Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman of Estée Lauder, Receives Women’s Leadership Award

Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman of Estée Lauder, Receives Women’s Leadership Award

Leonard A. Lauder is to be honored at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Fashion Gala “for his lifelong dedication to supporting women and his commitment to public and philanthropic service.”

Leonard A. Lauder is to be honored at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Fashion Gala “for his lifelong dedication to supporting women and his commitment to public and philanthropic service.”

Text: Paul Madley

Leonard A. Lauder, the man at the very top of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, will receive the 2019 Women’s Leadership Award. The annual event benefits the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, which supports Lincoln Center’s resident arts organizations. In the past six years, the event has raised over $8.7 million.

The fashion gala will take place on November 18 at Alice Tully Hall, Inside the Lincoln Center. It’s been confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will give a special performance on the night. The evening will also see Lauder in conversation with Designer, Director and Chairman of the CFDA, Tom Ford. Steven Swartz, president and chief executive officer of Hearst and chairman of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund stated, “[Leonard] is a legendary figure in the worlds of beauty, business, the arts, and philanthropy.” Swartz is co-chairing the event with Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar.

“I am deeply touched and honored to receive the Women’s Leadership Award and to celebrate the incredible programs supported by the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund that bring inspiration and creativity to this city we all love,” commented Lauder. “I have been fortunate to have been mentored by, and to have worked with some of the most brilliant women in the beauty industry and become of them I’ve learned the lesson to never, ever make an important decision without a woman at the table.”

Previous recipients include Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, Nicolas Ghesquière and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Expected to be in the attendance are former (Estée Lauder) beauty ambassadors, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kendall Jenner and Victoria Beckham (Beckham has recently created an exclusive make-up range for Estée Lauder).

 

Leonard A. Lauder The Chairman of Estée Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder The Chairman of Estée Lauder

Credits: Photos courtesy of Instagram

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