Spotlighting beauty professionals making their mark on the industry, Cosmetic Executive Women launched Beauty’s Top Talent Awards to future leaders on April 9 at a ceremony for the honorees.
Selected by the CEW Board of Governors, the winners included Bal Adat, account manager, perfumery, at Firmenich; Jen Daly, senior brand manager at TRESemmé; Jennifer Harbin, senior regional sales director Northeast/Mid-Atlantic at Christian Dior Perfumes LLC, and Colleen Scanlon, executive director of North America advertising at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. The women, who received grants for executive leadership training from the American Association of University Women, are midcareer professionals who were chosen based on their business performance and expertise, leadership skills, drive for success and the impact they have on their companies.
To that end, the morning’s keynote speaker, cofounder and co-chief executive officer of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp, addressed the attendees with a few words of advice.
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“[Birchbox] is not slowing down soon from what I can tell,” said Beauchamp “Get comfortable with uncertainty. We [Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, cofounder and co-ceo of Birchbox] knew very little about the industry when we started. Instead of trying to understand everything, we drove forward.”