Summer Series: Poppy King

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26 Dec 2018 · 43 minutes

Summer Series: Poppy King
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Welcome to the summer series of Lady Startup! The show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire.

Over the next four weeks, you'll be hearing a series if specially selected interviews that Mia Freedman did with amazing female entrepreneurs on her podcast, No Filter.

To hear more of her awesome chats head to... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/

This week's guest is lipstick queen, Poppy King.

Poppy King was HUGE in the 90's thanks to her range of Poppy lipsticks.  If you’re a woman over 30 chances are you owned at least one of them, but probably more.  Her first range was named after empowering female characteristics and within 3 short years, Poppy Industries had become the biggest cosmetics company in Australia.  

At its height, it was turning over $8mill a year, which was huge in the '90s but in the early 2000s the company dissolved and Poppy moved to NY to work for Estee Lauder.

Now she’s back with a new range called Lipstick Queen, available in Mecca, and she talks to Mia about what it was like building a business at a time when female entrepreneurship wasn't a thing. 

CREDITS:

Guest: Poppy King, Founder of Lipstick Queen

Host: Rachel Corbett & Mia Freedman

Producer: Rachel Corbett & Rachael Hart

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