History

Founded in the USA over 65 years ago, CEW is constantly growing and is now a global organisation with over

10,500+ members from 3,500 companies.

1954

Cosmetic Executive Women is founded in the United States of America, as a social organisation.

1975

CEW becomes a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to promote the contributions of women in the cosmetics industry.

1985

CEW expands its mission to include education,
philanthropy and recognition. These three core pillars still stand today.

1986

CEW France is founded by Françoise Montenay,
President of Chanel SA.

1992

CEW launches in the UK with eight founding members including Glenda Bailey, Hilary Dart and Caroline Neville.

1996

After a stellar career in PR and Comms, including setting up and running her own PR agency, Caroline Neville becomes President of CEW UK.

2003

CEW launches the Achiever Awards to recognise
talent and achievement in the Beauty Industry. Mary Quant receives our first Lifetime Achiever Award.

2006

The CEW Beauty Awards launch to recognise
product innovation and creativity.

2010

CEW appoints The Eve Appeal as their chosen charity benefactor supporting research into all of the five gynaecological cancers. Each year, the members of CEW contribute to the work of this important charity.

2015

CEW becomes a global organisation giving members more opportunities to connect to the Beauty Industry across the world.

2017

CEW celebrates its 25th Anniversary in UK and launches the Young Executive Programme, aimed at developing the careers of the future generation of beauty leaders.

2018

President Caroline Neville is awarded an MBE in recognition of her work in mentoring female entrepreneurs, promoting the UK beauty sector, and undertaking charitable work.

2019

Sallie Berkerey, former Associate Publisher at British Vogue joins CEW UK as Managing Director. Meanwhile CEW US celebrates its 65th Anniversary which gains coverage in worldwide press.

2020

CEW UK launches the Founder series and digital events in response to the global health crisis.