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Lisa Leigh is an attorney, entrepreneur, women's empowerment champion and sustainability professional with extensive experience in the FDA-regulated cosmetic, fragrance and over-the-counter drug product industries. During the past 20 years, she has had the privilege of working with Fortune 500 companies, high growth global brands as well as startup beauty brands enabling them to successfully activate their social purpose by inspiring and leading them to adopt sustainability strategies that meet company values and foster brand loyalty. Lisa is passionate about helping businesses further their positive influence to amplify their impact for good. With over two decades advancing sustainability in the cosmetics industry, she is a staunch believer in beauty as a force for sustainable change. In North Africa, she worked diligently with women artisans and local cooperatives to elevate their needs by setting up transformative supply chains to create sound economic and social opportunities, protect the environment and improve the lives of local communities. 

 

Lisa has an undergraduate degree in business from Auburn University, a J.D. and Masters in Environmental Management from Samford University in Alabama. She later went on to obtain a Mini-MBA from Rutgers University and completed certification coursework in Advertising and International Affairs from NYU in New York City.  

Nour Maxwell is an international policy and sustainability strategy expert with +20 years' experience leading organizations in developing and streamlining their social, environmental and governance commitments and sustainability capabilities. Nour's dedication to sustainability and social impact was shaped by her early professional beginnings as a senior diplomat working at the global multilateral level to advance international human rights protection, promote social progress and build conditions for sustainable global communities. Her international law and policy training further shaped her unique ability to investigate, recognize and address the system dynamics underlying poverty, social injustice, and climate change. For the last two decades, Nour channeled her expertise to help businesses, governments and non-profit sectors negotiate partnerships that bridge stakeholders’ interests, advance good governance, and translate into positive, transformational impacts for businesses and local communities alike. Among other roles, she was the Deputy Director for Sustainability and Head of Public Affairs for the world’s largest phosphate miner, a position that she took on amidst the Arab Spring where she engaged with protesters in Morocco’s mining communities to foster trust, build peace and help create opportunities for youth, women and vulnerable minorities. 

Nour is a Fulbright Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations/Law from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique in Rabat, Morocco. She has a Master of Arts in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and completed her Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School of Management and HEC Paris. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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