Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) revealed its nominees for this year’s Achiever Awards. The honorees, which are nominated by CEW’s board of governors and selected by CEW’s Achiever Awards committee, represent women in the beauty industry who have contributed both growth and mentorship within the beauty business.
This year’s nominees include:
- Julia Goldin, global chief marketing officer, Revlon—A relative newcomer to beauty, Goldin in credited with breathing new life into Revlon by implementing a number of new plans across the company’s portfolio, including tapping a new roster of celebrity spokesmodels, introducing a re-energized product pipeline and created a renewed advertising campaign, all while creating a consistent, memorable brand image.
- Carolyn Holba, senior vice president of marketing for Maybelline New York, Garnier and Essie—Holba has received acclaim for driving the creative vision and strategy for one of the most iconic mass cosmetics brands in beauty. In her role, she oversees a $1 billion business and more than 70 employees who together have succeeded in creating breakthrough new product innovations, aspirational yet accessible advertising, exciting brand platforms, and disruptive in-store executions.
- Agnes Landau, senior vice president of global marketing, Clinique—Landau markets one of the largest prestige brands in the world, which is consistently among the top prestige brands in the U.S. and U.K. She is known for her strategic thinking, positive attitude and keen understanding of what it takes to develop a global brand. Landau collaborates with a wide circle of people, including people outside of her direct reports, to accomplish outstanding results in both revenue and profit.
- Claudia Lucas, director of merchandising, beauty, QVC—Lucas oversees more than $1 billion in beauty sales at QVC. She is credited with nurturing emerging brands, seeing potential in more established brands and serving as a “talent agent” for small up-and-coming brands with the opportunity to make their mark, prior to a larger investment at retail. She and her team work closely with brands to ensure their success on home shopping, very often helping to write the marketing plan and develop the product innovation pipeline.
Additionally, awards will also be given for Great Idea Award for Fragrance Innovation and The Corporate Empowerment for Women Award. For the former, which is sponsored by IFF, Laurice Rahmé, president and founder of Bond No. 9 New York, will receive the award. And L’Oréal USA is being recognized for its efforts with the Corporate Empowerment for Women Award.