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2021 CEW Women’s Leadership Awards Recipients

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The event celebrated accomplished female executives, next-generation leaders, and female empowerment in the beauty industry.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) is celebrating the leading women in the beauty industry at the 2021 Women’s Leadership Awards. The event features awards honoring the most accomplished female executives and emerging next-generation leaders.

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CEW awarded the lifetime achievement award to Madonna Badger, the founder and CEO of Badger & Winters.

Stéphane Rinderknech, president and CEO of L'Oréal USA, is the recipient of the Corporate Empowerment for Women Award.

CEW president Carlotta Jacobson says, "For over 70 years, CEW has helped to inspire women in the beauty industry to achieve – while also reinforcing the importance of recognition and opportunity for female leadership. Without women, this business would not exist, and it is now more important than ever to reinforce the valuable contributions of female leaders. We are thrilled to host this event, honoring the amazing women who embody a passion for the beauty industry and its broader mission of empowering and enhancing people's lives."

2021 Women’s Leadership Awards:

Corporate Empowerment for Women (C.E.W.) Award

Stéphane Rinderknech, President and CEO, L'Oréal USA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Madonna Badger, Founder and CEO, Badger & Winters

2021 Achiever Awards Honorees

  • Monica Arnuado, CMO, Ulta Beauty
  • Gail Boyé, SVP, Product Development, bareMinerals and Corporate Innovation and Commercialization, Shiseido
  • Lela Coffey, VP, N.A. Hair Care Multi-Cultural Beauty, P&G Beauty
  • Cara Sabin, CEO, Sundial Brands
  • Lisa Sequino, Cosmetic Executive
  • Holly Thaggard, Founder, Supergoop!
  • JuE Wong, CEO, Olaplex

2021 Emerging Leaders Honorees

  • Muffy Clince, Director of Emerging Brands, Ulta Beauty
  • Monique Davis, Vice President, Local & Cultural Innovation, Estée Lauder Companies
  • Erin Goldson, Brand Leader, Dove Masterbrand Engagement and Hair Innovation, Unilever
  • Cara Kamenev, VP of Brand Engagement, L'Oréal Paris
  • Linette Kim, VP Consumer Engagement, Bliss
  • Ashley Kuhn, Ph.D., Director, Responsible Sourcing, Global Beauty Purchases, P&G Beauty
  • Jennifer Lucchese, VP, Merchandising Haircare, Sephora