The Estée Lauder Companies Partners with Howard University
The new program, titled “She’s Howard: Own Your Power,” will kick off in March 2021. It will engage self-identifying female graduates with virtual networking events, a lecture series and seminars on relevant industry topics. Discussions will focus on balancing personal and professional responsibilities, navigating the challenges Black women face in the workplace, skills for approaching salary negotiations and more.
Howard University students at ELC’s M·A·C Cosmetics office in 2019
The launch of She’s Howard: Own Your Power underscores ELC’s commitment to Racial Equity, a pledge the company made in June 2020. The commitment aligns with its vision of becoming the most inclusive and diverse beauty company in the world and standing in solidarity with its Black employees, Black consumers and Black communities at large.
“HBCU alumni continue to emerge as some of the most elite and diverse talent,” said Kristina Coppolino, Inclusion and Diversity Talent Lead, Global Talent, The Estée Lauder Companies. “We are excited to launch this inaugural program with Howard University as an important step toward deepening our relationship with an alumni community rich in culture, intelligence and diversity.”
On February 26, 2021, Howard University will hold a virtual event for alumni, faculty and students that will set the stage for launching She’s Howard: Own Your Power. Monson and Strange Lewis will participate and share the collective vision and perspectives that led to this exciting new program.