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2024 Speakers

Beauty Connect NY 2024
10-11 June, 2024
New York, USA
  • Author:

    Nancy Twine

    Founder & CEO
    Briogeo Hair

    Nancy Twine

    Founder & CEO
    Briogeo Hair
  • Author:

    Ann Chung

    Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer for Blackstone Growth
    Blackstone

    Ann Chung

    Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer for Blackstone Growth
    Blackstone
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    Dave Smith

    SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
    Estée Lauder Companies

    Dave Smith

    SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
    Estée Lauder Companies
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    Chelsea Riggs

    Founding Member & Global President
    Amika

    Chelsea Riggs

    Founding Member & Global President
    Amika
  • Author:

    Sandra Velasquez

    CEO & Founder
    Nopalera

    Sandra Velasquez

    CEO & Founder
    Nopalera
  • Author:

    Christine Chang

    Co-Founder
    Glow Recipe

    Christine Chang

    Co-Founder
    Glow Recipe
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    Alicia Sontag

    Managing Partner
    Prelude Growth Partners

    Alicia Sontag

    Managing Partner
    Prelude Growth Partners
  • Author:

    Shai Eisenman

    Founder & CEO
    Bubble

    Shai Eisenman

    Founder & CEO
    Bubble
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    Noah Rosenblatt

    President North America
    SpaceNK

    Noah Rosenblatt

    President North America
    SpaceNK
  • Author:

    Nicolas Geiger

    CEO L’Occitane au Bresil brand, Group Business Development Executive Americas
    L’Occitane Group

    Nicolas Geiger

    CEO L’Occitane au Bresil brand, Group Business Development Executive Americas
    L’Occitane Group
  • Author:

    Brook Harvey-Taylor

    Founder & CEO
    Pacifica Beauty

    Brook Harvey-Taylor

    Founder & CEO
    Pacifica Beauty
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    Nadya Okamoto

    Founder & CEO
    August

    Nadya Okamoto is the co-Founder of August, a lifestyle period brand working to reimagine periods to be powerful. She is also the author of the book PERIOD POWER: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement, and founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, PERIOD. Outside of her work in the menstrual health space, Okamoto is also a social media creator with over 4m followers on TikTok, producer and host of the podcast, Tigress, a mental health advocate, and known as a Gen Z marketing expert. She recently graduated from Harvard College, class of 2021.

     

    Her debut book, PERIOD POWER, published by Simon & Schuster in 2018,  made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction that year. Nadya is also the former Chief Brand Officer and Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. She has been recognized on the lists of Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50 “Ones to Watch” and People Magazine's Women Changing the World

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    Nadya Okamoto

    Founder & CEO
    August

    Nadya Okamoto is the co-Founder of August, a lifestyle period brand working to reimagine periods to be powerful. She is also the author of the book PERIOD POWER: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement, and founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, PERIOD. Outside of her work in the menstrual health space, Okamoto is also a social media creator with over 4m followers on TikTok, producer and host of the podcast, Tigress, a mental health advocate, and known as a Gen Z marketing expert. She recently graduated from Harvard College, class of 2021.

     

    Her debut book, PERIOD POWER, published by Simon & Schuster in 2018,  made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction that year. Nadya is also the former Chief Brand Officer and Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. She has been recognized on the lists of Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50 “Ones to Watch” and People Magazine's Women Changing the World

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  • Author:

    Amanda Bacon

    Founder & CEO
    Moon Juice

    Amanda Bacon

    Founder & CEO
    Moon Juice
  • Author:

    Sarah Lee

    Co-Founder
    Glow Recipe

    Sarah Lee

    Co-Founder
    Glow Recipe
  • Author:

    Junior Scott Pence

    Co-Founder, CMO and Creative Director
    Peace Out Skincare

    Junior Scott Pence

    Co-Founder, CMO and Creative Director
    Peace Out Skincare
  • Author:

    Jenn Harper

    Founder & CEO
    Cheekbone Beauty

    Jenn Harper

    Founder & CEO
    Cheekbone Beauty
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    Dustin Cash

    CEO
    SOS Beauty

    Dustin Cash

    CEO
    SOS Beauty
  • Author:

    Jackie Dunklau

    Founder & Partner
    Aria Growth

    Jackie Dunklau

    Founder & Partner
    Aria Growth
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    Karan Gupta

