Insider Look: CEW’s Board Meeting
June 10, 2016
  • Carlotta Jacobson, CEW; Jill Scalamandre, CEW
  • CEW Board Members Terry Darland, Christian Dior; Laurie Dowley, Perfect Corp.; Tara Simon, Ulta
  • Wendy Liebmann, WSL Strategic Retail with Alex Keith, Procter & Gamble
  • Lisa Marie Ringus of 24 Seven addresses the Board
  • Liz Kaplow, Kaplow Communications
  • Karen Buglisi Weiler, M.A.C Cosmetics and Thia Breen, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
The Board of Directors is responsible for a large part of the growth and success of CEW. The caliber and stature of our all-women board is unrivaled—anywhere. When asked how we keep such a large Board engaged, I say it’s because of networking before the meeting, topline reports, key learnings and of course, ending on time. Two reports they were particularly interested in during Thursday’s meeting:

• 24 Seven’s Beauty 2016 Job Market Report, based on a survey that was fielded among CEW’s 6,000+ U.S. members (men and women) from 1,700 large and small companies. The Report covers current compensation ranges, talent mobility and employee engagement.

• Wendy Liebmann, CEO, WSL Strategic Retail, reported on research her firm conducted, which was really informative and directional. She revealed the top needs and wants of beauty executives as it relates to professional development.

Here are some photos from our meeting, held on the 44th floor of Hearst Tower.
CEW Board Reconfigured
January 26, 2016
  • Elana Drell Szyfer, CEO of Laura Geller Beauty
  • Jamie Kern Lima, Co-Founder, IT Cosmetics
  • Ashley Miles, EVP, National Sales & Brand Partnerships, Refinery29
  • Claire Hobson, EVP, Global Business Director, The Future Laboratory
  • Janet Gurwitch, Operating Partner, Castanea Partners
  • Vennette Ho, Managing Director, Financo
  • Debora Coffey, VP of Public Relations, Avon
  • Evelyn Webster, EVP, Time, Inc.
  • Artemis Patrick, SVP Merchandising, Sephora
  • Kathy O’Brien, VP, Skin and Marketing Services, NA, Unilever
  • Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, M.A.C Cosmetics
  • JuE Wong, President, Elizabeth Arden
CEW‘s board composition has always reflected the composition of the industry. This year we elected executives from new players, along with new representatives from our long-standing majors.

New Players:
• Elana Drell-Szyfer, CEO, Laura Geller Beauty
• Jamie Kern Lima, Co-Founder, IT Cosmetics
• Muge Erdirik Dogan, GM & Director, Beauty & Grooming, Amazon
• Ashley Miles, EVP, National Sales & Brand Partnerships, Refinery29
• Claire Hobson, EVP, Global Business Director, The Future Laboratory
• Janet Gurwitch, Operating Partner, Castanea Partners
• Vennette Ho, Managing Director, Financo

The Majors:
• Debora Coffey, VP of Public Relations, Avon
• Alexandra Keith, President, Global Skin & Personal Care, P&G
• Kathy O’Brien, VP, Skin and Marketing Services, NA, Unilever
• Artemis Patrick, SVP Merchandising, Sephora
• Evelyn Webster, EVP, Time, Inc.
• Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, M.A.C Cosmetics
• JuE Wong, President, Elizabeth Arden

About Carlotta

Hello, I’m Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW. The beauty industry is one of the most dynamic industries in this world. Luckily, I have the amazing opportunity to network with its talented movers and shakers, and attend many of its educational and charitable events.

We started @CarlottaConnected to give you an inside look at the beauty industry I connect with both professionally and personally. I hope I’m able to give you some insights and access with this blog—as well even more reasons to admire the leaders in our industry.

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