Top Leaders in Beauty and Retail Honored at 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards

The four honorees of the 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards Monday have at least one thing in common: When it comes to juggling demanding jobs in the retail and beauty industry with motherhood, family comes first.
This year’s honorees were Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president of The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.; Kate Oldham, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of beauty, lingerie and swim at Saks Fifth Avenue; Judy Schmeling, president of Cornerstone Brands and chief operating officer of HSN Inc., and Kendra Scott, chief executive officer and founder of Kendra Scott LLC.
Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines and a 2015 outstanding mother honoree, was the mistress of ceremonies at the event, which was held at The Pierre hotel. Attended by 500 people, the luncheon raised nearly $600,000 with proceeds benefiting Save the Children’s U.S. programs.
Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Lauder, presented the award to Hudis, and explained what’s so impressive about her is that she refers to her stepsons, Sam and Isaac, as “her children.” This is the first time that the award has gone to a stepmom.
“I never thought of myself as a stepmother. I always thought of myself as a mother,” said Hudis, noting that she met her

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Top Leaders in Beauty and Retail Honored at 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards

Top Leaders in Beauty and Retail Honored at 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards

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