Celebrating its fifth year, the L'Oréal USA Women in Digital program, has fed over 2,000 women-operated companies into the L'Oréal innovation pipeline. Additionally, the company is currently collaborating with several previous NEXT Generation Award winners and finalists on current projects including Poshly CEO and founder Doreen Bloch; Snaps founder and CEO Vivian Rosenthal and Rachel Tipograph, Founder Mik Mak.
"The 2016 NEXT Generation finalists are an impressive group of women who embody the spirit of the Women in Digital program and have created innovative business solutions with the potential to revolutionize the beauty industry," stated Rachel Weiss, VP Innovation and Entrepreneurship at L'Oréal USA. "These women will enrich the community of visionary female entrepreneurs we have assembled over the past five years, and through the program we will empower them through mentorship, collaboration and the ability to scale their cutting-edge ideas into transformative technologies."
The Women in Digital program also offers winners career mentorship from the L'Oréal USA Women in Digital Advisory Board, which includes: Joanne Bradford, Chief Operating Officer, SoFi; Cheryl Cheng, Partner, BlueRun Ventures; Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, General Electric; Carolyn Everson, Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook; Brooke Hammerling, Founder, Brew; Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Director and Founding Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevest; Karin Klein, Founding Partner, Bloomberg Beta; Ann Miura-Ko, Co-Founding Partner at Floodgate; Kara Nortman, Partner, Upfront Ventures.
For more information on the program visit www.lorealwomenindigital.com and follow us on Twitter.
L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world's leading beauty company. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 30 iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L'Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L'Oréal's 15 American brands: Baxter of California, Carol's Daughter, Clarisonic, Dermablend, Essie, Kiehl's, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Mizani, NYX Professional Makeup, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Softsheen-Carson, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay. Generating more than $6 billion in sales annually, L'Oréal USA is committed to growth through sustainable innovation, driven by the company's Sharing Beauty With All ambition for sustainable development across the Group's value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 10,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 13 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow on Twitter @LOrealUSA.
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