Leading Ladies Set to Take the Stage at ISSE 2018

From left to right: Jenny Strebe, Sonya Dove, Candy Shaw, Sam Villa, Tracey Hughes and Eden Sassoon

What do Eden Sassoon, Tracey Hughes, Candy Shaw, Sonya Dove and Jenny Strebe have in common? Aside from being some of the industry's most talented stars, they made history when they took the stage together for the first time at the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show in June 2017.

The women tackled the issues they face both in the beauty business and in life as wives, girlfriends, mothers, daughters, business women, entrepreneur, educators and philanthropists. And they're not done yet—the powerhouse female panel will take the stage once again at ISSE 2018 in a few short weeks. 

The Leading Ladies concept was spearheaded by globally renowned Australian speaker, Tracey Hughes. "Because our industry is over 80 percent female, my vision was to celebrate the ladies that are really making a difference," Hughes says. "I selected the panel based on each of the women's strong commitment to give back, and I wanted women who have heart and soul."

Last June, industry great Sam Villa stepped in as the MC for the girl power panel, and Hughes intends on keeping him on board for all future Leading Ladies events. "He is so well respected and has such an empowering stage presence," Hughes says. "He was an obvious choice for us."

You can join the Leading Ladies and Sam Villa next at ISSE in Long Beach, California on Sunday 28th January 2018 as part of "The Blow Out" event in the Terrace Theatre at 7.30 PM. For more information on ISSE, visit probeauty.org/isselb