NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — L’Oreal Women in Digital is proud to announce the charter members of the L’Oreal Women in Digital Advisory Board, which will serve as models of inspiration and innovation for participants in the program. L’Oreal’s Women in Digital Program focuses on women working in digital marketing, technology and IT functions by providing recognition, testing opportunities and recruitment opportunities focusing on how technology is revolutionizing the beauty industry.
The L’Oreal Women in Digital Advisory Board will help select the winners of the 5 “NEXT Generation Awards,” which will honor top rising female entrepreneurs managing and leading technology-driven companies. The entry period for the L’Oreal Women in Digital Next Generation Awards is open now through May 30th on www.lorealwomenindigital.com and is in partnership with the L’Oreal NEXT FUND. In addition, the Board will help shape the program and participate in key events.
“With L’Oreal Women in Digital, we at L’Oreal USA have a unique position within the beauty industry to shape the way technology is developed by and for women,” stated Marc Speichert, Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oreal USA. “As leaders in the industry The L’Oreal Women in Digital Advisory Board will offer their insight and expertise and help shape the next generation of innovation from women in the digital space.”
The L’Oreal Women in Digital Advisory Board members are:
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Demand Media
CoFounder and CEO, Women 2.0
Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post
Jalak Jobanputra Managing Director and Founding Partner, RTP Ventures
Business Development, Acquisitions and Strategy, Bloomberg L.P.
Managing Director, TechStars Boston
Partner, Fairhaven Capital
CEO, Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange
L’Oreal USA Internal Women in Digital Program
As part of the ongoing commitment to supporting women in digital career paths at L’Oreal USA, L’Oreal will be hosting internal meetings, events, speakers and workshops for all L’Oreal USA employees. The goal of these gatherings will be to provide internal support, inspiration and mentoring for all women at L’Oreal already working or interested in working in digital and IT functions.
The L’Oreal NEXT Fund
The NEXT Fund stands for New Experimental Testing Fund. The NEXT Fund was established in 2011 as a separate corporate media fund that invests in the latest digital technologies, digital pilot programs, incubation programs and large-scale corporate sponsorships. L’Oreal USA will be allocating a percentage of the fund to primarily test and support female owned and co-owned companies. Cash awards and testing opportunities can be submitted on an on-going basis at www.lorealwomenindigital.com. Potential experiments submitted through the site will be evaluated on a monthly basis.
L’Oreal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2011 sales of $5 billion and 9,800 employees, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oreal SA, the world’s leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L’Oreal USA has Research and Innovation, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across six other states including New Jersey, Kentucky,Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.
L’Oreal’s impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancome, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, L’Oreal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L’Oreal’s twelve American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Essie Cosmetics, Redken 5th AvenueNYC, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals and Dermablend. For more information on our brands visit www.lorealusa.com.
SOURCE L’Oreal Women in Digital