Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day.
This week we're thrilled to be featuring Linda Stephenson, the “brains behind the beauty” line, Mèreadesso – the singe-step skincare solution! Linda, weary of her own beauty regime, used her background in chemistry and botany to create cosmetics that streamline your beauty needs. Every bottle of Mèreadesso is laden with minerals, vitamins and extracts that help battle fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone – what’s not to love!
Describe your business philosophy in 5 words:
Authenticity, transparency, honesty, quality and fun!
What inspired you to start your business?
I started Mèreadesso about eight years ago, after becoming a mom. I quickly came to the realization that I no longer had time to stand in front of the mirror and fuss with my skin care products — never mind take a shower — so I decided to simplify things.
When did you know you, “made it?”
When I first saw my product line on the Nordstrom shelves.
Who is your mentor?
All of the great people that guided my career at Mary Kay, MAC and Estee Lauder. Also my parents, who left everything behind in Austria to start a new life in Canada.
What's your #1 tip for moms interested in starting their own business
Hire a great patent and trademark lawyer and get your name/product trademarked ASAP.
What does “me” time mean to you?
Having 3 hours to cook a fabulous meal for family and friends uninterrupted listening to my favorite music.
What‘s on your bedside table?
My Mèreadesso Lip Balm, a cup of mint tea and tons of books!
Words to live by - Share you favorite quote!
“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” - James Lane Allen
To learn more about Linda, this amazing Mom Who Made It, head to: www.mereadesso.com