CEW's 3 top tips for being a woman in the beauty business

In association with CEW, Cosmetics Business talks to Board Member and beauty industry specialist Tracey Woodward about the rapid pace of change in the industry and what women can do to progress their careers

The beauty industry has long been a supporter of women in business, with many of the most popular brands sold in major retailers created, managed and marketed by women.

A report published by LedBetter in 2016 revealed that the beauty industry employs the highest percentage of women at board and executive level, beating the fashion and retail sectors – at face value it was good news, until the figure was revealed to be just 29%.

Over the past few years, beauty brands have made renewed efforts to hire women at executive and management level, such as TRESemmé, but individuals are the ones with the most influence over their own career paths.

Here, Cosmetics Business catches up with CEW board member Tracey Woodward to hear her top three pointers about being a woman in business today and why your attitude towards work defines you, not your gender or your past.

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