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CEW Small Business Events Archive

Evolving into a sustainable brand takes time, resources, and transparency. Hear from these brand founders about their journey to becoming earth conscious, the steps they are continuing to take and how other small businesses can become more sustainable.

Speakers:
  • Francesco Clark – CEO & Founder, Clark Botanicals
  • Marta Cros – CEO & Founder, APTO Skincare
  • Walter Faulstroh – CEO & Co-founder, HUM Nutrition
  • Christine Chang and Sarah Lee – Co-founders and Co-CEOs, Glow Recipe
  • Boris Oak – Founder and CEO, EVOLVh
  • Yannis Rodocanachi – CEO, BH Cosmetics

In celebration of “Plastic Free July”, these eco-conscious brand founders led the discussion on their approach to plastic, their brands mission and what actionable steps fellow small businesses can start to implement. Tune into this meaningful conversation, while learning more about these brands and how they are contributing to the reduction of plastic in beauty.

Speakers:
  • Kailey Bradt – Founder, Susteau
  • Cary Lin – Co-Founder & CEO, Common Heir
  • Mary Schulman – Co-Founder & CEO, PYT Beauty
  • Brianne West – Founder, Ethique
  • Conny Wittke – Founder, superzero

This Founder Friday features Perfect Corp and brand founders across Skin, Hair, and Makeup who will share how they have adapted — and found success — in the digital space. During this virtual session you’ll learn new ways to reach customers digitally and how AI and AR beauty tech can help grow your brand!

Speakers:
  • Melanie Bender – President, Versed Skincare
  • Amy Errett – Founder & CEO, Madison Reed
  • Stephanie Mansolf – Sr. Director of Business Development, Perfect Corp.
  • Cherly Mayberry-McKissack – President and Co-Owner, Black Opal, Founder and CEO of Nia Enterprises, LLC.
  • McKenzie McQuown – Sr. Business Development Manager, Perfect Corp.

How can small businesses build brand awareness on social media, grow their community and adapt to social media trends? Join us as founders and experts lead the conversation on ways small businesses can best utilize social media marketing. CEW’s small business community is all about knowledge-sharing, networking and growing together. We hope you’ll take part in this virtual experience!

Speakers:
  • Trina Albus – President, The Magenta Agency
  • Brad Farrell – CMO, Beekman 1802
  • Malaika Jones Kebede – Founder & CEO, BROWN GIRL Jane
  • Deepica Mutyala – Founder, Live Tinted

Join us for our upcoming Founder Fridays session, as we dive into what ingredients are trending with consumers and how products need to evolve to meet the needs of ingredient-conscious shoppers. Learn from founders and experts on how they are positioning their brands for growth and ways small businesses can lead the way with ingredient-forward products!

Speakers
  • Lamberto Anzalone – Vice President, ROELMI HPC
  • Dimitra Davidson – Principal, Indeed Laboratories
  • Allison McNamara – Founder, MARA
  • Ron Robinson – Founder & CEO, Beautystat

CEW Founder Fridays: Artist to Entrepreneur highlights industry makeup artists, manicurists, hairstylists and other creatives that have successfully launched their own beauty brands! Having an artistry background and diving into the world of entrepreneurship comes with its own set of challenges. This discussion will be led by entrepreneurs who have experienced this first-hand and hope to share their experiences, insight and advice with small businesses and fellow artists!

Speakers:

  • Laura Geller – Founder, Laura Geller Beauty
  • Danessa Myricks – Founder, Danessa Myricks Beauty
  • Maya Smith – Founder, The Doux

Join us for our first Founder Friday session of the year, centered around Sustainable Beauty! You’ll hear from industry experts and have a chance to tap on them for insight, during the Q&A portion of this virtual meetup. The conversation will be led by our incredible panelist and you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with your fellow small business peers, while discussing relevant sustainable beauty topics.

Speakers:

  • Tiila Abbitt – CEO & Founder, ĀETHER BEAUTY
  • Anna Ayers – CEO & Founder, Rahua
  • Amanda Kahn – Vice President, Marketing & Innovation, PÜR
  • Melodie Reynolds – CEO & Founder, Elate Cosmetics

CEW has partnered with Macy’s to bring you our final Founder Friday session of the year, highlighting our Indie26 list and celebrating black founders in beauty! CEW’s community is stronger together, and we invite you to share your experiences or simply listen in as we learn from experts and each other, all while building your network.

Speakers include:

Estefani Arias – Marketing & Events Program Manager, Curls Beauty Brands
Jaclyn Diamond – Omni Buyer, Trend Skincare & Hair, Macy’s
Joy Ekhator – Founder & CEO, Lovinah Skincare
Kitiya Mischo King – Founder & CEO, Mischo Beauty
Rahama Wright – Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen

Join CEW and beauty industry experts for a virtual conversation, as we discuss Building Distribution as a small brand CEW’s community is stronger together, and we invite you to share your experiences or simply listen in as we learn from experts and each other, all while building your network.

