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The Hoggett Bowers 2 Minute Interview: Angela Cretu – Avon

Angela Cretu Avon

Angela Cretu – CEO Avon Worldwide

What challenge did you tackle and overcome in your business this week?

Managing the paradox of short-term interventions to sustain the business, while protecting our purpose and people. 

Which ongoing business challenge is occupying your thoughts this week/month? 

How to transform the current challenge into an opportunity to re-set the base for a compelling growth strategy going forward.  

Best thing about working from home/remotely?  

Seeing my son and husband every day.  

Worst thing about working from home/remotely? 

Not being able to physically meet as many people as I would like. I thrive on the energy from group meetings and events.  

Best factual news source on Covid-19? 

World Health Organisation and our own data insights providers.

Who or what has inspired you this week? (They don’t need to be famous) 

The Avon team has deeply inspired and humbled me. People have united and pledged time, resources and energy in ways that I could never have imagined before.  

Best programme/film you watched on TV/streaming this week?  

Unorthodox – an amazing film about an individual’s power to find and pursue their own purpose.

Are you doing more or less exercise than a typical week when you commute and if more, what? 

Less unfortunately! As I don’t have the same gym weights at home that I used to have access to, but I am  managing to stay active.   

What are you consuming more of (that you should not be) now you are not in an office environment? 

Coffee & Ice-cream – too much coffee and too much sweet stuff!

Any words of wisdom? 

Today is an amazing day, make the most of it!