Earlier this year, The CEW Task Force on Advancing Black Women developed an industry-wide survey to gather data from the beauty community on the state of diversity and inclusion. The group recently completed its research, and will share results in a virtual forum open to all to be held September 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The half-day program, Elevating Black Women: The Business Case for Diversity in the Beauty Industry, will feature thought leaders, industry experts and peers sharing actionable information to guide a collective journey towards a more inclusive industry. To register to attend the complimentary event, please click here.

On Juneteenth 2020, CEW pledged to promote diversity and inclusion across the beauty industry. As part of the organization’s efforts, CEW formed the Task Force on Advancing Black Women 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.