Sephora Relaunches Its Incubator Program With a New Focus on Elevating BIPOC-Owned Prestige Beauty…


first_imgMarie Kouadio Amouzame, Co-Founder, and Alice Lin Glover, Co-Founder, EADEM Eadem is a beauty brand pioneering Smart Melanin Beauty — our products combine science-backed ingredients and heritage botanicals to effectively and gently care for skin of color. Desiree Verdejo, Founder & CEO, Hyper Skin Hyper Skin is a hyper-targeted skincare brand rooted in multiculturalism. The first issue that they are tackling is dark spots and discoloration on all skin tones and enhancing glow. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Megan Graham, Founder, ries Bringing luxury, function and convenience to the travel-beauty and toiletries market, ries offers reusable, leak-proof, TSA-friendly travel containers made of biodegradable material. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Additional friends of the program include: Julian Addo ( Adwoa ), Maeva Heim (Bread Beauty Supply), Mazdack Rassi ( Milk Makeup ), Amy Liu ( Tower28 ), Aurora James (Brother Vellies), Josh McDowell (Main Post), Alisa Won (Sideman), Hadley Mulin (TSG), David Chung (iLabs), Nikki Walton, April Reign and other surprise guests. Meet the 2021 Sephora Accelerate Cohort, demonstrating leadership in beauty:Christina Funke Tegbe, Founder, 54 Thrones 54 Thrones is a natural, authentic and thoughtful beauty brand that celebrates and elevates African beauty rituals. The brand offers face and body products with African-grown, pure, and organic plant botanicals blended to protect, soothe and nourish your skin. Local NewsBusiness Twittercenter_img Alisia Michelle Ford, Founder & CEO, Glory Glory is a skin care brand focused on clean targeted treatments formulated for melanin-rich skin from head to toe. Sephora Relaunches Its Incubator Program With a New Focus on Elevating BIPOC-Owned Prestige Beauty Brands TAGS  Olamide Olowe, Founder & CEO, Topicals Topicals is a beauty brand celebrating the fun of flare-ups with effective skincare and mental health advocacy. All 2021 participants applied to the program in Fall 2020. Eligible applicants were required to be at least 18 years old, have a US-incorporated company, and be in the early stages of development (i.e., not yet widely distributed by others). In selecting finalists, Sephora also took into account each brand’s vision, innovation, and current stage of product developments. To learn more, please visit sephoraaccelerate.com. About Sephora Americas Since its debut in North America over 20 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in prestige omni-retail with the purpose of creating an inviting beauty shopping experience and inspiring fearlessness in our community. With the goal of delivering unbiased shopping support and a personalized experience, Sephora invites clients to touch and try 25,000 products from 400 carefully curated brands, enjoy services at the Beauty Studio and engage with expertly trained beauty advisors in more than 500 stores across the Americas. Clients can also experience Sephora online and through our mobile app, access the free-to-join Beauty Insider program and digital community, which together enhance the experience of Sephora’s passionate clients. Sephora has been an industry-leading champion of diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment, guided by our longstanding company values. In 2019, Sephora announced a new tagline and manifesto, “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” to reinforce its dedication to fostering belonging amongst all clients and employees and to publicly strive for a more inclusive vision for retail in the Americas. Sephora continues to give back to our communities and advance inclusion in our industry through our Sephora Stands social impact programs. For more information, visit: https://www.sephora.com/about-us and @Sephora on social media. For media inquiries, please visit our Sephora newsroom or email [email protected] View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005281/en/ CONTACT: Jamie Bracci, DeVries Global [email protected]| 212-546-8555 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COSMETICS RETAIL CONSUMER WOMEN SPECIALTY MEN SOURCE: Sephora Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005281/en Pinterest Priyanka Ganjoo, Founder, Kulfi Beauty Kulfi brings celebration into beauty with fun and approachable products designed around South Asian skin tones and undertones. They are challenging toxic beauty standards in South Asian culture defined by Eurocentric ideals and patriarchy. Nia Wellman, Founder, Imania Beauty Designed for textured tresses, with a scalp first approach, Imania Beauty is a hemp and wellness-conscious brand. They believe that caring for your hair should be both simplistic and nourishing. Pinterest SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Today, Sephora announced new details, including the 8 selected brands, who will participate in the retailer’s 2021 Accelerate incubator program, which for the first time ever features a cohort comprised exclusively of founders of color. Now in its sixth year, the evolution of the program – which has previously focused on cultivating an international community of female beauty founders and supported the launch of more than 50 women-owned brands – reflects Sephora’s commitment to increasing BIPOC representation in prestige beauty and on Sephora shelves. In addition to months of Sephora-led curriculum and intensive support, this year’s program also features coveted mentorship from industry veterans, feedback and exposure to leading investment firms and venture capitalists. Taken together, these establish Sephora’s commitment to not only creating a program that educates, but also building a pipeline of support that promotes the long-term success of these brands at Sephora, and for the betterment of the industry at large. Upon completion of the program, all participating brands will launch at Sephora, putting the prestige omni-retailer on track to double its assortment of Black-owned brands by the end of 2021. “Last year, we made a commitment to dedicate fifteen percent of Sephora shelf space to Black-owned brands, and we quickly realized the role that our Accelerate program could play in not only helping us to reach that goal, but to set these brands up for long-term success and growth,” said Artemis Patrick, Sephora’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief Merchandising Officer. “The goal of this program has long been to provide meaningful, ongoing support for growing brands, and that is exactly what we’re aiming to deliver to our 2021 Accelerate cohort. Each of the eight participating founders is inspiring in their own right, and we believe wholeheartedly in their potential at Sephora; we are so excited to help shape their futures and to ultimately introduce these brands to our clients.” The Sephora Accelerate program focuses on providing a robust curriculum, mentorship, merchandising support, potential funding, and investor connections to participants. Key milestones for this year’s program, which will take place virtually, include:ORIENTATION: To kick off the program, participants will be onboarded into the Sephora ecosystem, including forming relationships with their merchant sponsors, and hearing from brand visionaries Vicky Tsai of Tatcha and Nancy Twine of Briogeo about brand building, financial best practices and their journeys as founders.BOOTCAMP: Founders will complete a rigorous week of internal and external curriculum focused on setting up their brand for long-term success. This will include intensive workshops across all areas of Sephora’s expertise, including but not limited to, marketing, omni strategy, product development, investment strategy, media relations, supply chain & operations, inventory planning and much more.PRESENTATION PLANNING: Following Bootcamp, founders will continue to partner with their merchant sponsors to ready their businesses for launch and begin preparation for Pitch Day.PITCH DAY & GRADUATION: At the end of May, each brand founder will give a formal presentation to a group of industry experts, investors, and senior-level Sephora leaders in an effort to unlock investment and scale their brand. Pitch Day will be followed by a Graduation celebration for all eight brands and their merchant sponsors. Adding elevated expertise and leadership to the Accelerate experience, Sephora has engaged a number of experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge and guidance with program participants, including, but not limited to:ADVISORS: Brand founders, Nancy Twine ( Briogeo ) and Vicky Tsai ( Tatcha ), in addition to investors, Janet Gurwitch (Advent International) and Alissa Williams (VMG). Previous articleiQmetrix Launches Pay Anywhere Contactless Payment Solution for Telecom RetailersNext articleMassachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium Awarded $3.1M FCC Grant to Increase Telemedicine Quality and Access in the Commonwealth Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Decongesting Prisons: High Powered Committee Directs Release of UTPs Suffering From Chronic Illness on Interim Bail [Read Press Release]


