She Leads Podcast, Episode 121: Aishetu Fatima Dozie

She Leads Podcast, Episode 121: Aishetu Fatima Dozie

Hey Boss!

I was recently interviewed on the She Leads podcast, which is hosted by Carly Malatskey, a venture capital investor in the Bay area.  I wanted to share the episode with our community in the hopes you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed sharing on my "why" in founding Bossy Cosmetics.  I discuss my life as a young girl in Cambridge, Massachusetts to a not-so-young woman leader in Palo Alto, California.  It's a really personal episode and I invite you to listen and be inspired by my journey so far.

Love, aisha




Aisha is the founder of Bossy Cosmetics, a hyper-growth independent beauty company that inspires, empowers, and champions ambitious working women. Under her leadership, the company has grown from a purely digitally native footprint to retailing in over 600 retail doors across the country, including JCPenney and Nordstrom, as well as on The brand was selected (numerous times) as one of the coveted “Oprah’s Favorite Things”, and has won honorable mentions and awards from Fast Company in Innovation by Design and various product awards from Self and Ebony Magazines. In the 5 years since its founding, Aisha has redefined the way beauty companies “see” professional women and has been featured in NPR’s How I Built Resilience, Forbes, W Magazine, InStyle, Refinery29, amongst others.


Prior to founding Bossy Cosmetics, Aisha led a different life - as a 20-year global finance executive having worked over the course of her career at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered Bank, World Bank, and Rand Merchant Bank. Aishe has worked on over $130 billion in M&A, private equity financings, IPOs, and public capital market transactions.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and was a Fellow in the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University. 

Perhaps even more impressive than all of this, Aisha is a wife and the mother of three sons!



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