Pippa Hallas

Travels from: New South Wales

CEO of beloved skin care brand Ella Baché

Categories: Business Speakers, CEO, Leadership, Women in Business

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Ella Baché is a respected skin care brand revered across the country. It all started with a bold woman, a pot of wax and the decision to stand out in the foyer of David Jones. Now, for the first time, CEO Pippa Hallas is opening up about the journey behind the brand, the disruptions, the innovations, the mistakes, the risks - and what it really takes to steer an 80 year old business through a rapidly changing world.

Eighty years after Madame Baché dared to wax her legs in one of Australia’s most loved stores - in a bid to get her products stocked - a lot has changed at Ella Baché. However a few things remain the same. A commitment to innovation. A commitment to no harm – and a commitment to empowering women to own the skin they are in - by boldly loving what they’ve got.

Three family generations later and Pippa Hallas now holds the position of CEO. Since taking on the role her task has been to steer the company through some of the greatest disruptions the industry has ever seen. These include the rise of the empowered consumer, the rapid growth of ‘fast food’ beauty and pivotal changes to the buying behaviour and brand loyalty of new generations.

Under her leadership, Ella Baché has expanded to over 150 franchise locations across the country. Her unrivalled ability to anticipate market trends has also ensured that their growing product range has cut through the beauty industry noise - to win the hearts of consumers and the praise of press including the prestigious ‘prix innovation’ and ACP product of the year. Ella Baché is also changing the face of education through its revolutionary colleges, supporting young women with a desire to educate customers on the best ‘zero harm’ ways to care for their skin, and become business women within their own right.

Regularly featured in nationwide publications such as AFR, The Telegraph and SMH. Pippa shares her insights on leadership, empowerment and committing to a Bold philosophy with some of Australia’s largest businesses through her authentic and powerful keynote speeches. Her first book 'Bold Moves: How to Stand Up, Step Out and Make Your Next Bold Move' was released in 2019 and within it, Pippa talks about her own experiences and those of several other innovative women, as well as celebrates her Great Aunt and founder of Ella Baché. 

Pippa is an ideal speaker for leadership conferences, franchisee audiences, female empowerment events, sales conferences and entrepreneurship events.

Speaker Topics

Bold: My Story, My Choices, My Business
In a world of constant change, ground breaking technology, of unprecedented transparency and unrivalled customer expectation, we need a new approach to leading our organisations and our teams. One that marries the learnings of the past, with a clear vision of the future. One that embraces mistakes and then uses them to inform decisions. One that breaks the mould. It is time to get bold. Using the unvarnished truths of her grandmothers early days in the cosmetics industry and stories from her own experience as a CEO of a 150 franchise business, this keynote will leave staff, leaders and franchise owners ready to tackle their next phase of growth a little braver and a whole lot bolder.
Pippa Hallas - Women in Business

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