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CEW Looks Back at 60 Years

Highlights from CEW's 60 year history.

Highlights from CEW’s 60 year history.

1954: Cosmetic Career Women is established.

1964: Cosmetic Career Women is renamed Cosmetic Executive Women.

1975: The Achiever Awards are established.

1986: CEW France is formed.

1989: Estée Lauder is honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award.

1992: CEW U.K. is formed.

1992: The first Newsmaker Forum runs and is led by Edwin Artzt, chairman and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble.

1993: The CEW Foundation is formed.

1994: The Beauty Awards make their debut.

1999: Carlotta Jacobson becomes president.

2000: CEW consists of 400 members.

2001: Cancer and Careers launches.

2002: Jeanette Wagner is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award.

2003: Cancer and Careers launches a Spanish-language Web site and workbook.

2004: The first Women in Beauty Series is held.

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2004: Cancer and Careers U.K. is formed.

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2004: The Young Executive Committee and program are established.

2004: CEW membership reaches 850.

2004: The Indie Beauty Award is established.

2006: The Speed Networking event launches.

2009: The Women in Beauty Series is introduced to the West Coast.

2010: CEW and Boston Consulting Group release the first study on Women in the Beauty Industry.

2010: CEW membership opens up to men, ending the year with 178 male members.

2011: The Eco Beauty Award is established.

2011: The Great Idea Award for Fragrance Innovation is created.

2011: Cancer and Careers holds its first National Conference on Work and Cancer.

2012: The Women and Men in Beauty Series bows with the first CEW panel discussion featuring men.

2012: CEW’s Beauty Insider newsletter makes its debut.

2012: CEW reaches 5,000 members.

2013: CEW partners with NPD for its Hot Off the Press event.

2013: CEW/NPD partner to deliver a proprietary Trends Forecast for CEW members.

2013: QVC Beauty with Benefits raises $1 million to support Cancer and Careers.

2013: The QVC Beauty Quest Award launches.

2014: CEW male members reach 698.

2014: CEW/BCG conduct an industry-wide study on talent requirements for the future.

2014: CEW’s Top Talent Awards make their debut.

2014: CEW partners with Yahoo for Most Buzzed About Award.

2014: Leonard A. Lauder will be the first man to receive the CEW Lifetime Achievement Award.

2014: CEW consists of more than 6,000 members.

2014: CEW Connect, its first interactive member directory, is introduced.