Shape the next generation of the beauty industry with L'Oréal USA!

Applications are open for the L’Oréal USA NEXT Generation Awards.

L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards is seeking female leaders who have the vision and discipline to transform the beauty industry. 


New EXTENDED Deadline! Apply or nominate 

a NEXT Generation superstar by June 19, 2019.


EXTENDED DEADLINE JUST ANNOUNCED!

APPLY OR NOMINATE BY: JUNE 19, 2019

Three L’Oréal Women in Digital NEXT Generation winners will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges to be awarded $25K grants each, networking and mentorship opportunities, and the opportunity to pitch L’Oréal executives and partners in NYC!


All applicants will receive ongoing support via the L’Oréal Women in Digital Community on Alice, including collaborations, expert mentorship, and resource sharing

Why Enter?

Funding + Connections + Spotlight

Meet the Judges

Ann Miura-Ko

Founding Partner

Floodgate

Nicole Quinn

Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Kat Manalac

Partner

Y Combinator

Cheryl Cheng

General Partner

BlueRun Ventures

Kirsten Green

Founding Partner

Forerunner Ventures

Desiree Gruber

CEO, Full Picture

Co-founder, DGNL

Gretchen Saegh

CMO

L’Oréal USA

Carol Hamilton

Group President, Acquisitions

L’Oréal USA

Lisa Price

Founder and CEO 

Carol’s Daughter

Elizabeth Gore

President

Alice

Sarah Kunst

Managing Director

Cleo Capital

The L’Oréal Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards is seeking female leaders who have the vision and discipline to transform the beauty industry. We want to work with founders and executives who are creating new technology and interfaces, media platforms, beauty services, retail experiences and digitally native brands to address the needs of the modern beauty consumer. Early-stage (beyond paper napkin ideas) companies are welcome to apply. Unfortunately, there are some female-run businesses that just don’t meet L’Oréal Women in Digital’s criteria. This includes real estate projects, agencies, television or radio programs, films, theater or art productions, as well as companies represented by brokers of any kind.


Extended Deadline to Apply or Nominate: June 19, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET


Application Criteria

L’Oréal Women in Digital recognizes best-in-class female-operated companies that can achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Are you inventing new services and experiences to discover and experience beauty for a new generation?
  • How can you help us take the beauty business to the next level through conversational commerce, product recommendations, loyalty and customer care?
  • Are you building a new exciting beauty brand with digital at the core?
  • Do you have an innovative idea that could help disrupt retail and the beauty counter?
  • Do you have an invention that can prescribe beauty and create brand new services with new technology?
  • What can artificial intelligence do for L’Oréal? Any ideas on how to communicate about beauty products and services through technology?
  • How can we together create a meaningful and personal experience for a beauty customers?
  • Is there anything we haven’t thought of but we could be partners together to drive the future of beauty?


How L’Oréal Defines “Female-led Company”:

  • The company has a female-identifying founder and/or CEO.
  • The company is led by a self-identified woman with a C-level title who contributes to the strategic direction of the company. In other words, does she have power and influence in the company? Is her amount of equity "fair," given her role and the stage of the company when she joined?


What L’Oréal Does NOT Fund:

Unfortunately, there are some female-run businesses that just don’t meet L’Oréal Women in Digital’s criteria. This includes real estate projects, agencies, television or radio programs, films, theater or art productions, as well as companies represented by brokers of any kind.


Past Winners

Siqi Mou

Co-Founder and CEO, Hello Ava


Courtney Caldwell

COO and Co-Founder, ShearShare


Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey,

Co-Founders, Shine


2017

Grainne Barron

CEO and Founder, Viddyad


Grace Woo

Co-founder, Pixels.IO


Morgan DeBaun 

CEO, Blavity

2016

Sian Morson

Founder and CEO, Cast Beauty


Katherine Ryder

Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic


Rachel Tipograph

Founder and CEO, MikMak


2015

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal

Founder and CEO, Jibo


Tania Yuki

Founder and CEO, Shareablee


Victoria Eisner

Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, GLAMSQUAD


2014

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Founder and CEO, Joyus.Com (Acquired)


Heather Marie

Founder and CEO, Shoppable


Kelsey Falter

Founder and CEO, Poptip (Acquired)

2013

Doreen Bloch

Founder and CEO, Poshly.com


Bettina Hein

Founder and CEO, Pixability


Kathryn Minshew

Founder, The Muse


Sarah McIlroy

Founder, FashionPlaytes.com


Vivian Rosenthal

Founder and CEO, Snaps

2012

Submit your application, or nominate someone today! 

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