Speakers:

  • Bea Dixon, Founder – The Honey Pot
  • Celeste Hilling, CEO & Founder – Skin Authority
  • Amir Nobakht, Founder – Heraux
  • Ben Van Handel, Founder – Heraux

Join CEW and beauty industry experts for a virtual conversation, as we discuss Customer Acquisition on Social. 

Speakers:  

  • Sarah Lee & Christine Chang – Founders, Glow Recipe
  • Jamie O’Banion – Founder, BEAUTYBIO
  • Colleen Rothschild – Founder, Colleen Rothschild Beauty
  • JuE Wong – CEO, Olaplex

CEW Founder Fridays: Clean Beauty Virtual Meetup

Join CEW and beauty industry experts for a virtual conversation, as we discuss Clean Beauty: What’s Next? CEW’s community is stronger together, and we invite you to share your experiences or simply listen in as we learn from experts and each other, all while building your network.

Speakers:

  • Sarah Biggers-Stewart – Founder, CLOVE + HALLOW
  • Emilie Hoyt – Founder, LATHER
  • Bethany McDaniel – Founder, Primally Pure
  • Allison Teasdale – CFO, Unwrapped Life
  • Holly Thaggard – Founder, Supergoop!

 

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover: brand pivoting & strategy, messaging to consumers, working remotely and more!

Speakers:

  • Cheryl Yannotti Foland – Founder, lilah b.
  • Stephanie Morimoto – Asutra
  • Danielle Raynor – Founder, Lavanila
  • Hope Smith – Founder, MUTHA
  • Brianne West – Founder, Ethique

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover: brand pivoting & strategy, messaging to consumers, working remotely and more!

Speakers Include:

  • Carolyn Aronson – CEO & Founder, It’s A 10 Haircare
  • Elizabeth Barbalich – Founder, Antipodes
  • Cat Chen – Founder, Skylar
  • Jamie Glassman – CEO, Mubic and ONE CLICK b.EAUTY

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover: brand pivoting & strategy, messaging to consumers, sampling and working remotely.

Speakers Include:

  • Monica Aurigemma and Kim Van Haaster – Founders, Bloomeffects
  • Marla Beck – CEO & Founder, Bluemercury
  • Shani Darden – Founder, Shani Darden Skin Care
  • Nyakio Grieco – Founder, Nyakio
  • Katerina Yoffe Larden – Founder & CEO, Hey Honey
  • Angela Umelo – CEO, Salt and Earth Labs

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover: brand pivoting & strategy, messaging to consumers, sampling and working remotely.

Speakers Include:

  • Larry Berman – Senior Vice President Sales, North America, Arcade Beauty
  • Kendra Butler – Founder, Alpyn Beauty
  • Gigi Goldman – Co-Founder, Kopari
  • Susan Griffin-Black – Founder & Co-CEO, EO Products
  • Brook Harvey-Taylor – Founder & President, Pacifica Beauty
  • Kim Kimble – Celebrity Hairstylist & Founder, Kim Kimble Beauty

Description: Live, virtual conversation covering everything small businesses need to know in these challenging times. This session covers the following topics: brand pivoting & strategy, messaging to consumers, manufacturing & formulation and working remotely.

Speakers:

  • Brandi Blocker – Founder, LaPierre Cosmetics
  • Emily Heitman – Founder, LEEF Organics
  • Lorne Lucree – Chief Innovation Officer, Voyant Beauty
  • Mark Peter Rice – CEO & Co-Founder, Ogee

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover the following topics: messaging to consumers, brand pivoting, social media, brand launches, product development, and working remotely.

Speakers:

  • Karen Behnke, Founder – Juice Beauty
  • Megan Driscoll, Founder – EvolveMKD
  • Triniti Gawthrop, Founder – Ami Wellness
  • Caroline Hadfield, President – Pipette
  • Tina Hedges, Founder – Loli Beauty
  • Charlotte Knight, Founder – Ciaté London
  • Ju Rhyu, CEO/ Co-Founder – Hero Cosmetics

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover the following topics: adapting your brand to this new normal, positioning your brand to consumers, creative messaging, and managing your team and business remotely.

Speakers:

  • Mimi Banks, Founder & CEO – MB Social
  • Allison Moss, Founder – Type:A Brands
  • Claire Nilsson, Senior VP of Beauty – Kaplow Communications
  • Janna Ronert, Founder – Image Skincare
  • Savannah Sachs, CEO – TULA

Description: CEW Founder Fridays are live, virtual conversations covering everything small beauty businesses need to know in these challenging times. On this call you’ll hear experts cover: motivating teams & working remotely, general brand strategies & challenges for the current business climate, managing cash flow, messaging & communication with customers and retail concerns & DTC strategies.

Speakers:

  • Maureen Case – CEO, Augustinus Bader
  • Laura Lisowski Cox – Founder, Oars + Alps
  • Heather Fink – Founder, The Sexiest Beauty
  • Divya Gugnani – Founder, Wander Beauty
  • Sally Anne Hughes – Founder, Hughes Klaiber
  • Allison Moss – Founder, Type A Brands
  • Stephanie Scott – Founder, First & Last PR
  • Shelly Simone – Director of Business Strategy, Pure Scentum