    Co-Founder
    Odore

    Karan Gupta

    Co-Founder
    Odore
  • Author:

    Armaan Mehta

    Co-Founder
    Odore

    Armaan Mehta

    Co-Founder
    Odore
  • Author:

    Lauren Antion

    Director | Co-Head of Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness
    Intrepid Investment Bankers

    Lauren Antion

    Director | Co-Head of Beauty, Personal Care & Wellness
    Intrepid Investment Bankers
  • Author:

    Anna Araman

    SVP North America
    SKEEPERS

    In her current role as SVP of North America at Skeepers, Anna is responsible for leading teams across departments with a focus on sales and retention. In her four-year tenure, Anna has generated over 200% revenue growth. She was instrumental in making Octoly profitable and taking it to acquisition by Skeepers in 2022.  

    Anna has a long-term record of developing holistic partnerships and accelerating revenue across multiple platforms. She began her career with beauty executive roles at Cosmopolitan, Elle and Popsugar. She pivoted to the e-commerce/ influencer UGC space with leadership positions at Bazaarvoice and Skeepers.  

    She remains deeply vested in the beauty business and values her long-term c-suite relationships. Anna resides in Redding, CT with her two children Sofia and George. Her passions include astrology, pilates, trips to Europe and the Caribbean and supporting children with special needs. 

    Anna Araman

    SVP North America
    SKEEPERS

    In her current role as SVP of North America at Skeepers, Anna is responsible for leading teams across departments with a focus on sales and retention. In her four-year tenure, Anna has generated over 200% revenue growth. She was instrumental in making Octoly profitable and taking it to acquisition by Skeepers in 2022.  

    Anna has a long-term record of developing holistic partnerships and accelerating revenue across multiple platforms. She began her career with beauty executive roles at Cosmopolitan, Elle and Popsugar. She pivoted to the e-commerce/ influencer UGC space with leadership positions at Bazaarvoice and Skeepers.  

    She remains deeply vested in the beauty business and values her long-term c-suite relationships. Anna resides in Redding, CT with her two children Sofia and George. Her passions include astrology, pilates, trips to Europe and the Caribbean and supporting children with special needs. 

  • Author:

    Arayna Singh

    Technical Marketing Manager
    Croda

    Arayna Singh

    Technical Marketing Manager
    Croda
  • Author:

    Ali Kole

    Head of Premium Beauty
    Amazon

    Ali Kole

    Head of Premium Beauty
    Amazon
  • Author:

    Kristen Wiley

    Founder & CEO
    Statusphere

    Kristen Wiley is the Founder and CEO of Statusphere, a software platform that helps brands scale micro-influencer marketing and product seeding in a fraction of the time.

    As a 10+ year influencer marketing veteran and previously a creator herself, Kristen has experienced first-hand the challenges that brands and creators face when partnering. She created Statusphere to help brands effortlessly scale their influencer partnerships while providing a more personalized experience to creators.

    With a vision and a mission in mind, she launched the tech startup out of her apartment, raised funding, and built a team to bring the platform to life. 

    Brands partner with Statusphere to automate and scale every part of the influencer marketing process. From hands-free fulfillment technology to a creator matchmaking algorithm powered by more than 250 first-party creator data points – Statusphere saves brands 98% of the time they’d spend scaling influencer collaborations alone. To date, the platform has helped more than 400 brands scale collaborations with over 75,000 influencers.

    Kristen Wiley

    Founder & CEO
    Statusphere

    Kristen Wiley is the Founder and CEO of Statusphere, a software platform that helps brands scale micro-influencer marketing and product seeding in a fraction of the time.

    As a 10+ year influencer marketing veteran and previously a creator herself, Kristen has experienced first-hand the challenges that brands and creators face when partnering. She created Statusphere to help brands effortlessly scale their influencer partnerships while providing a more personalized experience to creators.

    With a vision and a mission in mind, she launched the tech startup out of her apartment, raised funding, and built a team to bring the platform to life. 

    Brands partner with Statusphere to automate and scale every part of the influencer marketing process. From hands-free fulfillment technology to a creator matchmaking algorithm powered by more than 250 first-party creator data points – Statusphere saves brands 98% of the time they’d spend scaling influencer collaborations alone. To date, the platform has helped more than 400 brands scale collaborations with over 75,000 influencers.