Beautycounter Founder & CEO Gregg Renfrew will be one of six honorees recognized by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) with its first-ever Female Founder Awards.
CEW, the leading organization for beauty industry professionals, will present the awards on Wednesday, March 20, to recognize six entrepreneurs for their passion, leadership and innovation.
The Female Founder Awards were created to recognize leading beauty pathfinders who have served as industry inspiration, while successfully growing their beauty brands. The honorees of the inaugural awards are:
- Amy Errett, CEO & Founder, Madison Reed;
- Lauren Gores Ireland and Marianna Hewitt, Co-Founders, Summer Fridays;
- Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter;
- Vicky Tsai, Founder, Tatcha Inc.; and
- Nancy Twine, Founder and CEO, Briogeo Hair Care
“For 65 years, CEW has helped women in beauty achieve, advance and inspire,” said CEW President Carlotta Jacobson. “This new award program continues that mission. We are honored to recognize these six visionaries during Women’s History Month for their business accomplishments and industry disruption.”
CEW’s other programs to recognize achievement include the Achiever Awards, which honor outstanding female leaders in the beauty industry, and the Top Talent Awards, which recognize up-and-coming executives at mid-career. Like this new award, the purpose is to inspire future leaders, as well as support the advancement of women in the industry.