first_imgNews UpdatesDecongesting Prisons: High Powered Committee Directs Release of UTPs Suffering From Chronic Illness on Interim Bail [Read Press Release] Karan Tripathi20 April 2020 5:39 AMShare This – xIn order to further the cause of decongesting the prisons as a measure against the spread of COVID19, the High Powered Committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli of the Delhi High Court has decided to release under trial prisoners suffering from certain chronic diseases on interim bail of 45 days. By an order passed on April 18, the said relaxation applies to UTPs suffering from…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn order to further the cause of decongesting the prisons as a measure against the spread of COVID19, the High Powered Committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli of the Delhi High Court has decided to release under trial prisoners suffering from certain chronic diseases on interim bail of 45 days. By an order passed on April 18, the said relaxation applies to UTPs suffering from chronic diseases such as HIV, Cancer, Chronic Kidney Dysfunction (UTPs requiring Dialysis), Hepatitis B or C, Asthma, and TB. As per the Committee’s order, the following types of UTPs qualify for the further relaxation: Under trial prisoners (UTPs), who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for three months or more, facing trial in a case which prescribes a maximum sentence of 7 years or less; Under trial prisoners (UTPs), who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for a period of six months or more, facing trial in a case which prescribes a maximum sentence of 10 years or less UTPs who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for a period of six months or more and facing trial in a case which prescribes punishment of 10 years upto life imprisonment and are not involved in multiple cases. However, the Committee has decided to exclude the following UTPs from the aforesaid relaxation: Those inmates who are undergoing trial for intermediary/ large quantity recovery under NDPS Act ; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial under Section 4 & 6 of POCSO Act; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial for offences under section 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D and 376E and Acid Attack; Those UTPs who are foreign nationals ; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial under Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) / PMLA, MCOCA ; and Cases investigated by CBI/ED/NIA/Special Cell of Delhi Police, Crime Branch, SFIO, Terror related Cases, cases under Anti-National Activities and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act etc As per the Committee’s order, approximately 50 UTPs who are suffering various chronic illnesses will be released in 3-4 days. In light of the relaxed criteria, DSLSA has been directed to move the applications for interim bail of UTPs falling under the said criteria. In the meeting, the High Powered Committee was also informed by the Director General of Prisons that as on today 2962 inmates/convicts/UTPs have been released on “Bail/Parole” for a period of 8 weeks. The High Powered Committee was constituted by the Delhi Government in pursuance of the direction of the Supreme Court in a suo moto matter pertaining to decongestion of prisons as a precautionary measure against COVID19.Click Here To Download Press Release[Read Press Release] Next Storylast_img read more

