CEW has created an industry-wide survey to gather data from the beauty community on the state of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

The survey is open now through May 7.

According to Carlotta Jacobson, CEW President, CEW and its members have remained steadfast in empowering women in the beauty industry but realize a great deal of work needs to be done.

“Until all women feel valued, represented, and heard in our industry, we cannot truly affect change,” Carlotta said.

To ensure the most accurate insights are gleaned, it is essential that members and non-members of all races and ethnicities participate in the survey so that all voices are heard. Results will be used to assess the needs of all women, with a focus on the specific challenges and needs of Black women in the beauty industry. “The data will provide invaluable insights into the professional disparities experienced by Black women and colleagues, and will help CEW to address the unique challenges Black women are facing now,” Carlotta said.

In 2020, CEW formed The Advancing Black Women Initiative, a task force led by CEW and comprised of key beauty executives, whose primary mission is to drive representation and equity in the beauty industry. Task force members include Erica Culpepper, General Manager, Carol’s Daughter-Softsheen Carson and Thayers Natural, L’Oréal, Task Force Chair; Susan Akkad, SVP, Local & Cultural Innovation, The Estée Lauder Companies; Esi Eggleston Bracey, COO, EVP, Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever North America; Karen Chambers, EVP, Impala, Inc./IMAN Cosmetics; Sarah Curtis Henry, CMO, TATCHA; Liz Kaplow, Founder & CEO, Kaplow Communications; Ajaa Long, Group Director, Beauty Global Client and Categories Team, Facebook; Stephanie Davis Michaelman; Kelly Vanasse, VP, Communications, P&G Global Business Units, P&G Beauty; JuE Wong, CEO, Olaplex; Jill Scalamandre, President, bareMinerals, Buxom (Shiseido), and Chairwoman, CEW and Nancy Twine, Founder, and CEO, Briogeo Hair Care. The survey stems from the task force and is critical to their mission.

In order for survey results to be representative of the industry, CEW needs at least 1,000 female beauty executives to participate.  One suggestion is to pass the survey on to 10 women after completing the survey.  “The more engagement, the more comprehensive the research will be, and the greater the opportunity for positive impact across the beauty industry,” said Carlotta.

To participate in this survey please click here.