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PAVILLON DES CYPRÈS

Saturday June 1 - 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

US CEO Panel

An exceptional panel with Janell Stephens (CEO Camille Rose), Taliah Waajid (CEO Taliah Waajid), Aris Singleton (CEO TGIN) and Renee Rhoten Morris (CEO Uncle Funky's Daughter). Discover their journeys and their tips for flourishing, evolving and growing in the world of cosmetics and more generally in your own life. Presented by Célyne Fuselier.

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Janell Stephens
CEO, Camille Rose

Janell Stephens, CEO and Founder of Camille Rose LLC, has been at the forefront of sea change in the beauty industry, and she has defined what it means to be passionate about all things beauty since her beginnings in her small kitchen many years ago.

As the largest Black- and women-led beauty company, Janell Stephens is pushing boundaries with her company Camille Rose in beauty sustainability.

Camille Rose has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, with the brand now offering more than 10 hair and body collections that cleanse, condition, strengthen and style, and which can be found in more than 100 Target stores across the country. Additionally, many retailers followed with the brand available for purchase at retail chains such as Ulta, Walmart, Sally's Beauty, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and CVS drugstores across the United States.

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Taliah Waajid
CEO, Taliah Waajid

Taliah Waajid, a leading figure in the natural hair industry, started her business after seeing the lack of suitable products in the market. As a natural hair stylist, she encountered the challenges of managing untreated hair, which motivated her to create her own line of chemical-free hair products. With the successful launch of several collections for different hair types, including children's products and a men's line, she has expanded her influence in the industry. At the same time, Taliah founded the World Natural Hair Show, an annual event that attracts thousands of participants and celebrates natural beauty. She also plays an active role in the community by investing in women-led businesses and encouraging open dialogue about mental health issues. Taliah embodies determination and commitment to personal and community success.

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Aris Singleton
CEO, Thank God It's Natural (tgin)

Aris Singleton is the CEO of Thank God It's Natural (tgin), a hair care brand sold in major retailers and online. She is recognized for her commitment to excellence and oversees daily operations as well as strategic partnerships. Aris joined tgin in 2009 after graduating from Texas Southern University with a degree in finance, then returned as a rotational employee in 2017. Her journey at tgin, alongside founder Chris-Tia Donaldson, has been a source of personal and professional growth. Under his leadership, tgin became a global leader in the hair care industry, with multi-million dollar sales. As one of the beauty industry's youngest CEOs, Aris has been highlighted in prestigious publications and recognized by Walmart's SheEO. She is also a member of the Young Presidents organization, Chicago chapter. Outside of her work, Aris is actively involved in social initiatives, notably through the tgin Foundation, where she supports women with breast cancer in the black community.

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Renee Rhoten Morris
President & CEO, Uncle Funky's Daughter

Renee Rhoten Morris is the president and CEO of Uncle Funky's Daughter, a natural hair care brand. In less than 5 years, she transformed the company into a multi-million dollar success, distributed in national American brands such as Target, CVS and Kroger. It aims to create a portfolio of natural brands for people of color, financially supporting women and children. Previously, she worked at AT Kearney, advising multi-billion dollar companies, and held positions at Coca-Cola, GE Capital and Cargill. She graduated from Dillard University with a degree in accounting and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Married and mother of four children, she spends her free time running, yoga and reading.

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Célyne Fuselier

Very introverted and shy by nature, Célyne encountered difficulties expressing herself and daring to bring out her full potential - but also her ideas - when she was younger. Going to casting calls, talking to family or friends, passing an interview, expressing yourself in front of a man, or simply confronting your ideas... All these situations were simply impossible for her. Until one day she said stop. She understood that communication was an essential weapon, in this world, to exist, take one's place and be heard. It is also a key to truly being who we are. It is, at the same time, in multiple artistic and professional experiences (project manager, business engineer, recruiter, journalist/investigator, author, actress, social manager, etc.) that she armed herself to become an expert in communication and relationships. It is especially in her spiritual journey, where silence and solitude allowed her wonderful “dates with herself” (as she likes to call them) that her self-knowledge emerges more precisely. Today, she is an author, a trainer in storytelling, and a teacher in meditation of origins, and she accompanies children and adults thanks to her signature method: medytelling, an alloy of her two tools. For her, knowing yourself and accepting what is is part of the process of achieving more authentic and evident communication.

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