Dermalogica founder wins Cosmetic Executive Women Award

Jane Wurwand, founder and co-owner of Dermalogica, has received a prestigious CEW Achiever Award in the trailblazing entrepreneurs category, at this year’s Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Awards.

To mark the CEW Awards’ 60th Anniversary, the organisation acknowledged women with a new category: trailblazing entrepreneurs who have changed industry. 

Wurwand said, “We are excited to have Dermalogica recognised in this first-time ever entrepreneurial category.” 

The Achiever Awards celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the cosmetics industry and aim to inspire future leaders and companies to support women’s advancement. This year’s awards took place on October 17 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Wurwand was acknowledged for her contribution to the industry and successful career that spans over thirty years. During her career she has focused on creating professional opportunities and economic empowerment for women.

She launched FITE, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, in 2011 to help women entrepreneurs invest in their own potential. To date, FITE has helped to fund more than 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide, to enable them to achieve financial independence.

Also recognised at the CEW Achiever Award ceremony were Laura Geller, founder of Laura Geller Beauty, and Wende Zomnir, chief creative officer/founding partner of Urban Decay Cosmetics. Additionally, Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.