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Elevating Black Women: The Urgency for Diversity in the Beauty Industry

September 30th, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm EDT

Right-sizing or woke-washing? Currently, Black women are being promoted more frequently than non-Black women – but is this a moment or movement in amending workplace inequalities?* Attend our virtual Forum on September 30th to be part of the movement!

CEW’s Diversity & Inclusion Forum will feature thought-leaders, visionaries and industry experts who will share best practices and insights to guide our collective journey towards a more inclusive industry.

Results from an industry-wide survey developed by our Task Force*, will provide a first look at how we can all drive action towards representation and advancement of Black women in beauty, and steps we can take together to build a more equitable future for all.

In an effort to make the valuable information that will be shared at this Forum accessible to all, registration for this event is FREE, thanks to the generous support of our Impact Partners.

The program content will provide insights and action plans for the industry as we advance towards a more equitable future for Black women in beauty.

Topics At-A-Glance

Setting the Stage: Task Force Role

Erica Culpepper
General Manager - Carol's Daughter & SoftSheen-Carson
L'Oréal Consumer Products Division

Keynote

Rosalind Brewer
CEO
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
In Conversation With
Esi Eggleston Bracey
Chief Operating Officer, EVP Beauty & Personal Care
Unilever North America

Research Results

Tiyale Hayes
SVP of Brand Strategy & Marketing, BET Networks
CEO, Modulize

Beyond the Business Case for Workplace Diversity

Creating a Pipeline for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

Porter Braswell
CEO and co-founder
Jopwell
In Conversation With
Nancy Twine
Founder & CEO
Briogeo

Black Women Leaders: Navigating the Intersection of Gender and Race

Stella M. Nkomo
Strategic Professor, Department of Human Resource Management
University of Pretoria
Ella Bell Smith
Professor
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Moderator
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD
Organizational Scholar
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Panel Discussion: Journeys in Corporate America

Susan Akkad
Senior Vice President, Local & Cultural Innovation
The Estée Lauder Companies
Karen Chambers
Executive VP
IMAN Cosmetics/Impala Inc
Erica Culpepper
General Manager - Carol's Daughter & SoftSheen-Carson
L'Oréal Consumer Products Division
Sarah Curtis Henry
SVP Sales and Omnichannel Retail
Parfums Christian Dior
Ajaa Long
Head of Global Beauty and Luxury
Facebook
Moderator
Kendra Speed
Principal
KNS Consulting, LLC

The Importance of Black CMOs

Jerri DeVard
Founder
Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA),
In Conversation With
Karen Chambers
Executive VP
IMAN Cosmetics/Impala Inc

Purpose-Driven Marketing to Drive Sales and Make an Impact

Kelli Richardson Lawson
Founder and CEO
JOY Collective

Closing

Esi Eggleston Bracey
Chief Operating Officer, EVP Beauty & Personal Care
Unilever North America

Keynote Speaker

Rosalind Brewer
CEO
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Speakers

Porter Braswell
CEO and co-founder
Jopwell
Kendra Speed
Principal
KNS Consulting, LLC
Karen Chambers
Executive VP
IMAN Cosmetics/Impala Inc
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD
Organizational Scholar
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Erica Culpepper
General Manager - Carol's Daughter & SoftSheen-Carson
L'Oréal Consumer Products Division
Sarah Curtis Henry
SVP Sales and Omnichannel Retail
Parfums Christian Dior
Jerri DeVard
Founder
Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA),
Esi Eggleston Bracey
Chief Operating Officer, EVP Beauty & Personal Care
Unilever North America
Tiyale Hayes
SVP of Brand Strategy & Marketing, BET Networks
CEO, Modulize
Ajaa Long
Head of Global Beauty and Luxury
Facebook
Stella M. Nkomo
Strategic Professor, Department of Human Resource Management
University of Pretoria
Kelli Richardson Lawson
Founder and CEO
JOY Collective
Nancy Twine
Founder & CEO
Briogeo
More speakers to be announced.

IMPACT PARTNERS

*Task Force on Advancing Black Women
  • 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
  • Erica Culpepper, General Manager, Carol’s Daughter – SoftSheen Carson, L’Oréal, Task Force Chair
  • Sarah Curtis Henry, SVP Sales and Omnichannel Retail, Parfums Christian Dior
  • Carlotta Jacobson, President, CEW, Inc
  • Liz Kaplow, Founder & CEO, Kaplow Communications
  • Ajaa Long, Head of Global Beauty & Luxury, Facebook
  • Stephanie Davis Michaelman
  • Jill Scalamandre, President, bareMinerals, Buxom (Shiseido), and Chairwoman, CEW
  • Nancy Twine, Founder and CEO, Briogeo Hair Care
  • Kelly Vanasse, VP, Communications, P&G Global Business Units, P&G Beauty
  • JuE Wong, CEO, Olaplex

*Statistic is from the 2021 CEW industry-wide survey on Diversity and Inclusion in Beauty.

Date & Time

Event Details

Date: September 30th

Event Time: 1:00pm EDT – 5:00pm EDT

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