BeautyUnited has announced the launch of its 2023 Fellowship Program, which will focus analyzing roadblocks BIPOC and Latinx leaders face within the industry, while providing them with tools they need to increase access and equity.
The program will consist of 10 fellows in an effort to provide more focused support.
Fellows can expect quarterly themed and intimate 90 minute full-group discussions led by a community manager, monthly live guest expert calls with leaders both inside and outside the beauty and wellness industry and mentorship and guidance from the entrepreneurs and executives leading major brands.
Mentors for the program include:
- Rachel Roff, founder and CEO of UrbanSkinRx
- Karla Davis, VP of integrated marketing and media at Ulta Beauty
- Tara Foley, founder and CEO of Follain
- Karen Adam SVP of brand marketing at Tata Harper
- Ron Robinson, founder and CEO of BeautyStat Cosmetics
- Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter
In 2022, BeautyUnited’s mentorship class saw two-times revenue growth with 74% of mentees continuing relationships with their mentors beyond the program.
Applications for the BeautyUnited Fellowship are open through March 24, 2023 with the program beginning in April 2023.
For full details on the program and how to apply, visit fellowship.thebeautyunited.org.
Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, co-founder of BeautyUnited, said, "We’re incredibly excited to move into the third iteration of our BeautyUnited program to help uplift and support beauty brands founded by BIPOC and Latinx leaders. It’s imperative that we continue the efforts we started in 2020 and expand our program to provide support and mentorship to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to help further advance their businesses and careers.”
Moj Mahdara, co-founder of BeautyUnited, said, "As a young organization, I’m so proud that we’ve made such amazing strides since we began only three years ago. We’re incredibly grateful to be able to evolve this program even further to maximize the impact and resources we’re able to provide to our fellows and our wider industry."
Julee Wilson, executive director at BeautyUnited, said, "This program is first-in-class in many ways. The one-on-one mentoring from titans within the beauty industry combined with the thoughtful curriculum is something we are extremely proud of. But we also know that capital for these fellows is just as transformative, which is why we are fundraising in order to provide grants this year and beyond.”