Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Please join us as we hear stories from one of the nation's most ingenious entrepreneurs.
Each month we sit with the country's best to learn from their experiences, be inspired and have the opportunity to ask questions. Round Table format gives everyone the opportunity to have a front row seat!.
In coordination with the City of Corona, the Chamber is proud to host this event. Invite a friend and be ready to have your socks blown off . . . You will NOT want to miss it!
This month we will hear from Michelle Doan, owner and founder of Emani Cosmetics. She created and manufactures (in Corona) her own line of vegan cosmetics. Read more about her below!
Emani Vegan Cosmetics is deeply rooted in the transformational journey of its founder, Michelle Doan. Michelle has suffered from cystic acne and sensitive skin her entire life. After trying various treatment programs and different types of makeup to cover up her problematic skin, her condition only worsened.
After being part of the fashion industry as a designer for years, Michelle grew deeply frustrated with the mainstream cosmetics that only exacerbated her skin issues. Michelle was constantly searching for a solution in a career where looks and good skin are paramount. She had spent over a decade visiting her dermatologist, trying various treatments that were all too harsh and led to disappointment.
An innovator once said, "Necessity in the mother of all invention". This quote could not ring more true than with Michelle's story because out of her need to wear a make-up healthy for her skin, she made her first personal foundation on the kitchen counter of her apartment. Today we are fortunate enough to be working with some of the brightest minds in cosmetic development and amazing new technology.
When Michelle started Emani, she was going through a divorce with two young boys looking up to her, with a small life savings and no back-up plan. Not only was she PASSIONATE and DRIVEN, but she had no other choice but to succeed. Failure was not an option.
Join us to hear how Michelle created a cosmetics company in Corona, CA!