CORYNNE L. CORBETT
FOUNDER, BEAUTY BIZCAMP
Corynne L. Corbett believes wholeheartedly that beauty is in the mind of the beholder and she embraces the idea that every girl and woman should find their own beauty superpowers. As a recognized beauty and lifestyle expert and an accomplished media professional, Corbett has spent her career helping women and girls celebrate their beauty inside and out. She has held senior editorial positions at ELLE, Heart & Soul, MODE, Real Simple, and Essence. As a consultant and advisor, she has worked with Clinique, Nuria, Buttah Skincare, Hue Noir, Group M, Free Your Mane, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Christian Dior, Black Opal, and Prescriptives among others. She is the CEO & Founder of Beauty BIzCamp®, a company dedicated to helping girls and young women use beauty as a catalyst to change the world with programs in four tracks—STEM, Creative, Business, and Entrepreneurship—as well as build positive self-esteem. Additionally, Corbett hosts two podcasts. Start Right Here, which focuses on the career paths of Black and Brown women in beauty (and related industries) and she co-hosts the (In)Visible Women podcast which examines the intersection of appearance, diversity, and inclusion as well as its impact on the lives and careers of women of color.
Adrienne, Former Camper
"What I loved most about the BBC program was the freedom of creativity that was fostered by Corynne and her staff. They asked us what we wanted an helped us bring those visions to light. BBC was at least for me, the first time I saw myself as a creative and as an entrepreneur. The independence and confidence that was instilled, fueled me going into my junior and senior years of high school.
Looking back on my time in BBC, I have used that introduction into the beauty business to not only continue making body products of my own. I have also used Mind Mapping and Visions Boards as techniques to advance my thoughts and plans well into my college career, which is now coming to a close. I feel more confident as a collaborator, a leader and a Woman due to my BBC experience."
Christina, Former Camper
Beauty BizCamp was one of the most exciting things that I've ever gotten to experience as a teenager. As someone growing up in foster care, dealing with depression and anxiety, I didn't have anything much to push me. Attending Beauty BizCamp not only gave me a voice, but I discovered my true passion for makeup. I was able to bond with other young girls like myself and meet the most inspiring people I never dreamed of meeting. I became a person again and I cannot thank the Beauty BizCamp family enough, Thank you from the bottom of my heart." --Christina
Melissa Flores, Blogger/Vlogger, former speaker
"I think BBC brings great value to young women. The program allows young women to learn about and get hands-on experience that they otherwise would not learn about. BBC is the kind of program I wished I could have attended when I was a teenager."
Taiia Smart Young,
Chief Storyteller, Smart Girl Media, a former speaker
"Beauty BizCamp provides valuable connections, resources, and experiences for girls and young women of color, that they don't have access to anywhere else. It's crucial for them to learn the other side of beauty, such as product testing, marketing, researching and identifying trends. They should know how a lipstick or a fragrance moves from concept to being sold in Sephora. They should understand why it is so huge that Fenty Beauty sales were larger than Kylie Cosmetics. Beauty BizCamp gives participants an insider's guide to beauty. It was an honor to create a workshop for young women who look like me and share similar backgrounds and traditions. My favorite part of the workshop was hearing the camper's reaction to how mainstream appropriates beauty trends—like nail art—that start in black and brown communities, and then get remixed for the masses for profit without proper credit." –
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.