Everyone’s talking about International Women’s Day. But no one’s celebrating it quite how CEW is: by spotlighting 13 amazing female leaders in the beauty industry, a diverse spectrum of C-suite and entrepreneurial executives who are helping to fuel leadership, achievement, growth, and innovation within the beauty industry at large.

Core to CEW’s mission is bringing together the beauty community to educate, inform, and honor. And the women we are recognizing today will be honored and acknowledged at this year’s CEW’s Women’s Leadership Awards program, in partnership with DotDash Meredith, on April 25 in Manhattan at The Ziegfeld Ballroom.

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity, which aims to get the world talking about how equal opportunities aren’t enough, and that inclusion and belonging require equitable action. CEW is the only organization that galvanizes the industry and inspires it to believe in the power of beauty, for all, today and every day.

Join us as we applaud the following 13 female beauty leaders, and we invite you to recognize them, as well.

Achiever Award Honorees

  • Nikki Eslami, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer; Founder & CEO, Bellami Hair and New Theory Ventures
  • Christina Fair, President of L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty Division, N.A., L’Oréal USA
  • Alison Hahn, SVP, Merchandising, Makeup & Fragrance, Sephora
  • Taydra Mitchell Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer, Sundial Brands, Unilever
  • Kory Marchisotto, CMO; President, e.l.f. Beauty and Keys Soulcare
  • Hilla Ram, Senior VP, Global Hair Care Brands & Global Beauty Analytics & Insights Leader, P&G Beauty
  • Gregg Renfrew, Founder, Beautycounter

Catalyst for Change Honoree

  • Nancy Mahon, SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies

Female Founder Honorees presented by Harris Williams

  • Alicia Grande, CEO & Founder, Grande Cosmetics
  • Nyakio Grieco, Co-Founder & Chief Beauty Officer; Founder, Thirteen Lune and Relevant: Your Skin Seen
  • Brook Harvey-Taylor, Founder & CEO, Pacifica Beauty
  • Anisa Telwar Kaicker, Founder & CEO, Anisa International
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Founder & CEO, PATTERN Beauty