Jessica Alba was seen competing during day four of the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills Blackstone Course on October 26, 2014 in Haikou, China. Enjoy!Read More
Jessica Alba attended Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am yesterday, October 25 in Haikou, China. Check out the pics of
Jessica Alba attednded the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am opening ceremony at Mission Hills in Haikou, China yesterday. Take a look!Read More
Jessica Alba attended Metrocity Fashion Show earlier today at the Dongdaemun Gate Design Plaza in Soul, South Korea. Take a look!Read More
Jessica Alba attended SELF Joyce Chang, Jessica Alba Caley Yavorsky and Allyson Felix Luncheon on October 14 in Los Angeles. Take a look!Read More
Ask Jessica Alba who she thinks is daring and she answers quickly and unexpectedly: “Eleanor Roosevelt.” It turns out that Alba credits the former first lady for the origins of the Honest Company, the actress’s rapidly growing empire of eco-friendly home-cleaning and baby products.
When Alba, 33, first developed the concept for Honest, it didn’t immediately resonate with investors. Despite her profile as an actress, she came up against the same problems that most start-up companies face: Early business plans fell apart, prospective partners came and went, and funding was elusive. “But I was reading Robin Gerber’s Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, and I saw how she kept hitting dead ends but kept pushing on,” Alba recalls. “She didn’t give up—she tried again. That’s what I did until it finally made it.”
“Made it” is an understatement. Less than three years after Alba and Healthy Child Healthy World author Christopher Gavigan teamed up with entrepreneur Brian Lee to launch the brand, Honest’s valuation is approaching the billion-dollar mark, and the company now employs some 300 people at its Santa Monica headquarters. (Alba’s desk sits in a row in the middle of the floor, loaded with new products and photos of her daughters, Honor, six, and Haven, three. ) “The most daring thing I ever did was take a step back from my acting career and start this company,” she says. Roosevelt “taught me that one person can make real change, that an individual has limitless power, and that if you have a will there’s a way.” She smiles. “I know, I know. How corny does that sound?”