Barbara Paldus, Phd, CEO, Codex Beauty

Barbara Paldus is a serial entrepreneur, scientist and engineer who has been awarded more than 30 U.S. patents. Prior to launching Codex Beauty, she spent two decades leading innovation in the fields of spectroscopy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. By the age of 34, she had co-founded two Silicon Valley companies that, among many breakthroughs, helped pave the way for carbon cycle measurements, food integrity testing, accessible vaccines, personalized medicine and cell therapy.


Christina Cummings, Co-President & Co-Founder, Turbie Twist

Christina is the President and Co-Founder of Turbie Twist LP, which she and her sister, Angela, established in 2006. As a wife and working mother to 2 young children, Christina understands the reality of multi-tasking and the need for quick and easy-to-use products like the Turbie Twist® to simplify a woman’s busy life. She and her team develop, market and distribute their namesake Turbie Twist® hair towels and related bath products to retailers worldwide, from their Pennsylvania headquarters.


Michael Bumgarner, Founder & CEO, Cannuka

Michael Bumgarner is the Founder of Cannuka, the clean beauty skincare line for the canna-curious. Cannuka combines two powerful ingredients, CBD and Manuka honey. Cannuka was the first CBD skincare line to launch nationally in Ulta Beauty, making it the largest CBD beauty product launch in history at roughly 1200 doors. Michael is a firm believer that redefining and de-stigmatizing the word cannabis will ultimately improve people’s health, the environment, and provide sustainable job opportunities throughout the vertical.


Alison Ragusa, Co-Founder, Bogavia

I am a chef turned skin care creator. I've blended my background as a chef in Florence, Italy with my degrees in the Culinary Arts, Gastronomy and Holistic Health (and my love for the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle) to create the Bogavia recipe for healthy skin + hair.