Founded in the USA 70 years ago, CEW is constantly growing and is now a global organisation with over

10,500+ members from 3,500 companies.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


CEW UK Celebrates 30 years since launching in the UK and launches a number of new initiatives such as the CEW Two Way Mentoring Scheme, The Beauty Tech Summit, The Industry Wide Survey Report in to DE&I, The Caroline Neville Scholarship for a Diploma in Cosmetic Science with the SCS


CEW celebrates a record year of new member sign ups with membership at its highest level since launch. CEW introduces new Beauty Unlimited programme for Young Executives, the John Bell & Croyden Anniversary Award, The CEW Member Achiever Award, the CEW Beauty Awards Edit to raise funds for the Eve Appeal and does open call to the industry for new Board members.