Episode 192: Defiance Beauty – Nechami Tenenbaum

This week on The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast, we welcome Nechami Tenenbaum, founder of Defiance Beauty. Formerly Karmela Cosmetics, Defiance Beauty is a natural, high-performance makeup company with a mission to represent and empower ALL women – and to help others and make a difference in the world.

From a young age, Nechami loved makeup and anything beauty related, so after graduating with an MBA in Marketing, she decided to pursue her true passion for makeup and beauty – and she launched Karmela Cosmetics, now Defiance Beauty. Nechami wanted to make a difference with her brand, not just by empowering all women through beauty, but she also decided to give back and help others through the brand. Defiance Beauty has grown and evolved through the years and has made a difference and helped others – every step of the way. 

Nechami is the founder and CEO of Defiance Beauty, She’s also a makeup artist, a brand strategist and brand launch advisor, and an image consultant – working with brands to improve their brand perception and awareness. Nechami is also the host of “We Are Women” – a podcast that features influential women who share their unique stories of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-discovery in a society that has long exemplified a specific (non-unique) beauty standard.

You do not want to miss this inspiring episode! You will love Nechami and you will be so inspired by her story and what she’s created through Defiance Beauty!

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Nechami’s inspiring life journey; 
  • About her upbringing and what it was like growing up in a strong Jewish family; 
  • How Nechami was interested in beauty and makeup from a young age;
  • Why Nechami decided to start her own beauty brand, Karmela Cosmetics, and how it has transformed into Defiance Beauty; 
  • How Defiance Beauty is helping others and changing the world; 
  • And so much more.

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

For more information on Nechami and Defiance Beauty, please visit the Defiance Beauty website

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Follow Defiance Beauty on Facebook and Instagram

Listen to “We Are Women” on Apple Podcasts today!

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Episode 193: Helping Women Period – Lysne Tait

This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast features Lysne Tait, co-founder of Helping Women Period – a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost menstrual products to those experiencing homelessness or low-income disparity.  

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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