Leonard Lauder wins a CEW lifetime achievement award
The 81-year-old receives his due
With what started on Tuesday with a private dinner to celebrate his exhibition of Cubist art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leonard Lauder was honored at end of the week by Cosmetic Executive Women – bestowing the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award upon a male executive.
The event saw many former protégés, such as Pamela Baxter, president and chief executive officer of LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics and Christian Dior, Claudia Poccia, president and ceo of Gurwitch Products and more, listening to Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW, speak about Leonard's mother, Estée. Calling her "a great advocate of women in the beauty community", Estee received the first CEW Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1989, with Jacobson also pointing out that "Many of you have worked for Estée Lauder Cos., many of you haven't, but very few of you have worked for your mother."