Meet SA Woman Member, Mandy Hawtin.

Business/Organisation: Seadragon Organic
Job Role: Founder and Cosmetic Chemist

Tell us a bit about you:
I returned to study in my late 40s to become a cosmetic chemist after struggling to create sophisticated skincare products. I have three teenage sons, a very supportive husband and a gorgeous corgi. I love walking most days along the coast and love my new later-in-life career change. Previously I was working as a casual academic, executive officer and course advisor at universities.

Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role: My latest venture is called Seadragon Organic. Seadragon because the South Australian marine emblem is a leaf seadragon, and my new range is packed full of marine bio-active ingredients – all vegan of course! My range will include 9 products that form what I call my Sustainable facial and will suit a beauty salon looking to offer a unique and sustainable facial treatment. I have explored and sought out the most sustainable ingredients, processing and packaging and have significantly reduced the carbon footprint on this range in comparison to my former brand Megan Potter Cosmetics.

What region of South Australia are you in?:
Adelaide West

How can you best contact you:

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-hawtin-632b2141/

Website: www.seadragonorganic.com.au

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557889817295

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/seadragon_organic/

Let’s get to know you a little more:

What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
Outsource the tasks you are not good at and do not enjoy. Keep the tasks that bring you joy. This way you should have a business you love.

What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
Port Elliot

Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
I love the SA Woman community. It is kind, supportive, helpful and friendly. What a way to grow and be supported in business!

What is a quote or mantra you live by?
Fail fast and recover quickly!