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Handpicking the ugliest of ugliest nannies can’t save you from what happened with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then again, Cash Warren is a Yale grad, so we’re assumng he’s a little smarter than The Governator.
Jessica Alba was seen going in and out of her SoHo hotel (we’re assuming it was the Trump SoHo judging by the pics) yesterday with baby Haven in her yuppy stroller. Maybe J.Alba finally got the hint that her businesswoman image needs to include her kids by her side! Most celebrities have bodyguards behind them, but when you’re a freakishly busy mom/actress/entrepreneur like Jessica Alba, you have your nanny walking by your side holding a bottle with some formula (we’re assuming J. Alba doesn’t have time to pump or feed).
Earlier in the week, the actress-turned-businesswoman attended Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit 2012 held in Laguna Niguel, CA where she discussed how she got started with Honest.com & how she balances life & career. Here’s an excerpt from the interview (watch the video @ Fortune):
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Yet around 26, Alba found herself restless. “I sort of went through a midlife crisis,” she said. “I became quite introspective and reflective about my life and my choices and my family and work and everything. I got pregnant at 26 as well, and really my daughter was such a blessing… A lot of turmoil that I had just sort of like melted away, and I was like, oh, this is what I should be doing.” After her child was born, she read Healthy Child, Healthy World and was appalled by the truths it uncovered, like the amount of toxins and chemicals in everyday products – from no-tears soap to a bedroom mattress. Alba wished there was a company that made these products without toxins – and the seed for The Honest Company, Alba’s eco-friendly company, was born.
Alba, who has two daughters, calls the project her “third baby.” It took three-and-a-half years before finding the right mix of partners. (“I had a lot of people slamming a door in my face and telling me I was nuts, and there was no way that anybody could do this,” Alba said.) Today, Honest has 63 employees and offers a wide array of products – from diapers to detergent. Alba’s husband Cash Warren was her rock during the dark, startup days; he helped her hone in and focus on the business, encouraging her to move forward with her idea.
“Partner with people that are smarter than you, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and surround yourself with people that complement your strengths, but could support your weaknesses,” Alba, a 2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, said – advice that’s led to her professional and personal success. [Read more]