Summer Series: Poppy King

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Summer Series: Poppy King

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.

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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. 


Guest: Poppy King, Founder of Lipstick Queen

Host: Rachel Corbett & Mia Freedman

Producer: Rachel Corbett & Rachael Hart


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