CEW Achiever Awards 2014

DERMALOGICA FOUNDER JANE WURWAND RECEIVES COSMETIC EXECUTIVE FOR WOMEN (CEW) 2014 ACHIEVER AWARD IN FIRST TIME EVER ENTREPRENEURIAL CATEGORY

Jane Wurwand, Founder, Co-Owner and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), and founder of the brand’s social impact initiative, FITE, has been awarded top honors by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), the cosmetic industry’s leading executive association, as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious CEW Achiever Award. The Awards ceremony took place on October 17 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

CEW Achiever Awards 2014
Photography  by Patricia Willis

The Achiever Awards recognise the accomplishments of women leaders in the cosmetic industry. The Awards serve as an inspiration to future leaders and for companies to support executive women’s advancement. In years past, CEW recognised top level executives of major cosmetic corporations. In the spirit of CEW’s 60th Anniversary, with an eye towards the future, the organisation recognised women within a new awards category: trailblazing entrepreneurs who have changed an industry.

CEW Achiever Awards 2014
Photography  by Patricia Willis

“We are excited to have Dermalogica recognised by CEW in this first-time ever entrepreneurial category,” says Wurwand. “The cosmetic industry has given birth to incredible entrepreneurial brands, many founded by women with a singular passion and vision. The professional salon skin care industry puts more women into their own businesses than any other, and I am very proud to represent the hundreds of thousands of professional skin care therapists who make up our Tribe worldwide.”

CEW Achiever Awards 2014
Photography  by Patricia Willis

For thirty years, since the inception of The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and the Dermalogica professional skin care brand, Wurwand has focused her business on creating professional opportunities and economic empowerment for women.

CEW Achiever Awards 2014
Photography  by Patricia Willis

In 2011, Jane launched FITE, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, to help women entrepreneurs around the world invest in their own potential. Working in more than 70 countries, FITE creates pathways to entrepreneurship by providing access to funding and business resources, supporting education and leadership training for women, and helping to amplify women’s voices. To date, FITE has helped to fund more than 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide, providing them with the opportunities and resources needed to achieve financial independence, and most recently announced the launch of their groundbreaking new program to support vocational training to careers in the salon industry for young women and girls. Also recognized at the CEW Achiever Award ceremony include the following Honorees: Laura Geller, Founder, Laura Geller Beauty; Alli Webb, Founder, Drybar; and Wende Zomnir, Chief Creative Officer/Founding Partner, Urban Decay Cosmetics. Additionally, Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

CEW Achiever Awards 2014
Photography  by Patricia Willis

For more information on Dermalogica, visit www.dermalogica.com. To learn more about FITE, visit www.joinFITE.org
Photography by Patricia Willis