KARISSA BODNAR

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS INC.

Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Bodnar to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women. Thrive’s mission is “beauty with a purpose” in that for every product a customer purchases, one is donated to help a woman thrive. As a company, Thrive partners up with several non-profit organizations such as DWC, American Cancer Society, Strengths United, and others. As employees, Thrive is reminded every day of how its contribution makes an impact on women’s lives. The company does not only drive a strong philanthropic mission but it pushes the boundaries for more inclusive and diverse products for women of color.

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