Alexandra C. Trower, executive vice president of global communications at The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., will be honored with the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award.“I’m thrilled to be recognized as a 2018 Matrix Award nominee alongside my incredibly talented peers who I admire so much,” she said. “Winning this career-defining award at this meaningful moment reinforces the importance of both speaking up on critical topics and also doing a much better job of listening to those voices who haven’t always been heard.”The Matrix Award honors women in communications in a number of fields, like advertising, broadcasting and public relations, among others. In addition to Trower, other honorees include Mika Brzezinski, cohost of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," and Kim Kelleher, chief business officer at Condè Nast.Trower was nominated for the Matrix Award by executive chairman William Lauder. Lauder will also present Trower with the award during the ceremony in April.“Over the past decade, Alex has proven to be not just a highly talented communications executive, but also a business strategist and key contributor to the company’s long-term success,” he said. “She has become a close and highly trusted advisor to Fabrizio [Freda], my family and me, and it was my pleasure to personally nominate her for this award.”Assuming her role at The Estée Lauder Cos. in 2008, Trower has served as a founding member of the company’s inclusion and diversity committee and is the executive co-sponsor of the LGBTQA employee resource group. She also serves as co-chair of the board of directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation, which supports female journalists who risk their lives to cover the news. Trower also is a member of the board of The Estée Lauder Cos. Charitable Foundation and the Secular Society, which support young girls and women with a focus on education.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.