I want to move on before it’s too late


first_imgI want to move on before it’s too lateOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Icame to England from South Africa in March 2000. Although I managed to get anHR job when I arrived, I took a big drop in salary and position. I knew when Icame to England I would have to serve some time getting back to my previouslevel. Although I have now got to grips with UK labour legislation, I find I amnot even getting interviews for the jobs I apply for. Although I have a lot ofhigh-level qualifications, I don’t have a CIPD qualification. Is this theproblem? What would you advise?PeterWilford, consultant, ChiumentoWhilethe lack of a CIPD qualification is probably not held against you, it wouldcertainly be something UK companies would recognise. So in that sense it mightmake your job search and the recruitment process easier. Youshould talk to the CIPD and consider which avenues are available to you toobtain the CIPD qualification and which methods of study are appropriate. Youmight be able to study part-time which would allow you to work at the sametime, for example.Makesure your CV properly reflects what you have achieved in your previous HRroles. In your case you should perhaps not go for a conventional chronologicalCV, but start with a summary of key experiences and skills instead. Thisapproach will allow you to focus more specifically on your achievements ratherthan qualifications. Employers are interested in what you have delivered andwhether you could do it for them.Doobtain feedback on why you weren’t selected for interview – there’s no harm inasking and it could provide useful information. You should contact thoseorganisations you have applied to and ask them for feedback to help you in yourcareer development. Youshould also contact specialist HR recruitment consultancies to obtain feedbackand ideas on your CV, as well as how marketable you are in the UK HR sector.They will also be able to give you their opinion on whether not being CIPDqualified is an issue.LouiseWhite, consultant, EJ Human ResourcesBuildand use contacts rather than agencies which might struggle to place you in thisdepressed market. If someone knows you and can back up your application, itwill greatly improve your chances. Have you considered targeting organisationswith a presence in South Africa? If part of your experience is of immediatebenefit, then an employer may be willing to give you time and training todevelop in other areas. Notall employers will recognise the relevance of your domestic qualifications, soI suggest you contact the CIPD. It may not require as much work as you think tohave your experience and qualifications accredited.CliveSussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible LearningIam very sympathetic to your problem of achieving recognition for your HR skillsand qualifications gained in South Africa. Thisis a very common frustration of many professionals who come to live in theUK.  You can now appreciate I am sure,how competitive the HR recruitment market is in this country and how tight theperson specifications are with many employers. Itis certainly desirable for you to become a member of the CIPD, as this willgive potential employers confidence in your UK HR knowledge as well as highacademic background. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Teams Up With Fruition For Augusta Jammer [Gallery]


first_imgOn Thursday night, Yonder Mountain String Band kicked off their fall tour with Fruition in Augusta, GA to create a jam-grass double bill for the ages. The two bands descended on Sky City with a few tricks up their sleeve. Fruition opened the night with a a great set that featured a three-song guest appearance from Yonder’s fiddle player Allie Kral, and Yonder closed the show with a two-hour set that saw the band firing on all cylinders, busting out their cover of Phish‘s “Scent of a Mule” towards the end of the set.See below for setlists from both bands from this awesome night of bluegrass in Augusta!Yonder Mountain String Band 10/6/16 Setlist:Eat In Go Deaf, Black Sheep > Punk, Jail Song, Around You, Love Before You Can’t, Fingerprint, Town, Bad Taste, Dancing in the Moonlight, Boots > Angel, Hole, Scent of a Mule, Amie, Travelin Prayer,Deep Pockets, Traffic Jam * > * New Dusty > Traffic Jam*Fruition 10/6/16 Setlist:Can’t Stop, Blue, Whip. To Band, Little, Way That I Do, Santa Fe, There She, Fallin, Should Be, Mountain Ann, The Meaning, Southern, Beside You, Don’t Mind^, Boil^, Above, Labor^ with Allie Kral[Photo Gallery courtesy of Hank Wharton] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

