Some of the top stories over the past several years have revolved around Unilever’s rise to the top in beauty, most notably in mass-market hair care thanks to the success of Tresemmé, as well as the innovation and excitement seen by Gurwitch Products’ Laura Mercier, Revive and Nyakio. At CEW’s upcoming Beauty Insider Series Leadership Strategies: A Master Class, Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President, Unilever Personal Care North America and Claudia Poccia, President and CEO, Gurwitch Products will share their strategies on their rise up the beauty corporate ladder. They will also give insights on the evolving skills needed for effective leadership, how to manage millennials and the importance of developing a strategic vision to form a strong and impactful team.

In a recent interview with CEW Beauty Insider the two executives shared the most valuable leadership advice they’ve received:

“A dear mentor taught me that true leadership demands both passion and compassion in order to coach, mentor and encourage employees’ individual strengths, while instilling a spirit of collaboration,” said Claudia. “He was right, when passionate people share a mission, magic happens.”

“The best piece of leadership advice I’ve gotten in my career is to ‘surround yourself with the smartest people,’” said Gina. “Not only is this critical to building high performing teams but it also prevents you from wasting energy trying to turn your own weaknesses into strengths.”

Hear more of their valuable insights on leadership at the event, which will be moderated by Jenny B. Fine, Editor, Beauty Inc. on September 11 at the Union League Club in Manhattan. A cocktails and networking reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Seats at the event are filling up quickly. Confirmed attendees include executives from The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., L’Oréal USA, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies and Procter & Gamble. To register to attend this event, click here.