Christine Marie Mason is the Founder and CEO of Rosebud Woman. This luxury intimate skincare company makes sustainable, plant-based products to support all the stages of a women’s sensual, sexual and reproductive life with a starting focus on perimenopause and menopause. Christine formulated and conceived the products, crafted the brand and brand voice, hired the core team, and innovated a new category in intimate wellness. The company reached a million dollars in sales in its first year. Since its founding in 2017, sales have doubled every year with customers in all 50 states in US and distribution in Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and clean beauty outlets in the US, Canada, and Australia. A TK percent of profits from the sale of Rosebud products goes into the company’s Reverence Fund, which supports human rights, women’s rights, and environmental activism. Christine also hosts a weekly podcast called The Rosewoman Podcast. The pod focuses on conversations with a wide variety of experts and inspirers – from doctors to therapists, artists to founders – to help all of us know and love our bodies more and discover more freedom, joy, and power in our lives.
Christine also holds a certificate in the practices and philosophy of yoga from the Mattamayura Institute, a certification in Thai massage, and is a Vipassana practitioner. She trained in ZEGG forum facilitation and Thomas Huebl’s Timeless Wisdom Training program in collective, energetic, and subtle healing. As a yogi, she has taught around the world at BhaktiFest, YogaWorks, Yoga Tree, Prasada, YogaSource, Jewel in the Lotus, LoveSpringSF, Yoga Center Amherst, the Throckmorton Theater, the Centers for Spiritual Living, and many more venues worldwide from Buenos Aires to the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. In addition to founding Rose Woman, her spiritual self-care work also led her in 2017 to acquire land on the Big Island and start Sundari Gardens, an experiment in community, communication, and eco-conscious living. Sundari is now home to permanent village residents, in addition to residential program guests. The community hosts dozens of courses and classes for the local community each week, including movement, meditation, reconciliation, Hawai’ian culture, dance, and kirtan. The New Earth Leadership experiment at Sundari is being documented and refined for use in community house settings as a new co-living model.
From 1996 to 2016, Christine was a tech founder and venture-backed CEO in B2B software. She has conceived, resourced, and built multiple organizations with $100M+ exits. She is currently an early-stage investor in the cloud, blockchain and biologics, and a mentor to young businesses and nonprofits. From 2011 to 2016, she served as a futurist and innovation advisor for global companies, such as Estee Lauder, Autodesk, and Panasonic. Christine’s areas of investigation include technologies as far-ranging as the human brain to machine interface, biologic patents, and short and midterm potentials for synthetic biology applications, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud computing, big data, and video analytics. From 2009 to 2013, Christine curated and led 12 TEDxSanFrancisco events and convene gatherings worldwide.
Christine is the author of eight books, including Reverence: A Guide to Ritual in Modern Life (2021); The Nine Gifts: A First Aid Kit for Mind, Body and Spirit (2020);
Bending the Bow: How Ordinary People Spark Visionary Social Movements (2019); Body Love: A Companion Journal to The Invitation (2019); The Invitation: Daily Love for Your Intimate Self (2018); Indivisible: Putting Connection First (2017); and Twisted: Yoga in America Since 1965 (2019).
She has presented or spoken at numerous conferences, including Summit LA, TEDx, Wharton Fellows, Thiel Fellows, Hewlett Packard Innovation Center, San Francisco Curator Network, TEDxEast (NYC), Success Boston, Sierra Nevada Alliance (winner of Sun Tzu award), TIE Midwest Chicago Technology Leadership Forum (TechForum), Union League Club of Chicago. Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum, Kellogg Venture Forum, Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum, Kellogg Innovation Network, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Illinois Technology Association, Illinois Information Technology Roundtable, SIIA Content Forum, SIIA Software Division Conference, and Springboard.
She holds an MBA from the JL Kellogg School at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern, with a senior thesis in Arab Nationalism. She is a devotional singer, an enthusiastic adventurer, and a science nerd who studies plant medicine, cryptocurrency, and biohacking. Her social service work focuses on yoga in action: women’s equity, internet freedom, and restorative justice, which includes serving on the board of The Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) Program in the California State Prisons, a year-long transformative program that provides the tools that enable prisoners to “turn the stigma of being a violent offender into a badge of being a non-violent Peacekeeper.” She has lived and traveled all over the world, and speaks French and German. She is a mother of 4 and a grandmother and is currently living in Mill Valley, CA.