Who is Doe Deere?

Doe Deere is a 36 year old woman who has proven to us all that a woman can have brains and beauty. You may recognize her from her daring and bold makeup, hair, and nail polishes. Doe isn’t just smiles, sparkles and high heels, she was once named one of the Top Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs. In 2008 Doe launched her own bold and colorful line of cruelty-free cosmetics. Doe was born in Russia but was raised in New York City. Growing up she wanted something more then the basic neutral colors and she found it difficult to find bold colors that expressed her, so she decided to make them herself! She named her unique line “Lime Crime“, no one owned it and lime happened to be her favorite color and she thought it was neat it rhymed too! Doe’s line is a DIY fashion line that she focuses all about expressing ones self through make up. She wants women to show their personality through their looks and she encourages women to express themselves with out fear of judgement. Doe makes sure she tests all of her products first and breaks it in to make sure every Lime Crime product is good enough for her customers or as she calls them, “unicorns”. She refers to all of her fans as “unicorns” because she believes every woman is born different, she believes everyone with the same style who dares to wear her products are bold and brave. Doe’s biggest inspiration in her life is her husband of 16 years. Doe and her husband joined in a rock band together at the beginning of their relationship and they have been inseparable ever since. Doe is a big inspiration to several women across the world herself. She inspires people to follow their heart and to listen to their gut. She influences women to be who they are and to ignore the haters. Doe is also a huge supporter of women owned businesses and entrepreneurship and loves mentoring women to become entrepreneurs just like herself. If you would like to find out more about Doe Deere from a more direct source follow her on her Instagram @doedeere.

 

Up close and candid with Malini Saba on her Stree initiative

Born and partly raised in South East Asia, not many people expected that Malini Saba would become the successful investor that she is today. Well, she has managed to prove everyone wrong, and what is even more impressive is that her journey, though tough, has been the most rewarding. Her first startups fell apart as a result of interference from powerful and corrupt individuals, but she did not mind starting all over again. She invested in PayPal and other digital based companies in Silicon Valley and when the information age truly set in, she reaped some huge benefits.

The greatest thing about this exceptional woman is the fact that after achieving all this success, she has remained much grounded and has not forgotten the downtrodden, especially those that live in backgrounds like the one she came from. It is the reason why she founded Stree, a foundation and charity that helps women in the developing countries. Here is a summary of an interview Malini gave about this initiative.

She stated that she believed in women and that given the chance and opportunity, they are the ones capable of truly transforming the society. The aim of her initiative is to provide these women with opportunities such that they can afford food, shelter and an education for their children as this will transform the future.

When asked what her definition of success is, Malini states that being in a position to d what one loves and accomplishing it with a smile daily were her definition of success. She added that her biggest achievement so far was giving birth to her daughter and added that her daughter made her understand her deeper reasons for starting her foundation, and the true depth of the feeling she has always had, that the world should be made a better place.

She confided that the biggest challenge she had encountered wit the foundation was getting around the governments of the developing countries and their laws which more often than not, make investing and charity close to impossible.

Malini states that her biggest role model is Mother Teresa and that even though she may never accomplish as much as Mother Teresa did, she was always trying to make things better for those around her.