Emily Wollenman: The Women of Higher Education Skincare

Emily Wollenman: The Women of Higher Education Skincare

Brianna LaFrance
Mar 21, 2023

Today we're highlighting Emily Wollenman, Higher Education Skincare's Global Director of Brand Education. Check out her interview!

What is your role at HES?

Global Director of Brand Education

What is the impact you hope to make in the skincare industry?

By providing transparent information as it relates to ingredients, products, and how to shop by concern (and not just by skin type) so that consumers can feel confident about their choices in skincare and achieve the results they are looking for.  I want consumers to know that the goal isn’t perfect skin, the goal is healthy skin!

What is something that inspires you? (Or who is someone that inspires you?)

I am really inspired by how the younger generation is using their voice to create awareness and promote change as it relates to the environment, equality, and inclusion for ALL.  Keep going, keep speaking out, and VOTE!

How would you like to pave the way for women?

As a part-time yoga instructor, I meet so many women that come to class to heal from trauma and build confidence.  I know that I can’t heal all the women in the world, but if I can help just one woman find self-love and confidence, I believe that she will in turn, help other women tap into their power to live their best life.

What is your favorite HES product?

 EASY A  - Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Pads. I love that they are gentle enough to use every day and that they give my skin a healthy glow.

What kind of impact would you like to make in the world? What are you actively doing to achieve your goals?

I want to impact the world by encouraging people to live their life authentically, without hesitation.  Be yourself, be vulnerable, take chances, and don’t be afraid to set boundaries.

What is your biggest learning experience you’ve had within your career? What was your takeaway?

Early on in my career, I thought it was important to stay with a company for 5+ years, to show loyalty.  I was concerned that if I switched jobs too often, it would negatively impact my resume.  It is now acceptable to change companies more frequently to be promoted into a bigger role.  I missed out on many opportunities because I was “too loyal”. My career really began to take off when I was open to change and taking on new roles.

What would you suggest for somebody that is starting out their career?

Know that where you are starting out is not where you are going to be in 5 years. Make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way, find a mentor to guide you, and always be open to feedback.

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