Leslie Phillips grew up spending her time assisting her mother whom was heavily involved in the cosmetology community and held many prestigious local and national offices within the beauty industry. As a child working in her mother’s salon assisting clients and working within the business, a passion for helping women look and feel their best as well as an interest in entrepreneurship developed. Leslie received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Prairie View A&M University, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Texas Southern University. After college, Leslie accumulated a strong background in Professional Sales, Management, and Leadership Training while working for three major corporations gaining experience in Organizational development from the Retail, Advertising and Pharmaceutical industry. That experience, coupled with her passionate interest in health, beauty & fitness topics impacting Women and Girls fueled her to step out on faith and open Obsidian Beauty Supply in 2011. Obsidian stands apart from the traditional "Ethnic Beauty Supply Store" in that Health/Beauty Education, Self -Esteem and philanthropy are major pillars of its business model. Leslie dually became Founder and CEO of Obsidian Beauty Inc. while establishing a successful career in corporate America and before becoming a full-time entrepreneur and consultant in 2013. Leslie Speaks, Teaches & Trains locally & nationally contributing her experience and expertise as a Beauty Industry entrepreneur in an effort to further promote successful business ownership and support among women and minorities. Additionally, Leslie is a past Vice President of the local Black Beauty Supply Association (BBSA) and has been an active member of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), and the National Sales Network (NSN).
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