Leaders of Change Rules and Process

Eligibility and 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. 

The Awards draw applicants from a wide range of companies within the cosmetics and personal care industry: beauty brands and retailers, packaging, raw material suppliers and other organizations involved in contributing to the value chain of bringing cosmetics to consumers.

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

as 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 Process

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.

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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 – December 14).

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 – December  14 – January 14. 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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