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Laura Slatkin, founder of NEST Fragrances

Laura Slatkin redefined luxury home fragrances when she launched her company in 2005. NEST Fragrances fuses chic packaging and insatiable notes to deliver an aromatic experience that is opulent yet affordable. This fierce businesswoman leads her team with the same quality.
She tells Yahoo Lifestyle: “Female entrepreneurs have a unique combination of being confident leaders who are focused on driving a successful business while also maintaining a level of sensitivity that keeps things in perspective. At NEST Fragrances, for example, we always find ways to support causes and initiatives that are important to our employees and their families. We have over 60 employees and I care deeply about each and every one of them. They all know my door is always open if they want to talk, and I will be there to listen. Being a female entrepreneur and having the brilliant opportunity to build a successful business provides one with a great sense of self-accomplishment and excitement. However, we must always remember what is truly important in life, and that is the health and well-being of ourselves and of those around us.”

Spring Petite Candle Trio Set, $64, bloomingdales.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Mother's Day gifts from brands built by phenomenal women

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

There’s nothing quite as special as seeing the reaction from your mother when you shower her with love. That’s why so many people make a big deal out of celebrating Mother’s Day — the official holiday honoring moms for everything that they do.

Mothers sacrifice so much to take care of their families, so why not bestow them with a gift of appreciation made by a phenomenal woman? Here are 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas from brands built by women of all ages, ethnicities, and professions. Shop our editors’ picks and read what these leading ladies in the beauty industry have to say about the positive impact women can make in the world.

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