Success Stories

Laura Arce from Cosméticos Laita, a Costa Rican natural cosmetics company founded in 2003, met the local Marriott International procurement team at the 2015 WEConnect International Business Roundtable. Marriott International, a WEConnect International corporate member, was revamping their spa menus and was looking for natural cosmetics suppliers. Laura was given the challenge of developing a new product line to suit their spa treatment needs and another one for retail. Laita started the research and development process, met with Marriott International for testing, feedback, formula adjustments and packaging options, and finally got the new line approved for all of their spas.

Name

Laura Arce

Job title

Co-Founder and Co-Owner

Location

Costa Rica

Name

Zhaviera Fetriza

Job title

Partner

Location

Jakarta, Indonesia

Name

Belukazi Nkala and Thabisile Mkhwanazi

Job title

Co-Founders and Partners

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Name

Arınç Ciper Kaynar

Job title

Co-Founder

Location

Istanbul, Turkey

Name

Luz Marina Rojas Pacheco

Job title

CEO

Location

Bogota, Colombia

Name

Chayaa Nanjappa

Job title

CEO

Location

Mandya District, Karnataka, India

Name

Sonja M. Salmon

Job title

Creative Director & CEO

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada