Indie Member Resources

CEW nurtures and celebrates Indie brands by providing programs tailored to the specific needs of up and coming businesses. Members from Indie brands enjoy access to all member benefits, as well as access to events and resources exclusively for the CEW Indie community.

Indie Advisory Group

CEW Indie Members can access our exclusive network of cross-industry experts. The Indie Advisory Group mentors beauty’s Indie players by providing crucial guidance, insight and experience on growing a successful business. Want to connect? Contact Leslie Hutchings, lhutchings@cew.org

Averyl Andrews
Averyl Andrews
Senior Merchant
Color, Sephora
Jamie Bennett
Jamie Plaza Bennett
Vice President of Business Development
ChemAid Laboratories (a KDC company)
Kristen Conneen
Kristen Conneen
Buyer – Beauty, Philosophy, Fragrance & Hair Care
QVC
Janice Dusina
Janice Dusina
VP Specialty Brands
Ulta
Gail Federici
Gail Federici
President
Federici Brands
Laura Geller
Laura Geller
Founder
Laura Geller New York
Lilli Gordon
Lilli Gordon
Founder & CEO
First Aid Beauty
Carrie Gross
Carrie Gross
President and CEO
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Janet Gurwitch
Janet Gurwitch
Operating Partner
Castanea Partners
Vennette Ho
Vennette Ho
Managing Director
Financo
Sonia Kashuk
Sonia Kashuk
Founder
Sonia Kashuk Beauty
Frances Mazur
Frances Mazur
Founder, President, CEO
Mazur Group
Lisa Price
Lisa Price
Founder
Carol's Daughter
Parand Salmassinia
Parand Salmassinia
Global Vice President, Commercial, Global Key Accounts, Personal Care and Aroma
DSM Nutritional Products LLC
Catherine Wells
Chair, Employment Group
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

In addition to accessing the Indie Advisory Board, CEW Indie Members can gain invaluable brand exposure by entering the CEW Beauty Awards and Product Demo, attend indie-only events with partners such as Refinery29, get covered and read about peers in CEW’s Indie Spotlight, and connect with other indie brands trading resources and advice.

Business Resources

Need to find a vendor? CEW’s Business Resource Guide is a complete directory of our partners who provide the fundamental products and services for the beauty industry.

Upcoming CEW Events

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