Rochelle Weitzner
50, NYC

How did you get involved in the beauty biz?
I became enamored with fashion and beauty while living in Paris working for the world’s largest paper and forest products company.  When I returned to the US, I knew that I needed to get into beauty or fashion. My first role in beauty was as the CFO of Laura Mercier & Revive Skincare. (To read more about Rochelle’s story as the founder of Pause, a new beauty company aimed specifically at the needs of menopausal women, read here.)

Biggest challenge starting your own business?
There were really 3:

  1. Getting predominantly male investors to understand what I was creating and why
  2. Overcoming self-doubt about whether my idea was as good as I thought it was
  3. Continuing to pursue a dream while facing constant rejection

Something surprising about yourself?
I’m a total gear head and am obsessed with cars…especially the really fast Italian ones.

Last Google Search?
What is the conversion of 3.5 ounces to milliliters?

What’s a typical Friday night like for you?
Watching Jeopardy followed by a show recorded on my DVR and then in bed by 9:30 so I can make an early morning Saturday boxing class.

What’s your vice?
Binge watching reality tv shows – specifically, Million Dollar Listing (both LA and NYC) and Chrisley Knows Best.

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