In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Digital Content Manager Kristina Stidham interviews Manna Kadar, founder and CEO of Manna Kadar Cosmetics, a family of brands that includes Manna Kadar Beauty, Goddess by Manna Kadar, Beauty and the Bump, Haute Dog luxury pet products, Mason Man Skincare, and Manna Kadar Luxe Bath and Body.

Listen in as Kadar discusses her early start in retail, what led her to launch Manna Kadar Cosmetics (1:04), and what makes the Manna Kadar Beauty line different from other products in the market (2:07). She explains the brand’s Beauty Simplified System (3:10), how the brand’s products revolve around streamlining the makeup application process for consumers, and how she broke into the beauty market when launching the company (4:15).

Kadar shares what helps her stay confident in moments of uncertainty (4:52), how she navigated the challenges she faced as a young, minority woman launching a company (6:20), and her financial advice for new entrepreneurs (8:16). Lastly, she discusses the positive mantra behind Manna Kadar Beauty, why it’s important to her that she gives back and helps communities around her (10:39), and what she’s planning to take on next at Manna Kadar Cosmetics (13:12).

Manna Kadar is the self-made, self-funded minority mompreneur behind the fast-growing Manna Kadar Cosmetics family of brands, which includes Manna Kadar Beauty, Goddess by Manna Kadar, Beauty and the Bump, Haute Dog luxury pet products, Mason Man Skincare, and Manna Kadar Luxe Bath and Body. The creator of the “7 Minute Face,” Kadar’s three-step, award-winning Beauty Simplified System quickly gained the attention of national outlets such as “E! News,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Today Show.” Her innovative approach to both beauty and business earned her a spot among the “Top 40 Under 40 Beauty CEO’s,” along with being named 2018’s USC Alumni Member of the Year. The Manna Kadar brand made Inc. Magazine’s 2020 “Top 5,000” list and is published among the fastest-growing enterprises in the Los Angeles Business Journal. Leading with heart, Kadar sits on the boards of Goodwill and USC’s Women in Business while giving back 10 percent of the company’s annual profits to philanthropic organizations.

Date: October 13, 2020

Credits: Manna Kadar

Duration: 14:31