This panel is the GLOBAL BEAUTY ALLIANCE’s Master Class #2.
Michelle Breyer, Founder & CEO - TextureMedia, Natural Curly Brands
Michelle Breyer is a visionary entrepreneur who took a personal frustration over out-of-control curls and built it into one of the largest media platforms for hair. TextureMedia is the largest hair care platform and trusted thought leader that empowers and inspires millions of textured-hair women to embrace their naturally beautiful selves. By engaging beauty enthusiasts through original content, branded entertainment, social media, product reviews and commerce, it influences up to $5 billion in hair care sales each year. TextureMedia reaches 16 million influencers a month and is considered the top authority for textured hair.
Julee Wilson, Fashion & Beauty Director at ESSENCE Magazine and ESSENCE.com
Julee oversees the brand's vision for style from daily posts on the website to its stunning covers. Wilson was previously the Senior Fashion Editor at The Huffington Post - and before that spent several years as a fashion editor at Real Simple Magazine. Wilson has lent her voice on national television shows including The Today Show, CBS Early Show and Fox News. Wilson serves on the advisory board for Harlem's Fashion Row, an organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting designers of color.
Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands and the CEO of Essence Ventures LLC
Executive Board Members of the GLOBAL BEAUTY ALLIANCE
Carol Hillsman Sagers, Director - Global Beauty Alliance
Carol is the Director of the Global Beauty Alliance, an association of manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the multicultural beauty industry. As the first director for this 2-year-old trade association, Carol is instrumental in establishing the Global Beauty Alliance brand and delivering value to all members of the Alliance. Carol is a veteran of the multicultural beauty industry, having worked in positions ranging from Group Marketing Manager to Vice President of Marketing for Soft Sheen Products, now a division of L’Oréal. She also served as President of Fashion Fair Cosmetics and in marketing leadership positions for global brands including McDonald’s, Kraft and Quaker Oats.