CEW’s Women Leadership Awards took a content-oriented pivot of their second digital iteration.
The annual Women’s Leadership Awards happened nearly on Thursday, following remarks from CEW chairwoman Jill Scalamandre and P&G Beauty chief government officer Alex Keith, the primary honoree stepped as much as the plate.
Honored with the Corporate Empowerment for Women (C.E.W.) Award was Stéphane Rinderknech, the president and chief government officer of L’Oréal USA.
Under Rinderknech’s stewardship, the U.S. subsidiary of the world’s largest magnificence producer has had the best stage of gender fairness, famous CEW president Carlotta Jacobson.
As beforehand reported by WWD, L’Oréal USA’s workforce is over 70 % feminine, and it just lately turned the primary firm ever to obtain the EdgePlus Certification, which quantifies intersectional fairness.
“So much has changed, yet I think not enough has changed in some important ways. One thing that will never change is L’Oréal’s commitment to women, and bringing gender equity and balance to every corner of our organization. What does progress look like, what do we mean by it? We aim to set a best-in-class example for our industry, such as key leadership positions, and it means women are paid equitably,” Rinderknech stated.
Next to be honored was Madonna Badger, who took dwelling the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“After suffering an unimaginable loss she dedicated her life to how women are represented by her clients. Madonna’s Women, Not Objects campaign transformed how women are portrayed in advertising,” Jacobson stated.
Between movies of previous and current work from Badger, the promoting government stated her private tragedies impressed her to have an effect on change in promoting and the world over.
“I wanted to do work that would change the world, I wanted to do something that sparked change,” Badger stated. “David Ogilvy once said advertising was only evil when it did evil things. I was pleased that I could find work that mattered, and that pushed people to see the world differently. All of us have the power to change the world.”
Next, the Achievement Award recipients have been honored, first with a video from former Allure editor in chief Linda Wells.
When accepting her award, Monica Arnaudo, chief merchandising officer at Ulta Beauty, credited her work for the retailer as “the pinnacle of my career.”
“What I love most about our industry is the opportunity to make an impact every single day with guests and team members to bring joy, confidence, inclusivity, kindness and endless possibilities,” she stated.
Sharing her sentiments have been fellow recipient Gail Boyé, whose company work at Shiseido has been activated by goal. “Being a part of Shiseido has really allowed me to take part in meaningful missions with impact, from sustainability to clean formulations and ultimately to making beauty innovations for a better world.”
Lela Coffey, vp of hair care and multicultural magnificence at P&G Beauty, additionally added the significance of the trade’s influence. “This industry sets the standards and the norms and tone for so many others,” she stated. “It’s our responsibility to ensure we are tilting it toward the positive and creating good for all.”
Encouraging as ever, Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands, additionally issued a name to motion. “The industry has not always felt inclusive or welcoming to Black people like me, so this feels like a full circle moment,” she stated. “The big corporations, private equity groups, retailers, accelerate your support and investment in Black-owned brands.”
Another recipient described their honoring as full-circle. “People didn’t want to wear sunscreen back in 2003 and ingredients were not clean,” stated Holly Thaggard, founding father of Supergoop! “I became obsessed with creating a category that didn’t exist. I knew I could carve out a place in this incredible industry, and me being there today is proof that it happened,” she stated.
Lisa Sequino, a beauty government, additionally gave credit score to her household and “incredible mentors” for main her by instance.
Recounting her personal journey into magnificence, JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, discovered her solution to working a high hair care model after her time as a dealer. “I hope my journey is an inspiration to anyone that when life throws you a curveball, see it as an opportunity,” she stated.
Following a networking session and a Q&A with Julia Haart of Elite World Group, the group honored its Emerging Leader Honorees, who included Muffy Clince, director of rising manufacturers, Ulta Beauty; Monique Davis, vp, native & cultural innovation, The Estée Lauder Cos.; Erin Goldson, model chief, Dove, masterbrand engagement and hair innovation, Unilever; Cara Kamenev, vp of name engagement, L’Oréal Paris; Linette Kim, vp, client engagement, Bliss; Ashley Kuhn, Ph.D., director, accountable sourcing, world magnificence purchases, P&G Beauty; and Jennifer Lucchese, vp of merchandising, hair care at Sephora.
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