Sponsored by Meredith, the two-day virtual event recognized 15 female leaders for their performance and mark on the beauty industry. Additionally, thought leaders, including shared valuable insights on topics related to women’s empowerment, equality, and excellence.
2020 Achiever Awards Recipients
Maly Bernstein, Vice President, Beauty & Personal Care, CVS
Erica Culpepper, General Manager, L’Oréal Multi-Cultural Beauty
Elana Drell-Szyfer, CEO, RéVive Skincare
Lilli Gordon, Founder & CEO, First Aid Beauty
Jane Lauder, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Alexandra Papazian, President, Laura Mercier
2020 Top Talent Honorees
Vivianna Blanch, Vice President, Integrated Consumer Communications, L’Oréal Paris
Ophelia Ceradini, Vice President, Digital Technology and Innovation, ELC Online, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Erum Chaudhry, Vice President, Marketing Beauty & Skincare, Christian Dior
Maris Croswell, Senior Director, North America Pantene, P&G Beauty
Chopin Rabin, Vice President, Global Integrated Communications, Nars Cosmetics
Maria Salcedo, Vice President, Global Marketing, Consumer Fragrance, Symrise
Janet Chan, Vice President of Brand, nugg beauty *Members Choice
“For nearly 70 years, CEW has helped to inspire women in the beauty industry to achieve – and advance – themselves and others,” says CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson. “We are thrilled to have hosted this first-time event, honoring the amazing women who embody the importance of growth within the beauty industry for women of all ethnicities, levels and companies.”
The thought leaders included: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Founder of Know Your Value; Kristy Click, Senior Client Officer, Ipsos; Laura Gurski, Senior Managing Director, Consumer Goods Division, Accenture; Fran Hauser, Startup Investor at Hauser Ventures, LLC., Author of The Myth of the Nice Girl; Sarah Kunst, Managing Director, Cleo Capital; Sarah Willersdorf, Managing Director and Partner, The Boston Consulting Group; Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient; Melissa Butler, Founder & CEO, The Lip Bar; Mahisha Dellinger, Founder & CEO, Curls Beauty Brand; and Taraji P. Henson, Founder & CEO, TPH by Taraji.