Ada Polla, "King Cake" Columnist
In 2004, daughter and co-creator of Alchimie Forever, Ada Polla set out to launch her family’s Swiss based skincare line in the US. Today, the brand boasts global visibility and distribution, thanks to her focus and determination, which have yielded double-digit annual growth and garnered her several press-worthy opportunities to communicate her family’s knowledge and passion for the science of anti-aging skincare. Securing partnerships with exclusive spas, specialty boutiques and a global collective of cosmetic dermatologists, Ada continues to share her family’s philosophy that healthy skin can be achieved
using effective products and promises that even though Alchimie Forever is growing, she is still dedicated to providing consumers with a personal touch in every experience, called the Forever Commitment.
Although day-to-day operations at Alchimie Forever keep Ada busy, she still finds time to be involved in several ventures such as the Washington Spa Alliance and Fashion Group International, where she serves on the board as Founding Member and Treasurer, respectively. In addition, Ada operates on the Editorial Board of GCI Magazine and is on the HBA Conference Advisory Board. Ada contributes to several magazines and speaks at top universities and leading industry conferences. She was featured on the cover of Business Week Small Biz and was one of the top five finalists nominated for Emerging Entrepreneur of the
Year by Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2011, the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship presented her with the Homegrown Entrepreneur Award. Ada is a visionary in skincare and business and successfully blends the two in all of Alchimie Forever’s prolific endeavors. Ada also has experience consulting for DiamondCluster International and product management expertise in the medical device industry from her work at
Candela Corporation. Ada’s distinguished educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in political science and art history at Harvard University followed by an MBA from Georgetown University.
A long-time Georgetown resident, Ada spends half her time in New Orleans, where her husband lives and work. Her dual city marriage and lifestyle prompted the name King Cake.
Subscribe to Ada’s blog here: http://www.adamantaboutbeauty.com/
Read Ada’s article on Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ada-polla/
Personal Website: Alchimie Forever