Woman Who Soar in Science

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Soaring Eagle Casino 
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
THREE FIRES Conference Room
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Event Schedule

2:30 - 3:30

Board Meeting - Three Fires

3:30 - 4:00


4:00 - 4:10

Welcome & Introduce First Speaker

4:10 - 4:45

First Speaker - Harshita Kumari 

4:45 - 4:50 Introduce Second Speaker
4:50 - 5:30

Second Speaker - Leslie Perry

5:30 - 7:00


Event Pricing

SCC Member Pricing $50

Non-Member Pricing $60

Retired SCC Member $20

Faculty $20

Student $10

Other Chapter SCC Chair/Chair-elect $20


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Our Speakers

From consumer to pro: My journey to becoming a beauty expert


Leslie Perry

Founder, Leslie Perry Cosmetics


Leslie Perry has had a life-long love affair with cosmetics and skin care. In 2016, she transitioned to life “behind the chair” as a full-time esthetician and makeup artist in Bay City, while also launching her own line of cosmetics.


Leslie Perry honed her beauty expertise starting as soon as she was old enough to hold a makeup brush and compact. In childhood, she found herself mesmerized by her hair stylist mom’s transformational abilities with makeup and hair- that’s when she knew it was her life’s calling to give women the tools and confidence to express their own unique greatness. 


A licensed esthetician and makeup artist, Leslie has built her career helping real women of all ages express their inner beauty and confidence through their personal style. Whether an everyday fresh-faced look, a polished look for the office, flawless bridal or full-on glam, Leslie expertly crafts a perfect and customized application for each client that makes them not only look good but even more importantly, to feel beautiful. 

This desire to help women feel beautiful led Leslie to create her own custom line of cosmetics. The mineral-based, hypoallergenic and paraben free products allow women to create a flawless, polished look every day. 


During her presentation, Leslie will share details of her life transition, including - How she developed her cosmetics line; Challenges she’s faced as an entrepreneur and how she overcame them; and the biggest misconceptions of the cosmetics/skin care industry.




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Harshita Kumari, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy,

University of Cincinnati


Harshita Kumari received her BS in Cosmetic Science in 2005 and PhD in supramolecular chemistry from University of Missouri, in 2011. She did her postdoc in computational chemistry with Prof. Carol Deakyne. Harshita received RSC Journals Grant for International Authors (2012) and worked as a visiting scientist in Stellenbosch  University on crystal engineering and gas sorption properties of frustrated organic solids. She also worked as a visiting researcher in Durham University, UK (2013) on supramolecular gels and in Flinders University, Australia, 2014 on thin film shearing of supramolecular complexes.


In 2015, she joined University of Cincinnati as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She has keen interest in colloidal chemistry, neutron physics and integrating novel biophysics tools with traditional methods to unravel structure property queries, leading to development of novel skin care, oral care and hair care products. In addition, she probes into mechanisms of delivery and deposition actives onto the skin/hair and elucidate the parameters to control them. Dr. Kumari's group construct novel nanometric delivery vehicles, based on the principles of self-assembly and molecular recognition. 

Upcoming Events

Date Theme  Location
March 1, 2018 Woman Who Soar in Science Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt. Pleasant, MI
May 3, 2018 Coming Soon TBD
September 5, 2018 Social Night  New Holland Brewing at The Knickerbocker,    Grand Rapids
September 6, 2018 Naturals Technical Symposium Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids
November 8, 2018 Coming Soon TBD
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