My Mission Is… is a podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer-songwriter of the U.K. band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri.
This week’s My Mission Is…podcast guest is John Demsey, executive group president of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Often referred to as “the creative of the suits and the suit of the creatives,” he straddles the line between business and creativity. His skills have brought growth and success to brands like MAC Cosmetics, Tom Ford, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Le Labo, Glamglow, Smashbox, and many more. All while raising over $500 million as chairman of the MAC VIVA GLAM Fund, which provides financial support for people living with HIV and AIDS.
In this week’s episode, Demsey talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about his professional journey, how he keeps his finger on the pulse of pop culture, and the importance of honesty, appreciation, and support in the workplace.