Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross

Vice President, Global Marketing Shiseido Makeup

Shiseido Americas

CEW: What do you like best of what CEW has to offer?

DR: INSPIRATION. I love being inspired and love to inspire and CEW is a unique organization that provides the opportunity to do both. Each year, I love attending the Top Talent Awards, Achiever Awards, special events and the MentorMatch program. Second is the COMMUNITY. Joining CEW is becoming part of a unique community that connects, supports and empowers women, which makes me feel part of something bigger.

CEW: What is your favorite thing about your current role?

DR: Shiseido is a beautiful brand with incredible history and heritage. I resonate with the brands values and believe in the mission to “Gift Japanese Beauty to the World”. I love many aspects of the job. First, The team, working with an incredibly talented group of people who bring their passion every day. Second, the creative process. Bringing an innovative idea to life from concept to execution is dynamic and a true collaboration.

CEW: How did you advance to the position you are in now?

DR: I came to Shiseido through a past connection, which has always been the way I have discovered new opportunities. I have been very blessed that way. I worked with my current boss in the past and when this opportunity to join her at Shiseido arose, I was excited to move to the next level and take on this new challenge. In my experience, people who are advocates for you are truly a gift and you can be that gift for someone else.

CEW: How do you make time to attend CEW events?

DR: You have to make time for inspiration and connection. I always feel renewed and have a new perspective on something after I attend a CEW event and I just love that!