Thu, 19 August 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

A Life in Beauty

Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus and Former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies

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Leonard Lauder joins us with business and life lessons learned transforming his mother’s business into an iconic and beloved global beauty brand.

Estée Lauder began her eponymous beauty business out of the family’s New York City kitchen in 1946, selling a handful of products to a few prestigious department stores across the United States. During a remarkable 60-year tenure, her son Leonard transformed The Estée Lauder Companies into a global beauty powerhousewhose products are sold in over 150 countries and territories.

Celebrating his new memoir The Company I Keep, Leonard joins us for a livestream event to reflect upon his life and work and share inside stories about the company — with keen insights on honing ambition, leveraging success, learning from mistakes and growing an international company in an age of economic turbulence, uncertainty and fierce competition.

Whether you are fanatical about beauty or seeking business insights from one of the world’s most successful CEOs, this is an unmissable livestream event.


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Leonard Lauder

Former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies

Leonard Lauder was born in New York City in 1933, where he grew up and helped his mother as she founded what would become The Estée Lauder Companies out of the family’s kitchen in 1946. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Lauder officially joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 1958 and focused on building its research and development laboratory and helping to grow the business. Mr. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus and the senior member of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Board of Directors, and previously served as CEO.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.