Women of the Future: Leading the Way for 30 Years!

May 10 - 11   2017 - Long Beach California


Sumita Batra


Sumita Batra is an Entrepreneur, Celebrity Stylist and CEO of Ziba Beauty, a chain of brow studios that introduced the Art of Threading to the United States 30 years ago. Her work has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Mademoiselle and The New York Times Magazine. Her celebrity clientele includes Beyonce, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Aniston. She is the author of the book, The Art of Mehndi by Carlton Books & Penguin Viking, which has sold over 100,000 copies in five languages. She has produced two documentaries: “Em Didi” about vocational training for survivors of human trafficking, and “NamasKaar” on Sikh customs.

Born in England and Indian by heritage, she was raised in Iran until the age of seven, hence the name Ziba – which means “beautiful”, in Persian. Her upbringing has both influenced and inspired Sumita to think globally – she knows no other way. Under her leadership, California-based Ziba Beauty has become an industry leader and The Brow Authority; bringing authentic eastern beauty to the modern world. Sumita has launched two proprietary cosmetic lines, curated for the eye and brow category over the last ten years. She is passionate about using artistry to empower women and children. Sumita established the Shukar Project (which means gratitude) and funded a team of beauty educators to train women at-risk of human trafficking in the Art of Threading and the Art of Mehndi in Cambodia. This journey profoundly impacted Sumita’s philanthropic outlook and today, it is part of Ziba’s entrepreneurial DNA. In 2016, the Shukar Project launched a campaign called Empowerment through Artistry which donates 10% of proceeds from the sale of Ziba Cosmetics to educate and empower underprivileged women and children. She lives in Southern California with her husband of 27 years and their three beautiful children. “AS AN ARTIST, MY VISION IS TO MAKE THE WORLD MORE BEAUTIFUL FOR THE WEARER OF MY PRODUCTS. AS A WOMAN, MY ASPIRATION IS TO EMPOWER THROUGH ARTISTRY. SO I FOUND A WAY TO SERVE BOTH THE ARTIST AND THE WOMAN IN ME BY CREATING THE ZIBA BROW SIGNATURE COLLECTION.”
Sumita Batra, CEO Ziba Beauty



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