Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!
This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own, but rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community.
This month, we are thrilled to welcome Karen Behnke, Juice Beauty Founder & CEO, to lead our circle on the topic of Renewal.
As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!
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About Karen Behnke
Karen Behnke has enjoyed a long and successful entrepreneurial career in the Healthy Lifestyles sector of business. Her consistent goal is to equally marry her passion for helping people enjoy healthier lifestyles with her skill at building financially successful businesses that are mission-driven. Juice Beauty, is leading the way in the organic eco-chic beauty products sector. It all started when Karen developed a keen interest in personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. She was astounded to learn that, although the skin can absorb up to 60% of what is placed on it, there were very few available healthy personal care products that worked well. Karen subsequently bought the name "Juice Beauty" and launched the Company. At Juice Beauty we believe in advanced beauty solutions that harness the best of certified organic ingredients to deliver clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-pigment makeup that provide beautiful results, enrich your well-being, and sustain the Earth. Juice Beauty's skincare and makeup products retail at Bloomingdale's, Belk, ULTA's 1000+ stores and in Canada, Holt Renfrew and Sephora.
Prior to Juice Beauty, from 1996-2003, Karen led the Healthy Lifestyles investment strategy for two private equity firms, including a firm that was the majority shareholder of 24 Hour Fitness. Karen joined the Board of Directors and was an Operating Executive for 24 Hour Fitness, during a seven-year growth period, from $75 mm to over $1 billion in revenue.
From 1983-1996, Karen founded PacifiCare Wellness Company (formerly known as Execu-Fit Health Programs) in San Francisco, one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country. The company delivered worksite medical fitness screenings, health risk appraisals, and fitness programs, for major corporations. The Wellness Company grew to provide services to over 2 million members in six states staffed with 300 health care professional employees. Karen sold the Company to PacifiCare Health Systems (now United Healthcare) in 1991 and became the parent company's second female executive during a five-year growth phase from $1 to $5 billion in revenue.
Karen completed Harvard/MIT's multi-year Executive Business Summer School "Giants" program; graduated from Western Michigan University, and has received many awards throughout her career including (2011) Woman Entrepreneur of the Year; the "Top Ecoleader" named by Glamour Magazine for their anniversary special (2009); San Francisco Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1987); the San Francisco Examiner's Top S9 Movers and Shakers under the age of 39; and the WMU Distinguished Alumni Award. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Cardiologist Howard Luria, and their very active son and daughter (and Labradoodle). For relaxation and fun, Karen and Howard participate in several triathlons annually.
Healthy and organic living is also part of her home life, where she and her family enjoy organic food, organic bedding, clothing and towels.
Living in Sunny Marin County, California, Karen's family house all three electric cars are all powered by plugging int their solar power panels. The whole family tries to recycle everything and is very careful to use metal refillable water bottles and eliminate plastics as much as possible. Karen tries to drive change everywhere she goes including helping to spearhead the organic food and healthier cleaning supplies movement at her kids' school.
At Juice Beauty's new headquarters, all materials are re-used and recycled as much as possible including, using recycled wood for the floors and beams, insulating the walls with shredded blue jeans, painting with no VOC paint, and more. At Karen's home they also have solar powered energy efficient radiant heating and recycled wine cork flooring.