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Marcia Griffin

Marcia Griffin

Marcia Griffin has a rich business history that combines her role as a CEO in a startup business, alongside extensive Non-Executive director experience. The unique combination enables Marcia share her business life from all levels through her presentations.

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Marcia Griffin's Biography

As a former CEO of Japan based Pola Cosmetics, Marcia grew a business from zero to a sales team of 4700 consultants around Australia and New Zealand.  Marcia is currently continuing her active and fulfilling career with company directorships, CEO mentoring and running her own business griffin+row. She is also a Chair with the CEO Institute.


Marcia's business life began at the Australian Wool Corporation where she travelled the world as a very young woman visiting the major wool consuming countries, researching and analysing demand for Australian wool.


She left the corporate world to take on more entrepreneurial challenges but before doing so she had acquired a second degree from the University of Melbourne and completed an MBA (preliminary).


Armed with a BA, DipEd, BComm and MBA (prelim), she started a completely new venture Pola Cosmetics.


Her life changed dramatically when she met with the franchisee of Pola Cosmetics and started that business for him in Australia - eventually becoming the CEO of Pola Cosmetics and managing and motivating the sales team she built from zero to nearly 5000 consultants around Australia and New Zealand. That achievement led to her becoming the first Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year in 1995.


Since then Marcia has written a business autobiography, High Heeled Success, published in 1998 and now in its third print. Marcia has been on the Board of many different companies including the public company PMP, Australia's largest printing business, National Pharmacies, The World Master Games, Tourism Victoria, Melbourne Storm and the Queen Victoria Market.


Marcia was also the first female Chair of CEO mentoring organisation TEC. In addition to her current Board roles, she has recently returned to the cosmetics world launching griffin+row - a range of natural Australian, plant-based skincare products which sell in selected pharmacies and online.


Her business life has been diverse, fascinating, successful and never-ending!


Marcia believes that business like life, is a never ending learning curve and that for business to succeed, quality products, people, culture and service are essential elements.