May 27, 2016

World News

This Week: Door to Door in Africa, Corporate Events in the Sharing Economy

Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:

  • In 2006, entrepreneur Chuck Slaughter launched Living Goods, a door-to-door business bringing crucial healthcare products to remote villages in Africa. The Wall Street Journal featured the company’s efforts to fight disease while providing economic opportunity, an approach that has garnered praise even from Uganda’s prime minister, formerly health minister of the country.
  • Before there were pink Mary Kay Cadillacs, there were very nearly pink Mary Kay Lincolns. Road & Track magazine tells the story—more lore than story, at this point—of just how the pearlescent pink Cadillac came to be the ultimate status symbol at the beauty company.
  • Is there a sharing economy for large-scale corporate meetings? The idea is gaining traction as tight turnaround time between groups puts meeting space and event staff at a premium across the U.S. Last year, Scentsy’s event team benefitted from putting the concept into practice at its Las Vegas event, sharing a production company and stage setup with the group coming into the venue ahead of them.
  • Through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, a group of doTERRA Wellness Advocates recently took a humanitarian trip to Guatemala, one of countries where doTERRA sources its essential oils. Kirk Jowers, the company’s Vice President of Corporate Relations, visited the local CBS studio to discuss the group’s experience working with community members to install vented stoves in homes.
  • Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot, is making the rounds to promote her new book, a guide to achieving success on your own terms. In an interview for Fashion Times, Herrin discussed what our younger selves have to teach us, why it’s important to choose “gratitude over guilt,” and the main thing she hopes readers will take away from the book.