Leslie Blodgett (Beauty Pioneer Award)
Creator of bareMinerals, former CEO of Bare Escentuals, Board Member of Every Mother Counts, Stella & Dot, and SPANX
Blodgett is a risk taker and is unafraid to accomplish the unthinkable. She “single-handedly made the mineral-makeup trend a thing,” once mentioned in her interview with Glamour Magazine. Blodgett went about her risk taking strategy and first began selling her makeup products on QVC. In 2016 she stepped down from her CEO position and left Bare Escentuals but still remain serving as a member of Shiseido Americas Creative Center.