Founded in America in 1954, France in 1986 and the UK in 1992, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), an organisation with a philanthropic arm, pursues a mission of nurturing and recognising top executive talent, whilst raising money for its independent initiative "Cancer and Careers".
The CEW(UK) membership is comprised of over 1,000 executive women in the cosmetic, fragrance and hairdressing industries and related fields such as advertising, PR, product development, marketing, media, finance, sales, retail, management and design and packaging. These women hold entry level, middle-management and senior management positions and all enjoy CEW's events for the invaluable networking opportunities these events offer.
CEW(UK)'s mission is to advance the professional growth and leadership development of women in the cosmetic industry through career development programmes, networking opportunities and the recognition of achievement.
It is our aim to help women network and raise their visibility within the beauty industry through managing a programme of events, which provide a platform for industry leaders and celebrity speakers to share their incredible experience and insight.
Some of these fantastic events include:
These exclusive events provide access to successful businesses and information on how they have excelled in their respective fields. Recent events include "Demystifying Word of Mouth Marketing" with Global Radio and "From Entrepreneurial Genius to Global Corporate Beauty Company" with John Frieda and Michael Keech of Kao Brands UK.
Women In Beauty Series:
The 2013 series began with a sell out event featuring Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals. Previous series have included "Green Beauty - Organics and Naturals" with Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey, and Barbara Daly celebrating 30 years in the business and 10 years with Tesco on "Why We Should Learn to Love Hyaluronic Acid".
The CEW(UK) Beauty Awards:
The Beauty Awards recognise innovation and creativity in beauty products. Now in its eighth year and voted on by members, product entries include skincare, bodycare, makeup and fragrance, and winning products benefit from extensive media coverage and noticeable sales increases. Categories include Best British Brand and The Eco Beauty Award.
The CEW(UK) Achiever Awards:
Our star studded annual Achiever Awards in October is where we honour outstanding women in our industry, and is a must for everyone.
These programmes are generally aimed at Junior Members. Past speakers include Marigay McKee, Fashion & Beauty Director at Harrods, Celine Gilg, Marketing Director of Estee Lauder, Jo Walker, Managing Director of The Perfume Shop, Jo Malone MBE and Thea Green MBE, Founder of Nails Inc.