2021 Female Founder Awards

UPDATE: The Female Founder Awards will be back in 2022. Please check back later for more information regarding this event.

2021 Event

On October 13th, the beauty industry celebrated Clean Beauty’s indie disruptors at the CEW Female Founder Awards. The program and panel discussion honored eight trailblazing women for meeting consumer demand, and in the process, transforming clean beauty from a niche market to a mainstream movement.

During the event you heard directly from experts and brand founders on why clean brands are the newest acquisition targets, especially for multinational powers, and how female entrepreneurs continue to innovate the category.

You also heard about:

Merger and Acquisition opportunities in Clean Beauty
Future trends in Clean Beauty and the merging of sustainability trends
Retail insights from founder Tara Foley of Follain

Agenda At-A-Glance

Networking information to be provided prior to the event.

Opening Remarks

Speakers

Michelle Pfeiffer
Actress and Founder of Henry Rose
Yves Cassar
Vice President Senior Perfumer, Fine Fragrance
IFF
Moderated By

Honorees

Julian Addo
Julian Addo
Founder and CEO
Adwoa Beauty
Karen Behnke
Karen Behnke
Founder
Juice Beauty
Melissa Butler
Founder and CEO
The Lip Bar
Sarah Lee and Christine Chang
Co-founders and Co-CEOs
Glow Recipe
April Gargiulo
Founder & CEO
Vintner’s Daughter
Sasha Plavsic
Sasha Plavsic
Founder & CEO
ILIA
Moderated By
Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
CEW Chairwoman, CEO
Beekman 1802

Honorees

Julian Addo
Julian Addo
Founder and CEO
Adwoa Beauty
Karen Behnke
Karen Behnke
Founder
Juice Beauty
Melissa Butler
Founder and CEO
The Lip Bar
Sarah Lee and Christine Chang
Co-founders and Co-CEOs
Glow Recipe
April Gargiulo
Founder & CEO
Vintner’s Daughter
Michelle Pfeiffer
Actress and Founder of Henry Rose
Sasha Plavsic
Sasha Plavsic
Founder & CEO
ILIA

Speakers

Yves Cassar
Vice President Senior Perfumer, Fine Fragrance
IFF
Tara Foley
Founder
Follain
Lucie Greene
Lucie Greene
Founder
Light Years
Marissa Lepor
Vice President
The Sage Group
Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
CEW Chairwoman, CEO
Beekman 1802

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