Rea Ann Silva on Building Your Network

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Rea Ann Silva spent two decades working as a makeup artist for music videos, movies, and television. And on the side, she started developing a tool to make her work easier: the Beautyblender. Little did she know, she would end up transforming the beauty industry. And what helped her along the way - from movie sets to becoming CEO - was her relationships and her network. So this week, we’re getting her advice on how to start - and grow - your own.

In this episode, Rea Ann shares:

  • How she climbed the career ladder
  • How she tapped into her industry’s networks
  • How to work up the nerve to cold-call
  • What it was like to see Beautyblender in the Smithsonian Museum

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