Name: Holly Thaggard
Title: CEO & Founder
Lives In: San Antonio, Texas
About Me: With over 2 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year—making it the #1 cancer in America, I am most passionate about inspiring young people to take care of their skin every single day. As the founder & CEO of Supergoop!, a brand with a big mission, my vision is delivering on a playful, spirited, family-centric brand with feel-good, highly efficacious formulas, healthy ingredients and interesting textures and delivery systems at the core.
Holly’s unique approach to skincare has been awarded with numerous accolades including the American Academy of Dermatology’s Gold Triangle Award for Sun Safety Education and the Cosmetic Executive Women’s (CEW) Indie Beauty Award which celebrates the creativity, originality and entrepreneurial spirit of a small independent beauty company. Holly also has two patents pending for sunscreen compositions and photo protective methods.
What are your skills?: Marketing, Writing
What is your education?: Bachelor of Science, Education.
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentoring, and Friendship
Other interests: I enjoy most entrepreneurial conversations, traveling with my husband and two kiddo’s, snow skiing, entertaining at home, cooking, reading business profiles, Fun Fridays and SoulCycle.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I am incredibly grateful for the women who have helped build brand Supergoop!, contributing to many of our more celebrated milestones. I'd love give back if I can be helpful or inspirational in other women's entrepreneurial journeys but also I'm hoping to bond and make stronger friendships with women who have similar family and work experiences.
What are your brand goals for this year? 2017: Phenomenal support to our retail partners to sustain 85% year over year growth while launching a meaningful elementary school program to support SPF In schools.
Words you live by/quotes you love: "That's great, that's amazing Holly, but what are you going to do next?" My sweet father's words taught me at an early age to never rest on my laurels and constantly think about my next move.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: “Buck up, Holly” and it came from my younger brother. Being an entrepreneur is hard and you’re often going to be put in uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations that are just downright difficult and challenging but you really don’t have the option to not face them head on. You just really have to “buck up”. Period!