10 Female Entrepreneurs Selected for Sephora's Accelerate Cohorts 2017

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For the second year in a row, the Sephora Accelerate Cohort program will “support a growing community of female founders in all areas of the beauty industry through a collaborative structure with a focus on social impact.”

The beauty retail company announced the 10 entrepreneurs who have been selected as this year’s participants and will be mentored by beauty industry leaders, including Pamela Baxter, founder of Bonafide Beauty Lab, and Dianna Ruth, chief operating officer of Milk Makeup.

The 2017 Sephora Accelerate Cohorts

  • Adriana Oyevides, founder and CEO of Aloe Vida (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Barb Stegemann, founder and CEO of The 7 Virtues (Halifax, Canada)
  • Dana Rae Ashburn, founder and CEO of ABLE Cosmetics (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Jihan Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Swivel Beauty (New York, NY)
  • Kirsty Williams, co-founder and co-CEO of DashHound (San Francisco, CA)
  • Marta Cros, founder and CEO of The Ritualist (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Mary Futher, founder and CEO of Kaia Naturals (Toronto, Canada)
  • Pollini Jorio, co-founder and CEO of Brandlovers (San Paulo, Brazil)
  • Sara Panton, co-founder and CEO of Vitruvi (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Yve-Car Momperousse, founder and CEO of Kreyol Essence (Homestead, Florida)