gci

Current cover

Here are the 15 Women Selected for Sephora Accelerate

Contact Author
Close
Fill out my online form.

Sephora has announced the fourth cohort of its Sephora Accelerate program.

The program is dedicated to uplifting female founders, granting them access to Sephora leaders and industry experts able to assist them in taking the necessary steps to achieve their business objectives. The 15 selected women will participate in programing throughout the year including:

  • A one-week “boot camp” with guidance from Sephora and program partners
  • Personalized one-on-one mentoring for specific business challenges from Sephora leaders and beauty industry experts
  • Access to monetary grants to support their business endeavors
  • Sephora Accelerate Demo Day, where founders present their companies to industry experts, venture partners and senior Sephora leaders with the goal of future business growth, programming and networking

They will also have access to the Accelerate alumni network, currently consisting of 31 graduates of the program.

Related: Sephora Announces 2018 Accelerate Cohort

“We first launched Accelerate in 2016 with the goal of growing the number of female founders within the beauty industry, and to date all Accelerate participants that have aimed to land in retail have done so, including Sephora,” said Corrie Conrad, vice president, Sephora Stands and diversity & inclusion, Sephora.

She continued: “We are proud of the community we’ve built so far, as we track toward our goal of supporting more than 50 women by the end of 2020. The 2019 cohort includes 15 dynamic women—our largest cohort to date—from 8 countries, including Australia for the first time. We could not be more excited to spur on their growth and to see what each can uniquely bring to the program.”

The 2019 Sephora Accelerate Cohort

Sustainability

Julie Corbett, founder, Ecologic (U.S.)

Natasha Dhayagude, co-founder, Chinova Bioworks (Canada)

Technology

Lisa Guerrera, co-founder, See Thru (U.S.)

Nicole Chau, founder, La Luer (U.S.)

Merchandising

Greta Fitz, founder, Ascention (U.S.)

Kerrigan Behrens, co-founder, Sagely Naturals (U.S.)

Hélène Ségol, co-founder, Green Barbès (Europe)

Camille Pereira, co-founder, Médène (Europe)

Marie Cadihac, founder, Anagem (Europe)

Patricia Camargo, co-founder, CARE Natural Beauty (Brazil)

Julia Alcantara, co-founder, Orna Makeup (Brazil)

Elena Muñoz, founder, Polvos Magicos (Mexico)

Pip Summerville, founder, The Tonik (Australia)

Maeva Heim, founder, Bread Beauty Supply (Australia)

Nancy Liu, co-founder, Paektu (China)