The beauty industry honored 6 of its highest-achieving women along with a company committed to women’s advancement at the 38th Annual CEW Achiever Awards event on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
The honorees, which were nominated by Cosmetic Executive Women’s board of governors and selected by CEW’s Achiever Awards committee, represented women in the beauty industry who have inspired others within the business. The Achiever Awards is the only industry award that recognizes the achievements of women and serves as an inspiration for future leaders.
New to the Achiever Awards luncheon this year, there was also a keynote address delivered by Sheri McCoy, CEO, Avon Products. The CEW Achievers are:
• Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, Revlon;
• Carolyn Holba, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Maybelline New York * Garnier * essie
• Agnes Landau, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Clinique
• Claudia Lucas, Director, Beauty Merchandising, QVC
• Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, M•A•C (2012 Honoree)
In addition, Karen Dubin, Founder & Director, Sniffapalooza received CEW’s Great Idea Award for Fragrance Innovation for bringing excitement to the fragrance category by engaging consumers in events worldwide with a knowledge and love of fragrance. The award was presented by International Flavors & Fragrances.
CEW also honored Unilever with the Corporate Empowerment for Women Award for its commitment to the advancement of women within its organization.
“The Achiever Awards are so important to the beauty industry because they celebrate the accomplishments of powerful women leaders. This event motivates women to excel and to become leaders,” says CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson.
“This year we were delighted also to recognize Unilever for actively helping women advance and achieve.”
The Achiever Awards were held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, kicked off with a pre-event cocktail reception followed by the ceremony. To learn more about leadership development opportunities in the beauty industry, visit www.cew.org.
The 2013 CEW Achiever Awards was sponsored by InStyle, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Arcade Marketing, Beauty Inc, Poise, DSM Personal Care, EY, Laura Mercier, ULTA Beauty, Walgreens, Wells Fargo Securities, ManpowerGroup, Beauty@Gotham, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, philosophy, Laura Geller Beauty, Mally Beauty, Martin Kartin and Company, Inc., WWD, Digital Therapy, Suite K, Consultancy Media and Kaplow Communications.
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with more than 5,500 female and male executives in the beauty and related industries. CEW advances the professional growth and leadership potential of its members through networking, industry insights, access to leaders, professional development programs and recognition of achievement and innovation.
CEW’s membership is multi-generational and equally representative of entry level, mid-career level and senior level executives. CEW is based in New York City, and it also hosts events for the beauty community in Los Angeles. Additionally, CEW has associated organizations in France and the United Kingdom. The CEW Foundation supports Cancer and Careers, a resource for employees balancing work and cancer treatment. For more information, log on to cew.org.
*All photos courtesy of Patricia Willis Photography
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