The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Leadership Updates for Too Faced


Today, The Estée Lauder Companies (“ELC”) announced the following updates to the Too Faced leadership team:

  • Tara Simon will be promoted to the role of Global Brand President, Too Faced, effective July 1, 2022. She will continue to report directly to Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, ELC.
  • Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, CoFounders, Too Faced Cosmetics, will depart the brand to embark on new entrepreneurial projects and endeavors, effective June 30, 2022.

“Tara has been a fantastic leader at Too Faced since she joined the brand two years ago, and I know that she will continue to leverage her brand building expertise to drive an emotional connection with consumers through inspiring products and unique experiences. I am confident that under Tara’s leadership, Too Faced is well-positioned for its next phase of growth,” said Fabrizio Freda. “And we are so grateful for Jerrod and Jeremy’s outstanding work over the last six incredible years spent as part of the ELC family.”

Please read additional details below.

Tara Simon Promoted to Global Brand President, Too Faced

Tara’s promotion to Global Brand President recognizes her exceptional leadership in creating a global strategic framework to take Too Faced into the future while executing a winning strategy today. Known for her collaborative, inclusive leadership style and strong business acumen within the areas of consumer-focused brand development and management, sales and marketing, merchandising and emerging brands, Tara has returned the brand to sales growth during a global pandemic. In the two years since Tara joined the brand, Too Faced has maintained its first mover status, successfully launching in new channels of distribution in North America, including at ULTA Beauty at Target, where it ranks among the top four brands in sales since opening and in Sephora at Kohl’s, where it is the number two ranked brand according to sales since opening. Within the Too Faced organization, Tara has focused on driving team development, engagement and, together with Jerrod and Jeremy, has continued to build the brand’s unique culture and vision.

In her elevated role as Global Brand President, Tara will continue enabling her team to capture and realize fast-growing opportunities for the brand, while further contributing to the company’s category strategy for makeup.

Prior to joining Too Faced and ELC as Senior Vice President/General Manager, Too Faced, in 2020, Tara built an incredible career with ULTA Beauty, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Prestige Beauty.

Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, Co-Founders, Too Faced Cosmetics, to Depart Brand

Twenty-four years after founding the iconic Too Faced brand, and after six years as part of The Estée Lauder Companies’ family, Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson will depart the brand and company effective June 30, 2022 to pursue other opportunities. As visionary creatives and entrepreneurs, Jerrod and Jeremy are looking forward to the next phase of their journey, as they will continue to leverage the founder spirit that has driven the success of all their endeavors. 

Jerrod and Jeremy began their careers behind the counter of the Estée Lauder brand, where they quickly discovered the transformative power of makeup. Their unique artistry experience combined with their powerful entrepreneurial spirit inspired them to create a brand that celebrates individuality and sparks joy. Today, Too Faced remains driven by this same vision, and is recognized as one of the most dynamic makeup brands in the world delivering products that inspire playfulness and purpose, fueled by a culture of innovation, creativity, and fun.

“Jerrod and Jeremy started the brand with a simple, yet compelling creative concept, and transformed it into something that is truly extraordinary,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, ELC. “We look forward to seeing where the next phase of their journey takes them and wish them all the best as they set out on new adventures.”

The Estée Lauder Companies Named to 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

ELC named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth consecutive year


The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth year in a row. ELC continues to improve its index score, underscoring the company’s fundamental values of respect and inclusion, and its collective commitment to driving action and advocacy both at ELC and across industries.

The Estée Lauder Companies is one of 418 companies across 45 countries and regions to join the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. This reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline; equal pay and gender pay parity; inclusive culture; anti-sexual harassment policies; and pro-women brand.

“We are honored to be included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index in recognition of our leadership in women’s advancement. At ELC, we firmly believe it is our responsibility – and our privilege – to use our resources and platform to expand gender equality and equity around the world,” said Sara E. Moss, Vice Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies. “As a company founded by a woman, with a global workforce of 82% women and over 55% of women at leadership levels, we are committed to collectively and transparently advancing the conversation, to continue to progress and take actions to achieve gender equality.”

The Estée Lauder Companies submitted a social survey created by Bloomberg, in collaboration with subject matter experts globally. Those included on this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies.

Both the survey and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. Bloomberg collected this data for reference purposes only. The index is not ranked.

This announcement follows similar recognition of ELC’s commitments by numerous organizations, including: Glassdoor’s 2022 List of Best Places to Work, Forbes’ 2021 America’s Best Employers for Diversity, and 100 Best Companies by Seramount in 2021.

About the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) and the Bloomberg Gender Reporting Framework provide a unique opportunity for companies to assess their progress towards parity, benchmark against peers and highlight their commitment to gender equality. Bloomberg includes publicly traded companies on the GEI if they meet the universe criteria and have a GEI score above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect a high level of disclosure and overall performance across five dimensions: female leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand. The Bloomberg gender reporting framework is voluntary and has no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index. Learn more by visiting,

The Estée Lauder Companies Recognized in CDP’s 2021 Climate A List

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) was recognized by global environmental non-profit CDP as a leader on corporate climate action by once again achieving the highest score of A for its climate change disclosure. ELC was scored alongside nearly 12,000 companies that disclosed their environmental impact, joining the top 200 high-performing companies on the A List.

ELC is proud to have achieved a place on the prestigious CDP Climate A List for the second consecutive year. The company’s consistently strong performance reflects its deep commitment to climate action and to the highest level of transparency around its environmental impact.

ELC maintained its high score in the CDP Climate disclosure by continuing its strong track record of taking decisive action to address climate change. After achieving Net Zero emissions and 100% renewable electricity across its direct operations in 2020, the company set ambitious Science-Based Targets to further reduce emissions across the supply chain.

“At ELC, our climate action efforts are one part of our broader ESG strategy to deliver meaningful impact across the value chain and contribute to a stable climate,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies. “Looking ahead, we will continue to leverage the strengths of our business to address the challenges facing the communities where we live and work – from environmental issues, to racial and gender inequity, to public health. We are honored to once again be recognized in CDP’s Climate A List and are thankful to our dedicated teams who continue to drive our global sustainability and social impact efforts every day.”

 In addition to maintaining and expanding climate efforts in 2021, ELC also took targeted actions to address water stewardship and deforestation, as reflected in its CDP Water and Forests disclosure scores. 

ELC was awarded an A- score for its water disclosure due to expanded water stewardship initiatives across the business in 2021. These efforts included strengthening water accounting methodologies, improving water-related risk responses, developing an internal water stewardship statement to guide best practices, as well as completion of Watershed Source Vulnerability Assessments to mitigate regional water risks.

ELC also earned A- scores for its CDP Forests Palm Oil and Timber responses. With palm oil a key focus area for both ELC and its stakeholders, the company increased the level of traceability for this ingredient, strengthened its forests-related risk responses, and released a Palm Oil Action Plan to address palm-based ingredients (palm oil and its derivatives).

Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, said: “Many congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List. Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make, even more so in the year of COP26 and the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, water insecurity and deforestation can no longer be ignored, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Leadership from the private sector is essential for securing global ambitions for a net-zero, nature positive and equitable world. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today.”

CDP is a leading framework for disclosing climate-related information to the public. ELC has submitted written responses to the CDP Climate Change questionnaire for over ten years, providing information about the company’s impact on climate change.

For more information on ELC’s commitments and targets on climate, visit the company’s fiscal year 2021 Social Impact & Sustainability Report.

To view the full list of companies that made this year’s CDP A List, along with all other public company scores, visit