This year’s Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Achiever Awards recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of four women in the beauty industry at the Waldorf=Astoria on October 14.

Honorees Gina Boswell, executive vice president of Unilever Personal Care North America; Lisa Hawkins, senior vice president of marketing, education and events for Dior Beauty North America; Leslie Marino, general manager of Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair for L’Oréal USA; and Barbara Zinn-Moore, senior vice president/GMM of cosmetics and home for Lord & Taylor, were selected by their peers for exceeding expectations and raising the bar throughout their careers.

Each of the women thanked their loved ones and agreed that they would not have gotten where they are today without a balance of work and their personal lives, and maintaining important relationships.

“I’ve always marveled at the sheer girl power of this industry,” said Hawkins. “It all boils down to love—loving what you do, the people you do it for, and who you do it with, and passing it down to the next generation. Find your team, and you will find success.”

CEW’s 2nd annual Corporate Empowerment for Women (C.E.W.) Award was presented to P&G beauty&grooming for their commitment to establishing and leveraging female talent within its organization—the company had a 50% increase in women representation at the president level and above over the last 10 years.

New this year is The Great Idea Award, which acknowledges those who have impacted the industry with their commitment to innovation and making a difference. Nicolas Mirzayantz of IFF—the award sponsor—presented the award to Ouidad, “the queen of curls,” for creating a new hair category and addressing the needs of consumers.


Unilever’s Gina Boswell, Ouidad’s Ouidad and Lord & Taylor’s Barbara Zinn-Moore with L’Oréal USA’s Leslie Marino and Lisa Hawkins of Dior Beauty.

P&G’s Joe Arcuri, Gina Drosos and
Bob McDonald.

LVMH’s Terry Darland, Lisa Hawkins and Pamela Baxter.


L’Oréal Paris’ Lisa Capparelli, Karen Fondu and Mora Neilson with Jeannine Shao Collins of Meredith (2nd l.).

Firmenich’s Joy Atkinson and Jerry Vittoria with Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates (c.).

P&G’s Patrice Louvet with Kate White
of Cosmopolitan.


CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Gurwitch’s Claudia Poccia and Susan Arnot Heaney of Avon.

Robertet’s Christophe Maubert and Guillaume de Lesquen of Ralph Lauren Fragrances.

Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer and Jadzia Tirsch with Linda Marshall of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics (c.).

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L’Oréal’s Marc Rey, Frederic Rozé,
Sarah Hibberson and Serge Jureidini.

FIT’s Stephan Kanlian and Allure’s Linda Wells and Agnes Chapski with Tanya Pushkine of Clarins.

P&G’s Shelly McNamara and Don Loftus.

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Clarins’ Debbie Nuzzo and Elizabeth Arden’s Art Spiro with Marina Mamakos of Inter Parfums.

Coty Prestige’s Bob Taylor and Vanita Sabnani.

P&G’s Kelly Vanasse with Frédéric Fekkai.

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