“When you’re a founder, you have a vision. That’s kind of where it all begins, right? You have this vision, this very strong vision to create.” – Dr. Jacqueline Hudson
In this podcast, host Paul Dio interviews Dr. Jacqueline Hudson is the founder and chairwoman of IB Cosmetics International, a luxurious skincare and cosmetics line. She has 20 years of experience in the fashion, beauty, and luxury industries and is passionate about creating innovative beauty tech solutions.
Dr. Jacqueline began her career in the fashion and beauty industries as a fashion model 20 years ago. She then went on to create her own company, IP cosmetics, an e-commerce and brick-and-mortar luxury skincare and cosmetic line inspired by the work of Tom Ford. She also developed Liquid Beauty AI, an augmented reality skincare solution, to help beauty companies during the pandemic. Hudson has a knack for balancing her creative vision with business acumen, which has led to her success. Despite this, she has found that hiring the right staff has been one of her most difficult decisions. Ultimately, Hudson’s goal is to leave a legacy of technologies that will improve people’s lives worldwide and take care of the planet.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
- How to balance a creative vision with business structure to become a successful entrepreneur.
- The importance of data control and how to use technology to achieve it.
- Leaving a legacy that enhances the lives of the world through technology.
About Dr. Jacqueline Hudson:Award-winning visionary marketing executive, corporate leader and doctor of media and communication with 20 years creative content expertise within digital marketing platforms. Beauty clients Estée Lauder, Babor, Revlon, Caudalie of Paris, Burberry Beauty, Erno Laszlo. Forbes India’s Most Valued People. Winner of InterCon’s Top 50 Tech Leader Award 2020-21 recipient. AMA award nominee. Winner of Asia One BlackSwan Award 2021 for Women Empowerment for MENA region. Esteemed Panelist for the WSIS FORUM 2022 organized by International Telecommunication Union under the aiges of UNESCO. Outpacing competitors and delivering results for top-name clients in the US, Europe and Asia. Named as Top 40 under 40 by Top 100 Magazine for digital marketing expertise. Featured in Top 50 Women of 2019. Inspirational speaker at the BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association), the world’s most prestigious association for content in the Public Relations industry. Digital marketing executive and technology solutions strategist and developer. Fashion Model and Brand Ambassador for global luxury and beauty brands.
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Chapter Summary below
Dr. Jacqueline Hudson is the founder and chairwoman of IB Cosmetics International. Her career has been all about fashion and beauty and the luxury industry. The company is launching several flagship stores stateside, also in Asia and in Europe.
Paul: How can I do that in a fundamental way that includes business and a business structure? For me, the foundational structure was to create it all digitally, really. And that is really what’s taking us past the pandemic and into now, into 2023.
It’s interesting that you identify as an artist and also as a business person. How do you find the boundary? It starts with the vision, the creative element, and then it develops. You truly have to if you’re going to be an entrepreneur, you have to know business.
One of the best decisions I ever made was getting into tech. I graduated with distinction from the digital marketing institute. The best technologies I developed came through problem solving. It’s very lucrative, it’s very challenging, and highly creative at the same time.
Best decision ever made really was as. You were talking to the CEOs of those companies. What was the easiest thing that they could start doing that they weren’t right? It was really about having the ability to control your data.
Hiring and firing is not easy. It’s very difficult to find the right people. When the Pandemic hit, it was kind of one of those situations where you’re like, oh, my God, we’re going to make sure the staff was right. But the big takeaway is that, you know, really lean on other experts in the industry.
When was the first time you let go of control or delegated something out? Probably when we started developing tech. I can be too trusting and I’ve learned not to be so trusting and in a good way. I’m not a highly controlling leader. But I like to know exactly who’s in the organization.
When you think about legacy, what do you think of and then what type of legacy would you like to leave for yourself?
She says he wants to transform the way technology changes the lives of the human race. Hudson: Where can we find more about you and what you’re up to?