CEW Women’s Leadership Awards is a two-day hybrid event that looks to inspire the entire industry as we honor the best and brightest in beauty. In partnership with Dotdash Meredith, this annual event comprises The Achiever Awards, which acknowledges and celebrates the most accomplished senior-level female executives.  This year, we will also present the Catalyst for Change Award for moving the industry forward through a social movement. The program also includes The Social Impact Awards, which honors several mid-level beauty executives who are positively affecting change within their companies and the industry.

Day One is an in-person luncheon to recognize all of our honorees.  Day Two is a virtual program with our Achiever Award honorees, and content from industry thought leaders.  You will gain actionable leadership best practices and insights on topics related to women’s empowerment and excellence.


Achiever Award Honorees

Susan Akkad
SVP, Local & Cultural Platforms, Corporate Innovation
The Estée Lauder Companies
Nata Dvir
Chief Merchandising Officer
Nathalie Gerschtein
Nathalie Gerschtein
President, Consumer Products Division, N.A.
L’Oréal USA
Sarah Curtis Henry
Chief Commercial Officer, N.A.
Parfums Christian Dior
Marcela Melero
Vice President, Global Dove Skin Cleansing
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Ilaria Resta
President, Global Perfumery
Alexis M. Schrimpf
Design Vice President, P&G Skin & Personal Care and Co-Founder
SeeMe Beauty

Catalyst for Change Award

The CEW Catalyst for Change Award recognizes a woman who has used her platform in the beauty industry to drive social change—within their company and the industry.

Sharon Chuter
Founder & CEO
UOMA Beauty

Social Impact Honorees

The Social Impact Honorees spotlight mid-level female beauty executives who have made an impact in their company, or in the industry, through social action.

Simone Jordan
Simone Jordan
Global Head of Purpose & Brand Partnerships
Sundial Brands
Erica Monteith
Erica Monteith
Executive Director of Brand Activations and Beauty Marketing
CVS Health
Debra Redmond
Debra Redmond
VP, Division Merchandise Manager, Beauty
Nordstrom, Inc.
Crystal Sai
Crystal Sai
Executive Director, Chief of Staff, Global Online
The Estée Lauder Companies
Angela Simpson
Vice President, U.S. Marketing
NARS Cosmetics
Amber Stryker
Amber Stryker
Director, BFA Impact
BFA Industries
Rolanda J. Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Senior Director and Scientific Communications Fellow, Olay and Multicultural Hair Portfolio
P&G Beauty

Award Presenters

Fabrizio Freda, President & CEO, The Estée Lauder Companies
Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s
Ann Gottlieb, President, Ann Gottlieb Associates
Carol Hamilton, Group VP, Acquisitions and West Coast Headquarters, L’Oréal USA
Carl Haney, Executive VP, Research, Product and Innovation Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies
Gena Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer, LVMH
Markus Strobel, President, Skin & Personal Care, P&G Beauty

Event Details

Dates: June 2nd – June 3rd, 2022


Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Thursday, June 2nd
11:00AM-2:00PM EDT


Friday, June 3rd
12:00PM-2:00PM EDT

Event Type: 2-Day Hybrid Event

CEW event cancellation/refund policy

Ticket and Table Pricing

Tickets and tables for the LIVE event on June 2nd are now sold out.

We encourage you to purchase a ticket to our virtual day of programming on June 3rd, where you will hear actionable leadership best practices and insights from our Achiever honorees.

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