Margot Grant grew up as a student of beauty and style. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Grant, is the original founder of the luxury skin care company Elizabeth Grant International and her mother, Marion Witz, is the President. Several years ago, Elizabeth and Marion welcomed Margot into the company. The three women work side by side making Elizabeth Grant Skin Care a widely successful international beauty brand. Margot now proudly holds the position of Vice President of Creative Direction and she is an on-air spokesperson for Elizabeth Grant Skin Care television shows around the world.
Much like her grandmother and mother, Margot Grant is a citizen of the world. Hailing from South Africa originally, Margot now calls Toronto, Canada home. Before moving to Toronto, Margot graduated with an international business degree from the prestigious Grenoble Ecole De Management in the south of France. Now, she spends a great deal of time traveling the globe promoting her namesake beauty brand and opening up new markets for the company. Just like Elizabeth, Margot has also quickly achieved a fan following around the world with her friendly, fun, and informative on-air personality.
Margot Grant began her career at Elizabeth Grant International in the Public Relations and Marketing department where she quickly excelled using her creative talents and natural business instincts, which injected the brand with an expanded customer base. Her public relations acumen has resulted in Elizabeth Grant Skin Care products that are often heralded a ‘beauty favourite’ by top editors around the world. Margot has a strong understanding of the international marketplace and an innate understanding of the importance of brand image. During her first years at the company, Margot redesigned the company logo, created new product packaging, developed new and innovative products, and truly brought the brand forward making it a recognized brand around the world.
Now, Margot at 28 years old, is VP Creative Direction. She leads a skilled team of designers and marketers and continues to expand her own range of products called ‘The Socializer’. The product line, aimed at a slightly younger and ‘on-the-go’ clientele, has won numerous awards including a prestigious finalist award from the HBA International Package Design Awards and most recently, The Socializer’s lip treatment product, Can You Keep a Secret, won the People’s Choice Award from the HBA. Clearly, Margot’s passion for design, her creative talents, and her ability to forecast what women want in new beauty products, have all proved to be greatly successful.
Following her grandmother’s example, Margot also knows that attending festivals, charity galas, and society events are another important part of the business. Margot brings the Elizabeth Grant Skin Care brand to the red carpet with style and class. She spends time with celebrity clients and works hard to build and maintain those relationships. As a result, the company now boasts an A-list following with fans such as J.Lo, Blake Lively, Rosario Dawson, and Petra Nemcova among others.
Nevertheless, it’s not all business and networking for Margot. She has a keen sense of the real world around her and a deep need to give back. The charitable division at Elizabeth Grant International ‘EG Cares’ is also run by Margot. EG Cares provides education and gifts in-kind to non-profit and charitable organizations. Margot is also a volunteer with Look Good Feel Better, an organization that runs workshops for women living with cancer, where she gives out Elizabeth Grant’s Rejuvenating Serums and lends her support. Margot recognizes the importance of feeling good about oneself and positive thinking while going through treatment. In addition, Margot has founded one of the most anticipated annual events in the city of Toronto, The Big Give, which raises funds for Look Good Feel Better. Each year, her event brings out over 600 guests, raises tens of thousands of dollars, and aims to raise awareness about living with cancer.
Currently, Margot also sits on the board, as the youngest member, of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. One of the Association's primary goals is to establish and maintain an optimum business environment that promotes Canadian industry's global competitiveness through smart regulation. She brings in an important viewpoint to meetings with her expertise in social media, marketing, and trend forecasting.
From the moment Margot took her first step, Elizabeth had her practicing in ‘training’ heels. Now, Elizabeth and Marion have Margot by their side as they continue to build the luxury brand that is Elizabeth Grant Skin Care. They may be generations apart, but together Elizabeth, Marion, and Margot Grant make an unbeatable beauty trio.