This Week’s Picks: The Tony Awards, Something Rotten! & More


first_imgHop Aboard HeisenbergBegins June 3 at Manhattan Theatre ClubThe new drama from Curious Incident playwright Simon Stephens looks at what unfurls when the beautiful Clare (Tony winner Mary Louise-Parker) kisses a much-older man (Denis Arndt) on the neck at a London train station. In real life, if Mary-Louise Parker barely nodded in our general direction, our eyes would roll around like slot machines before we blacked out. Thankfully, you can expect a more layered, thoughtful approach here. Click for tickets! Bring Something Rotten! HomeAvailable June 2The glow of success—one that only multiple Tony nominations can provide—envelops Something Rotten! (Translation: it may be a smidge difficult to get a ticket.) Fear not, friends and enemies of Shakespeare! The original cast recording comes out today, so you can belt along to Christian Borle, Brian D’Arcy and the rest of the terribly talented cast. Maybe you’ll be inspired to create a whole new theater genre. (Hey, it wouldn’t be the first time.) Watch Marius Storm MidtownJune 1 at 54 BelowAfter you’ve battled through your weekly case of the Mondays, reward yourself with something beyond a hot bath and quiet sobbing. Les Miz and Peter Pan Live! star Chris McCarrell makes his 54 Below solo debut! What can we expect? “Anything and everything from Top 40 to unplugged folk songs to new takes on Sondheim… and even some audience interaction and special Broadway guests.” Tearful tub time can wait until next week. Click for tickets! View Comments Hey, you, storing your clothes in the refrigerator! We know you’re hot, but really now. You ever try washing French dressing out of your work clothes? There are ways to distract yourself from the heat. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered, though not literally. There’s a Les Miz star’s solo show, Mary-Louise Parker starring in a new play and…oh right, THE FREAKIN’ TONYS! Check out this week’s picks below. See the Emcee Host His Own ShowBegins June 2 at Cafe CarlyleYeah, we also miss seeing Alan Cumming onstage every night in Cabaret, but that gives the versatile performer time for other projects—including a new concert. Through June 13, our favorite Scottish import that isn’t an alcoholic beverage performs Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Give Cumming credit for launching a show right before co-hosting the Tonys. That is some downright wunderbar multi-tasking. Click for tickets! Tune In to the Tony Awards!June 7 on CBSFootball fans have the Super Bowl. Movie buffs have the Oscars. Tonight, you beautiful Broadway babies, is yours as Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming host the Tonys! So assemble your tastiest snacks and most profitable office pools! Unleash your snark and unleash your Twitter fingers from their holsters! Bask in the talent, savor the speeches, and revel in the knowledge that what the rest of America covets is in your backyard.last_img read more

Sachin can play for 2 more years, says Lara


first_imgLegendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara has said that Sachin Tendulkar still has two years of cricket left in him and feels that all Indians should be proud of his achievements.In an interview to Kapil Dev, and aired on HEADLINES TODAY, Lara said that Tendulkars class and longevity makes him different from any other cricketers.”Sachin has done a great job. He started at the age of 15-16, two years before me and is still playing five years after my retirement. This is something every Indian should be proud of,” he said. “I’ve played with him many times and he is a real gentleman. He has stopped playing T20 and I don’t know how many ODIs he’ll play, but I think he’ll play Tests for a couple of years. But whenever he’ll take retirement, world cricket will miss him.”Lara, 43, singled out his favourites to win the ongoing World T20 in Sri Lanka. “India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka [not in that order] are the favourites, according to me. Pakistan is a terrific team, I saw the practice match in which they defeated India. Sri Lanka is very dangerous team, and also India. Anyone of them have the ability to win the title,” he said.The left-handed batsman said that West Indies also have a good chance of winning the tournament because of the unpredictable nature of the format.”West Indies is a very good team but they are good in pieces. They have some very good players in their ranks but they need to perform collectively. As a group they are really dangerous and are worthy favourites,” he averred.advertisementOn Dhoni, he said that the India skipper has done a remarkable job and he should be allowed to decide his future. “In the last few years, he has done well. I know questions are being asked of him but only he knows when he has to go. No captain wants to be sacked, so we should allow him to decide his future,” he said.Lara supported the T20 format, saying that it is an important factor in the growing popularity of the game. “T20 is a very interesting format; cricket needs it right now. We have seen so many exciting players in this format. I would also love to play it, but now I’m enjoying it as a spectator,” he said.On his own decision to quit cricket, Lara said he did not do so because he was not enjoying the game, but and because he wanted to make way for youngsters.”I left cricket not because I was not enjoying, but because I thought West Indies needed young players to lead them. But today’s cricketers are very different. I only see them with their headphones on when they sit in the bus and go to the stadium or hotel,” he pointed out.”We used to watch great players like Sobers, Sir Viv etc. and that is how we could evolve ourselves. I want to see that thing in current players also.”last_img read more