Lindsay Dahl is Beautycounter’s SVP, Social Mission where she leads the safety, sustainability, advocacy and giving teams. A nationally recognized leader, Lindsay has been working for over 15 years to remove toxic chemicals from the products we use every day. Working at the intersection of activism, product safety, and sustainability, Lindsay takes a comprehensive approach to integrating social impact into everything at Beautycounter.
Prior to joining the Beautycounter team, Lindsay spearheaded the passage of more than a dozen health protective laws at the state and federal levels, including the nation's first ban on the toxic chemical BPA from baby bottles and other landmark laws on chemicals like flame retardants, mercury, and phthalates. In addition, Lindsay created a nationally acclaimed program—Mind the Store—to encourage top retailers to remove toxic chemicals from products. This initiative led to comprehensive health protective policies from Fortune 500 companies such as Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, The Home Depot and Best Buy.
While working in Washington, D.C., Lindsay was the Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the country's largest coalition working to update federal laws on toxic chemicals. Additionally, she was lead strategist for the grassroots movement that ultimately led to the overhaul of toxic chemical regulations, the first since 1976.
Episode #1553 Lindsay Dahl: Beautycounter SVP on Being an Agent of Change
Beautycounter SVP of Social Mission Lindsay Dahl is a clean beauty trailblazer. We have her to thank for over a dozen clean beauty laws. Today, we’re diving into the lessons her unique journey has offered about how to create lasting change. We’ll start at the beginning with finding your voice. Then, explore how to get your message heard by discerning what matters to people, actively listening, and staying even keeled in hard conversations. Progress takes time. Lindsay shares how she’s learned to cultivate resilience, focus on the long-game, and celebrate small wins. Overtime, they become the big ones.