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The Entreprenista Podcast is a weekly show featuring the stories of successful female founders and what it's really like to run a business. Hosted by Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly, a leading social media marketing agency, each episode goes beyond what you see on Instagram and into the nitty-gritty of growing and scaling a company effectively from women who’ve done it. Consider this the most fun business meeting you’ll ever have.

May 4, 2020

Heather Deeth is the North America Buying Manager at LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS and she heads up ethical buying. But how did her unusual path -- from growing up in farming communities and working in the shipping industry, to joining a Canadian chocolate startup then managing operations for a big skin care brand in Canada, -- prepare her for the massive scope of how LUSH has grown — involving hundreds of raw materials and thousands of packaging items—all while maintaining an ethical supply chain and giving attention to social impact of that sourcing? Heather joins Socialfy co-founders Stephanie Cartin and Courtney Spritzer, on location at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York for a conversation about leadership in her business and building her career, and she describes her journey to success, including: the challenges of launching as many as 400 products each year; the strict conditions of determining vendors in cosmetics, including prohibiting animal testing; the tough decisions of reconciling business needs with staying true to ethical buying; a special fund devoted to systematically shifting agriculture through regenerative sites; the value of personal coaching; and Heather's memorable pilgrimages with a four year old child in tow.