can own your own business—even before you can drive or vote. From acne products to lip gloss, Willa, the girl, has helped develop every product in the willa collection with the assistance of top labs, green chemists, and a celebrity make-up artist.
She’s also traveled the country talking to girls about protecting their skin and jumpstarting their futures. When she’s not painting with watercolors (she’s a leftie) or writing pals back on Instagram (a challenge because… see previous), Willa is trying to live up to her name which actually means “protector” by offering cleaner, safer skin care products to the market. Did we mention her favorite willa product is her Face the Day sunscreen?
For the past two years, while this mini-mogul has been running a business, she has also been pulling straight As and achieving distinguished academic achievements at her high school. Willa is also an avid sports enthusiast and is on the track team.
Tara LaMagna is a National Sales Leader and Executive Director with Lemongrass Spa Products. She is passionate about educating others in regards to chemical free skin care. Among her many accomplishments she also has a team of over 300 consultants nationwide and it is her mission to help them reach their dreams!
Gregory Jbara currently stars as “DCPI Garrett Moore” on the hit CBS police drama BLUE BLOODS. He won the 2009 Tony Award©, the Drama Desk Award©, and the Outer Critics Circle Award© for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as “Jackie Elliot” in the Broadway production BILLY ELLIOT the musical. A University of Michigan Alumnus, he Co-Founded IMPACT Dance Company under the University Activities Center in 1980 (Still in existence today). He's also a founding member (1981) of the internationally renowned University of Michigan Musical Theatre Training Program within the University of Michigan School of Music. He then graduated with a BFA in Acting in 1986 from The Juilliard School. He currently resides in his Happy Place of Los Angeles with his wife Julie and sons Zachary and Aidan.
Karan is a senior executive director with The Pampered Chef and has had a successful career with them for the past 24 years. What started out as a passion for cooking and wanting to have a little extra fun has turned into a multi-million dollar business with close to 800 consultants on her team. She lives in beautiful Traverse City Michigan with her husband Steve and her 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Sandi Krakowski is an angel investor and a radical ‘new generation’ author who built a $20 MILLION dollar empire with her self-taught skills.
She is known in the business world for her teachings on Faith At Work, empowering women and is famous for talking about what everyone sweeps under the rug! As a Facebook Marketing Expert, she was noted by Forbes as a Top 20 Online Marketing Influencers of 2014, Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer and a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer.
Jessalyn Pito comes to us today from Middletown, Ct. She hasbeen in direct sales for 24 years and with her present company thelast 13.
She was working full time when she started her direct salesbusiness, however, she was looking for a flexible way to make extramoney to pay down credit card debt she had acquired from being asingle mom with no child support. One year later she was able toquit her job as she had an intentional plan in place to make thathappen.
In addition to being able to quit, she earned many rewards alongthe way:
First Consultant to reach One Million Dollars in PersonalSales
Top National Salesperson 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013
Top National Recruiter 2006, 2009
Top National Leader Developer 2010
Top 10 National Sales and Recruiting 2003-2013
Gold Leaf Executive Club 2004-2013, 2015
Leader of a Million Dollar Team 2005-2015
Top National Building Leaders Award at Leadership Conference2005,2008
Ari Weinzweig is CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, which includes Zingerman's Delicatessen, Bakehouse, Creamery, Catering, Mail Order, ZingTrain, Coffee Company, Roadhouse, Candy Manufactory and the newest business—Cornman Farms. Zingerman’s produces and sells all sorts of full flavored, traditional foods in its home of Ann Arbor, Michigan to the tune of $60,000,000 a year in annual sales. Ari was recognized as one of the “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America” by the 2006 James Beard Foundation and has awarded a Bon Appetit Lifetime Achievement Award among many recognitions. Ari is the author of a number of articles and books, including Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon (Zingerman’s Press), Zingerman’s
Guide to Giving Great Service, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating (Houghton Mifflin), Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business, and Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 3; A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Managing Ourselves, was released in December of 2013. Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 4; A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business is scheduled for release in the first part of 2016.