Margot Grant grew up as a student of beauty and style. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Grant, is the original founder of the luxury skin care company Elizabeth Grant International and her mother, Marion Witz, is the President. Margot now proudly holds the position of Vice President and is an on-air spokesperson for Elizabeth Grant Skin Care television shows around the world. Before joining the family business, she graduated with an international business degree from the prestigious Grenoble École De Management in the south of France, then began her career at Elizabeth Grant International in the Public Relations and Marketing department where she quickly excelled using her creative talents and natural business instincts. In addition to her business acumen, Margot has a deep need to give back, running the charitable division at Elizabeth Grant International, ‘EG Cares,’ which provides education and gifts in-kind to non-profit and charitable organizations. Together Elizabeth, Marion, and Margot Grant make an unbeatable beauty — and business — trio.
My first job ever was… I was a camp counselor at Camp Wahanowin when I was 16. I was in charge of about 15 girls who were 11 years old. Outside of camp, I was a secretary for my dad the following summer (shockingly harder than being responsible for over a dozen preteen girls).
I decided to follow in my grandmother’s footsteps because… I was given the opportunity to work with incredibly strong and talented women. I was able to work in every department from the ground up and I had the opportunity to have a voice in my field that was heard.
My proudest accomplishment is… Creating The Big Give and being able to donate close to $200,000 directly to Look Good Feel Better. 100% of proceeds went directly to the seminars, allowing several to stay open.
My boldest move to date was… Creating The Big Give. I didn’t know if it would work and I asked a lot of people to stick their necks out for me.
I surprise people when I tell them… I’m a living informercial. I’m that girl who says “For 5 easy payments of $9.99 you get all of this, but wait… there’s more!”
My best advice to people starting their career is… Take Chances. Look at things differently, and look at them with how you want to view them, not how other people tell you to view them.
My best advice from a mentor was… Be kind. Put in the work, and be humble.
I would tell my 20-year old self… To not be so wrapped up in what people think and that life is an adventure to take advantage of. Don’t worry so much because your future is bright and gloriously yours for the taking.
My biggest setback was… Being the boss’s daughter
I overcame it by… Taking the time to work with different departments, connecting and listening to coworkers and earning their respect by putting in the work.
Work/life balance is… What’s that? No, I’m kidding. When I lived in France it changed my way of being because the whole country teaches you that living to work is nowhere as important as working to live.
“Living to work is nowhere as important as working to live.”
If you googled me, you still wouldn’t know… I’m a huge nerd and I’m obsessed with learning anything and everything, from languages to pointless facts (so if you are ever on a game show and need a phone a friend.. I volunteer!). I was actually studying to become an English teacher before I went into the family business.
I stay inspired by… The success of others and my grandmother, to know how far she has come and how she’s not stopping. It’s great motivation to continually challenge yourself and go outside of your comfort zone.
The future excites me because… How can having a future not excite you? The world is changing (hopefully for the better). We have come so far in travel, technology, health, and especially self love. I cannot wait to see where I will be in 50 years. But the best part? How much more we are engaged as a community, working together to make the world a healthier, stronger place together, especially for women and people who feel they don’t have a voice. Barriers are being broken, universal pain is being shared and the world is stepping closer to more love and more understanding by the day.
My next step is… I’m currently creating a range that I think will be a game changer. But until then, my “next step” is always my usual step…forward.