This year's Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Achiever Awards recognized five women’s excellent achievements in the beauty business at the Waldorf=Astoria on October 1.

Alex Keith, vice president of P&G, Janet Pardo, senior vice president of global product development for Clinique, Claudia Poccia, global president of mark., Avon Products Inc., Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, and Lori Singer, group vice president of global marketing for Coty Prestige, were honored for their outstanding efforts within their companies and the beauty industry.

Highlighting her competitive nature and vision for success, Ms. Keith said, “Competition makes me better, which makes our consumers better.”
Ms. Poccia reflected on what she thinks CEW is all about: giving women confidence so they can unleash their full potential. “Every day we get to make someone feel better about their self,” Poccia said.

Reminiscing about her past, Ms. Price said, “I began making products in my kitchen… and being on HSN has been a catalyst for my success.”
Ms. Singer outlined some of the curve balls she has had thrown at her throughout her life, but stressed the need to embrace change and create your own destiny. “I’ve always believed the key to success is the ability to adapt,” Singer said.

Throughout the past 35 years, significant strides have been made by companies supporting women in the industry. This year, the first-ever Corporate Empowerment for Women (C.E.W.) Award was created to acknowledge companies that develop and support programs contributing to the advancement of women. Susan Sweet, general manager of Neutrogena, accepted the award on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

And finally, thanking her family for being her biggest fans, Ms. Pardo looked down from the stage at her eight-year-old daughter, Gina Li. “I promise you will never run out of pink sparkly lip gloss,” she said. “I think I know where I can find some.”

Clinique’s Janet Pardo, Avon/mark.’s Claudia Poccia, Coty’s Lori Singer, P&G’s Alex Keith and Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter. Johnson & Johnson’s Susan Sweet and Stefano Curti. P&G’s Gina Drosos and Esi Eggleston Bracey (r.) with Carlotta Jacobson of CEW..
P&G’s Bruce Katzman, Marc Pritchard, Esi Eggleston Bracey, Alex Keith, Gina Drosos, Ed Shirley, Brent Miller and Kelly Vanasse. Arcade’s Eric Dalbo and Diane Crecca with Michael Alpeir and Giovanni Boiano of Coty. Coty’s Carlos Timiraos, Catherine Walsh, Susan Kelly and Jon Dinapoli.
The Estée Lauder Companies’ Fabrizio Freda, Thia Breen, Evelyn Lauder and William Lauder. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Trudi Loren, Cos Policastro of Givaudan and Avon’s Isabel Lopes Maesa Group’s Glen Tatem, Jill Belasco and Scott Kestenbaum.
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Mane Brazil’s Eliana Afonso with Mane USA’s Michel Mane and Tathiana Rem and Tatiana Ponce of Group Boticario Robertet’s Jérome Epinet, Lorene Broc and Joe Lattarulo. IFF’s Maria Virginia Beltrao, Amy Bourne and Mara Dumski with Bond No. 9’s Laurice Rahmé (2r.) and Sue McEwen.
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Lori Singer and Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates. Lombardi’s Carl Lombardi, George Ledes of Beauty Fashion and The Musmanno Group’s Elizabeth Musmanno. Shiseido’s Rita Mangan, Heidi Manheimer and Jadzia Tirsch.
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