Jane Iredale, founder and president of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, manufacturer of Jane Iredale, recently joined several boards within the beauty industry and a local agriculture organization in Great Barrington, MA, where she resides. The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), NewBeauty Magazine, and Berkshire Grown have each appointed Iredale to a seat.
The Personal Care Products Council elected Iredale as a member of the board upon receiving a nomination from the committee, which recognized her lifelong commitment to the advancement of healthy, uplifting beauty within the personal care industry. Iredale, who has been involved with PCPC for 11 years, will serve a three-year term during which she will help support member companies in all aspects of their business. This includes legislation, regulations, networking, international trade and FDA compliance, as well as the philanthropic efforts of PCPC. “I decided to participate because PCPC is an organization that is extremely important to our industry,” says Iredale. “I feel that I will learn a lot that will be beneficial to the company and that this experience will expand my personal horizons.”
In addition, NewBeauty, a leading national glossy magazine that educates and empowers women in their beauty decisions, has commissioned Iredale to serve on its board of advisors for the foreseeable future. The highly regarded editorial advisory board consists of top doctors and leading beauty industry experts who ensure the accuracy of information in the pages of NewBeauty. Iredale will now provide input and commentary for each issue speaking to cutting-edge or trend worthy news from within the beauty industry. “Joining the NewBeauty advisory board is a special honor, as it allows me to share important health information and industry advancements directly with consumers,” says Iredale. “I love the NewBeauty reader’s passion for education.”
Locally, Berkshire Grown, an organization supporting and promoting local agriculture, has elected Iredale as a member of the board of directors. Iredale has been active with Berkshire Grown since relocating to Great Barrington in 2000. She will serve on the board for the next three years, helping local farmers build viable businesses and advocating for locally grown food. Currently, the weekly Berkshire Grown farmer’s market is held on the footsteps of Iredale’s home in Great Barrington. “I've always believed that the food we put in our bodies is the most important thing we can do to stay healthy and positive,” says Iredale. “Our local farmers, many of which are women, work incredibly hard to produce the best possible food for us and that inspires me greatly. While I’ve been contributing to this cause for years now, I thought it was time to demonstrate a commitment with the hope that others would follow.”
Iredale also serves on the board of Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributions (ICMAD) as well as The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.