Skin Problems Create Violet

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Meet Robbin Turner, who found a solution for her loved one's skin problems. She talks about her company, Violet Botanicals and her previous experience as a strength and conditioning coach.

1.Why did you to start your company?

I started Violet Botanical Skincare to address my husband’s and son’s eczema naturally.

 

2.Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?

I grew up between New York and Pennsylvania. Outside of school, my childhood was filled with catching tadpoles in the creek. Riding bikes in open fields. Staying out all day playing with my friends. Raking leaves and shoveling snow in the neighborhood to earn money to spend at the local mall or the movies. Going to school dances on Friday nights and the roller skating rink on Saturday nights.

 

3.What strengths do you feel being a woman gives you?

I feel being a woman gives me empathy towards others.

 

4.Tell us a story/incident that happened while starting or running your company that may have made you feel defeated. Now tell us how you overcame that.

When I started my company, I attended a beauty industry networking conference. There were panel discussions regarding getting the attention of beauty editors and retailers. The whole room of attendees were told that unless we had a celebrity tied to our products or a ‘buzzy’ new ingredient, we didn’t have a chance of getting beauty editor’s or retailer’s attention. At that point, I was furious that I spent my money on the conference and vowed to overcome the defeating comments by working harder to prove them wrong.

 

5.Have you ever been underestimated simply for being a woman? If so, Tell us how.

One time I recall being underestimated for being a woman was when an athletic director at a Division I university told me I could only be an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Although I had a graduate degree and passed all of my certifications with flying colors, he felt that the male coaches were more suitable. Meanwhile, the male strength and conditioning coaches failed their certifications several times. Needless to say, I left the university to develop the strength and conditioning program for a school district and the male strength and conditioning coaches were fired by the incoming football coach because they didn’t have their certifications.

 

 6.Are you working on any upcoming projects you can tell us about? 

The project that I’m working on is in the final stages of approval. When it’s official, I will share with everyone.

 

 7.What are your goal with the company?

One of my goals for Violet Botanical Skincare is to expand its philanthropic efforts through non-profit organizations that work to help elevate economically disadvantaged people.

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