Leaders of Change

Leaders of Change Awards celebrates the passionate individuals and effective organisations in beauty and wellness, committed to make a positive impact on society and planet.

Nominations are open for Leaders of Change Awards by INNOCOS, recognizing beauty and wellness leaders with the ability to influence and enthuse others through personal advocacy, vision and drive in three distinguished categories: sustainability, social impact and industry disruption.


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The Leadership Awards have been created by INNOCOS events to recognize and honour managers and leaders in the beauty industry, who have significantly contributed to the success of their company by developing, enhancing and expanding the practice of innovation. The Awards draw applicants from brands and retailers within the beauty and wellness industry.




Pandemic Response Leader

Recognizing beauty/wellness industry leaders for new product, or policies, or anything else designed to mitigate either the health effects of COVID-19 or the economic effects of lockdowns.


Sustainability Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for initiatives to advance transparency, sustainability and the highest standards in clean beauty movement, developed with consideration for the human and environmental health impact.


Blue Planet Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact helping preserve our planet. It can be anything from zero waste products to educate, creating movements inspiring positive change.


Circular Economy Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their efforts on circularity as an important step forward in developing more sustainable goods and processes.


Black Lives Matter Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in Black Lives Matter social movement, that inspired positive change.


Women’s Empowerment Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in Women’s rights movement, that inspired positive change.


Inclusivity Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in promoting inclusivity and the authentic representation of all ages, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community and racial diversity.


Health and Wellbeing Leader

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders, who have contributed to communities around the world by developing and implementing holistic health and beauty products, that educate and help improve your mental and physical well being to community around the world



Recognizes Beauty/wellness industry leaders who is disrupting the industry and blazes a trial for others to follow by introducing newproduct, services, formula, packagingsupply chain.


The Next Entrepreneur

Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for launching successful company/product into the marketplace in 2020.


World Changing Leader Of The Year

The most world changing leader of the year in beauty and wellness will be selected by INNOCOS Beauty Influence Network advisory boardThe winner will be selected from the list of finalists (three per each category) and judged on the quality, breadth, and ambition of their submitted work.




Eligibility & Requirements

This award will be presented to an outstanding innovation leader who has contributed to a culture of change, demonstrated a unique approach with a strong potential impact and stimulated team members to innovate. Nominees must currently be holding a leadership position and leading a team within the organization. They have either innovated a service/process, developed a product innovation or brought it to market. Nominations are open for leaders of beauty / wellness industry brands and retailers.

Applicants must present accomplishments related to the nominee’s current position.

All candidates will be judged based on the following 3 criteria:

-Change: Is the candidate’s contribution new to the world, new to the industry or a renovation?

-Impact: How does it result in fundamental changes to people, industry, planet, society?

-Strategy and Tools: How has the change contributed to meeting the strategy of the organization, business unit or department and what tools, method or approach did the nominee use to drive innovation?

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Application Timeline

Online applications are now open; The last date to submit nominations is December 1, 2020


Application Process

Please complete the online form to submit your final application: here>

Upon completion, you will be sent a confirmation message.



All award content, including the identity of applicants, will be held in strict confidentiality and be used only by award judges in the judging process.


Steering Committee/Judges

An international panel of experts from complementary industries with a specialization in Leadership, Strategy & Innovation, who have experience working with/in the cosmetics and/or personal care industry, will review the applications and select the top finalists and winners in each category. Judges will be announced shortly.

Judging Process

The judging process will be conducted in two phases:

·      Phase 1: Finalist Selection (December 1 – January 1).

A team of judges will read each application and rank the nominees based on detailed evaluation criteria. The judges will then meet (online/offline) to discuss ranking and select a set of five finalists from each category for the next phase.

·      Phase 2: Finalist Interviews – January 1 – February 1. A team of judges will interview the finalists and then meet online to pick the winner. Finalists will be notified in advance so that they can prepare for the interviews.

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The finalists will be officially be announced at the end of January. A press release will accompany by our medial channels and major B2B beauty publications.


The Awards winners will be formally recognized by INNOCOS BeautyInfluenceNetwork.com during the live-streaming virtual event on March 4 and will contain exclusive content on sustainability, leadership, women’s achievement, BLM, LGBT and industry disruption


Please fill in the Awards Nomination Form and submit before December 1, 2020, here>

For award-related questions to go FAQ recourse center or email: registration@innocosevents.com

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to your application.

Past Leadership Awards Winners here>

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