Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted its second members-only Women in Beauty Series event on October 27 in New York City to highlight the achievements and innovative thinking of Clinique’s key leaders.

Lynne Greene, global brand president of Clinique, Origins and Ojon; Agnes Landau, senior vice president of global marketing for Clinique; and Janet Pardo, senior vice president of product development worldwide for Clinique, shared how their innovation and passion have kept their brand ahead of the curve and rejuvenated the industry.

“The whole is much greater than the sum of its parts,” said Greene. “Many people know the history of Clinique, and that has always been the focal point. Each person on our team has respected the history of the brand, and that has generated great trust from consumers.”

As the first dermatologist-developed brand, created in 1968, Clinique has focused on “filling the white space”—giving women the products they felt they were lacking in order to provide solutions to the problems that they never thought were possible.

“As Clinique evolves from its roots of skin care to makeup, color is bringing fun and animation to the brand with innovation that is lighthearted with a wink and a smile,” said Pardo. “It is important for us to incorporate key elements of our skin care business into our color products, for example, Chubby Sticks and Lid Smoothies.”

Each of the executives praised their ability to communicate and build on each other’s ideas through the fluidity of their roles.

“We celebrate the small wins and the big wins,” said Landau, “and we need to keep innovating in every area of the business in order to create an incredible machine.”

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Clinique’s Janet Pardo, Lynne Greene
and Agnes Landau.

Shape’s Diane Newman and Carlotta Jacobson of CEW.

Macy’s Nancy Schmidt and Jill Scalamandre of Chrysallis.

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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Eileen Keenaghan, Beth Spruance and Jane Lauder.

Givaudan’s Karen Flinn and Cos Policastro with Karyn Khoury of The Estée Lauder Companies.

Nordstrom’s Debbi Hartley-Triesch with
Nick Gavrelis and Jennifer Balbier of M·A·C.

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Cosmopolitan’s Karen Deutsch, Donna Kalajian Lagani and Sue Katzen.

EYE’s Mary McCarty and The Estée Lauder Companies’ Diana Espino with Kim-Van Dang of KVD NYC.

Givaudan’s Jason Kakoyiannis and
Martha Basanta.

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mark.’s Ralph Vestbom, Marissa Orlando-Elmer, Micki Nam and Gail Boyé.

Clinique’s Tony Teri, Laura Manuele and
Mike LaMalfa.

ENV Consulting’s Elaine Gizler with Paula Scandone and Jessica Nguyen of Hautelook.

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1·4·1 Cosmetics’ Dennis Tracz and Elizabeth Maxwell with Virginia Bonofiglio of FIT.


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