Women in Business Update

Over the summer, we translated many of our events into virtual formats, including our very popular Women in Business Panel Discussion.

The series is in its 5th year and this time around, we are highlighting the Beauty & Cosmetics Industry. After postponing the event in June, we are happy to announce the new date!

Join us on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11am to hear from long time industry insiders and young start-ups on how they navigated the developments around COVID-19 and how they approach what lies ahead.

11:00am - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Optional Networking in ZOOM breakout rooms

In order to keep providing you with great networking opportunities, this event includes the option to virtually meet other participants in small breakout rooms.

Whether you're joining us for both, or for part of the event, we look forward to seeing you!

your GACC Events Team
Women in Business:
Navigating a New Normal in the Beauty Industry

Date, Venue & Registration:

October 1, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Event
Login details will be provided separately.
Amy Rueckl
Director of Regional Marketing, IFF, NA

As the Director of IFF Fine Fragrance Marketing, North America, Amy believes that marketing’s role is to translate human emotions and behaviors into purposeful visual stories that make us believe in the invisible power of scent. With 13 years of marketing experience on the fragrance house side, Amy is strongly focused on understanding socioeconomic trends to bring creative vision, and thrives on identifying opportunities within a highly competitive, change intensive environment. Her drive, dedication and love for the fragrance industry informs her breadth of industry knowledge.
Barbara De Laere
Senior Vice President & Global GM, Aveda

Barbara’s vision is for Aveda to become the beauty destination for the conscious consumer, enhancing their lives with high-performance naturally derived products and unique salon experiences. She is focused on creating global brand integration, social/digital storytelling and a seamless omni-channel brand experience. Prior this role, Barbara held senior international leadership positions at L’Oréal for more than 17 years, where her responsibilities included driving revenue growth, brand building and portfolio integration for multiple brands around the globe.
Britta Fleck
Senior Vice President New Partnerships, The Hut Group

Britta is Senior Vice President New Partnerships for The Hut Group’s core roster of online beauty e-com in the US, including LookFantastic, SkinStore, and GLOSSYBOX. Britta joined GLOSSYBOX as COO in 2011 and later became SVP of Global Brand Relations, leading the global rollout of the brand. She moved to New York in 2016, taking over the US business as Managing Director. Soon after THG acquired GLOSSYBOX, she became part of THG’s additional beauty retailing sites. Britta is a Member of the Board of Advisors of SQIN Technologies.
Feven & Helena Yohannes
Founders, 241 Cosmetics

Feven and Helena Yohannes are Eritrean twin sisters, entrepreneurs and Co-Founders of 2•4•1 Cosmetics, an effortless beauty brand that instills confidence, kindness and integrity. Born in a refugee camp in Sudan, they immigrated at the age of 4 with their family to Rochester, NY. Feven holds a degree in Media & Communications; Helena in Government and Sociology. They currently live in Los Angeles, where their company is headquartered, enjoying the sunshine, and focusing on empowering women one eyeliner at a time.
Claudia Mahler
Event Curator & Consultant

Claudia is an independent event curator and marketing consultant. Her work focuses on women’s issues, and she has established organizations and networks in Europe and the US connecting female professionals. The GACC New York Women in Business Panel Discussion Series is curated and organized in cooperation with Claudia Mahler Communications.
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