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Christopher Gavigan


Founder and Chief Purpose Officer
The Honest Company
Diapers. Laundry detergent. Lotion, shampoo, a host of gentle personal care products. And, a commitment to a healthy life that delivers babies and families with products that are “effective, safe, beautiful, accessible, and responsible.” Christopher Gavigan is a best-selling author and the Founder + Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company. With Jessica Alba, he founded the company to empower and educate the next generation of consumers to challenge the marketplace to think about the people they serve.

Named a Men’s Fitness “Game Changer,” and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, Gavigan shares the keys to The Honest Company’s success: fostering authentic consumer relationships paired with a relentless entrepreneurial spirit. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, he describes how to humanize a brand and give it personality in order to create an emotional tie with consumers. He also offers up insights for dealing with risk and maintaining an organization’s personal touch while it experiences growth.

Gavigan’s commitment and consciousness have been instrumental in spreading awareness about children’s environmental health and providing actionable information to millions of homes worldwide. The best-selling author of Healthy Child, Healthy World, Gavigan was also the CEO of a national nonprofit of the same name for 7 years. In that role, he advocated for legislative reforms of the domestic chemical regulatory system, championing new standards and safe options for families in the consumer marketplace.

Gavigan sits on the board of directors of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children Environmental Health Center (CEHC), is a chief advisor to the Green Product Innovation Institute, and is on the advisory boards of Healthy Child Healthy World, SAIL Venture Partners, and UCLA’s Environmental Health Sciences Department. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Baby2Baby.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jan 17
3:15 - 4:00 PM
North Hall, Level 2

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