Mona Kattan – Founder of Huda Beauty Shares the Secrets of Running a Family Business
I had the pleasure of talking to Mona Kattan, someone who is very experienced in powershifting. Mona co-founded Huda Beauty with her sister in 2010 after she saw a gap in the market, and it quickly turned into a family business as they added in other family members to the team.
Mona says Huda Beauty emphasized inclusivity before it was popular and made it a point to represent women of color in the beauty industry. Huda Beauty is now a BILLION dollar company, and as if that wasn’t enough, she also started a perfume brand called Kayali.
About Mona Kattan: Mona is one of the top entrepreneurs out of Tennessee. She graduated with a finance degree from The American University of Sharjah and went on to work as a banker. She soon left that industry and started managing a PR firm, Mastermind PR. She then co-founded Dubai beauty salon The Dollhouse, co-founded Huda Beauty and created perfume brand Kayali. Mona is recognized as one of Dubai’s most influential business women.