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Maria Hatzistefanis is a London-based entrepreneur, bestselling author and founder of Rodial. A former beauty editor, she launched Rodial in 1999 after identifying a gap in the market for targeted products that deliver instant and long-lasting benefits. Rodial is now available worldwide in 35 countries and over 2,000 prestigious luxury department stores including Selfridges, Harrods, SpaceNK, Neiman Marcus, Blue Mercury, and includes cult bestsellers like Banana Lowlighter, Glass Powder and Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel.

As an in-demand speaker and mentor and known throughout the beauty and fashion industries as an advocate for entrepreneurs, Maria’s focus is on motivation, inspiring and encouraging people to be the best versions on themselves in order to achieve their goals and dreams. Maria made her debut as an author in 2017 with her bestselling book, How To Be An Overnight Success. Exploring her entrepreneurial journey to date, the book provides insights on how she went from being fired to building a multi-million global beauty empire. Maria has since published two more titles, How To Make It Happen and How To Live Your Best Life, which explore how to motivate yourself in your life and career, and how to be the best version of yourself possible. Discover all three books here.

Maria is a proud supporter of the British Fashion Council and sits on the advisory board, alongside British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu and BFC CEO Caroline Rush. She also sits on the judging panel for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund, which grants funding to up-and-coming fashion designers, as well as the advisory board for the British Beauty Council, which strives for an innovative and inclusive beauty industry

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