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L'Oréal USA Announces Women in Digital NEXT Gen Awards

May 11, 2017

Nominations Accepted Through June 17

Nominations are open now for L'Oréal USA's sixth annual Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards. The program gives female entrepreneurs the chance to grow and scale their businesses by gaining notoriety, mentorship, expanding their networks, and connecting with venture capitalists.

Female entrepreneurs can apply here - today through June 17.

The top three finalists will have the opportunity to present at L'Oréal's Inspiration Day in September to more than 500 marketing executives across the company's portfolio of brands. The grand prize winner will earn the chance to collaborate with a L'Oréal USA brand to pilot their technology.

Additionally, finalists will visit the L'Oréal USA headquarters in New York City, where they will meet with top executives and a professional coach to discuss how to build their businesses.

"L'Oréal is dedicated to creating opportunities for women to shape the direction of the beauty business," said Rachel Weiss, Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at L'Oréal USA. "We're proud that this program has created a strong pipeline of entrepreneurial talent and a powerful community of more than 2,000 female-operated companies, who now have a platform to network and learn new business acumen to drive their technology forward."

Finalists will be mentored along the way by an Advisory Board that includes THRIVE CEO Arianna Huffington and GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock.

Photo: 2016 Women in Digital finalists: Grace Woo, Co-Founder Pixels.IO; Morgan DeBaun, CEO of Blavity and Grainne Barron, CEO and Founder, Viddyad/ Courtesy of L'Oréal (PRNewsfoto/L'Oreal USA)