Sindhya Valloppillil

CoFounder & CEO

Skin Dossier

Do you have any tips for getting the most out of CEW membership?

I love the events when we can hear from industry icons like the Global CEO of Shiseido. The opportunity to hear and learn from people like him is so valuable.

Do you have any career regrets or something you wish you would have done differently? If so, what and how did you learn from it?

I try to learn from my mistakes and move forward. It’s not worth fixating on them. If you don’t learn from a mistake, that should be your only regret. Making mistakes is par for the course if you are an entrepreneur who is building something new and taking risks. The goal should be to manage those risks, learn from mistakes, and evolve.

How important has mentorship been in your career journey?

There has been so much talk about mentorship, but I think co-learning is something that people need to practice more – especially entrepreneurs. Getting feedback and learning from colleagues in other disciplines or fellow entrepreneurs (inside the industry and in related industries) is important.