Episode 98 – Francesca Webster – CEO & Founder – Brazilian Beauty

Francesca Webster is the CEO & Founder of Brazilian Beauty and the Australian Skin Institute (ASI.) Starting within the Tech industry, she tried many ventures before deciding the beauty industry would suit her best. She founded Brazilian Beauty in 2004. To date, Brazilian Beauty roughly has 200,000 customers per year within their 21 salons, located throughout the south-east of Queensland and a few in the southern states, all culminating in a turnover of more than $16 million per annum and employing 200 people.

In 2011, Francesca launched the Australian Skin Institute where they produce, manufacture and distribute fresh preservative free skin care within Australia. She also owns an Angus Cattle Stud (Clunes Crossing Angus) with her husband that currently has the number one ranking stud Angus bull within Australia.

Roughly, four years ago Francesca was on the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year program, which gives incredible support to female entrepreneurs and an overall brilliant network to be a part of. This year, she was chosen as one of EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women for the Asia Pacific Region, which has taken her to India and Monte Carlo as well as Palms Spring this November.

She’s partnering with Flickchicks to make a controversial documentary on cloning her pet dog, Scampy. It’s a 3 part series that will focus on cloning, stem cells and artificial intelligence.

In the interview, Francesca goes through her entrepreneurial journey, from leaving school at 16, to where she is today, while giving sound advice on what makes a successful business.

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