Hilton recently joined EBONY Magazine in celebrating Black leaders and visionaries at its annual Power 100 gala on Dec. 1 at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Among them were two formidable forces in the hair and beauty industry. Angela Guy, SVP of Diversity & Inclusion at L’Oréal USA and Charlene Dance, founder/CEO of the Montage Agency, were both honored in the Hilton-sponsored tribute celebrating women who excelled at breaking down barriers and challenging and changing perceptions of what it means to be a strong, accomplished woman.
Angela has worked for more than 25 years in the beauty industry across brands such as Johnson & Johnson and Soft-Sheen Carson. In her current role, she is responsible for shaping L’Oréal USA’s diversity efforts and earned recognition as a power player and one of the most influential women in business.
Charlene parlayed her success as the Global Marketing Director for Strength of Nature Global into a marketing and media empire, making her former employer first client.
“I think it is important to highlight women of color so brown girls can see a reflection of themselves achieving,” said Charlene regarding her honor.
Angela and Charlene were among eight women honored in the “Woman Up” category, including Katrina Adams, Chairman, CEO and President of the U.S. Tennis Association; Cari Champion, ESPN SportsCenter Anchor; Vanessa Morrison, President of FOX Family; Beverly Nicholson-Doty, U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism Commissioner; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer of Uber; and Dia Simms, President of Combs Enterprises.
“Hilton proudly salutes these amazing women and celebrate their extraordinary journey in a male-dominated industry, while embodying strength, grace, and beauty in the face of adversity; all traits worthy of being honored and admired by all,” said Andrea Richardson, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Marketing for Hilton.