In honor of International Women’s Day 2013, we are celebrating the diverse, creative and trailblazing women invited to speak at the second edition of C2-MTL coming this May.
Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
“I moved to New York in 1980, a year after I graduated. One of the best things I had going for me was that I was so naive. I never even thought of not being able to do it. Once I unpacked, I looked up makeup in the phone book. Photographers. Modeling agencies. I had a pretty amateurish portfolio of my makeup work from college–which I can’t believe I had the guts to show people. Half of the models were myself.” – Brown for Inc. Magazine
Nicole Piasecki, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Integration, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
“I think stability is what all businesses look for, and trade is obviously huge. Using Boeing as an example: the Japanese market is extremely large, second only to the U.S., but China’s rapid growth will make it the largest over the next 20 years.” – Piasecki for the ACCJ Journal
Elle Macpherson, Founder and Creative Director, Elle Macpherson Intimates and The Body and Executive Producer and Host, Britain’s Next Top Model
“A world travelled gathering influences from the past, the present and the future – this is the influence for my new collection. Time worn imperfect colours sit alongside the fresh clean tones of today. A traveller’s treasure trove of jewel brights, tribal prints and faded pastels combine to reflect the spirit of journeys taken.” – Elle Macpherson Intimates
Neri Oxman, Designer and Director, Mediated Matter group, MIT Media Lab
“What nature accomplishes in bones or trees, we could achieve in products and buildings. Every solution to any design problem is a function of changes in scale.” Gigantic or microscopic, she says, “Nature is so beautiful and efficient.” – Oxman for Spectrum at MIT
Photo Credits: Neri Oxman by Tom Allen for Interview Magazine; Bobbi Brown by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for the NYTimes.com; Nicola Piasecki by Hiromi Iguchi for ACCJ Journal; Elle Macpherson: Intimates website.