Leaders of Change Awards celebrates the passionate leaders and effective organisations in beauty and wellness, committed to make a positive impact on society and planet.


Nominations are open for Leaders of Change Awards by INNOCOS, recognizing beauty and wellness leaders with the ability to influence and enthuse others through personal advocacy, vision and drive in three distinguished categories: sustainability, social impact and industry disruption.

The Leadership Awards have been created by INNOCOS events to recognize and honour managers and leaders in the beauty industry, who have significantly contributed to the success of their company by developing, enhancing and expanding the practice of innovation. 

Awards Categories


Pandemic Response Leader
Recognizing beauty/wellness industry leaders for new product, or policies, or anything else designed to mitigate either the health effects of COVID-19 or the economic effects of lockdowns.
Sustainability Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for initiatives to advance transparency, sustainability and the highest standards in clean beauty movement, developed with consideration for the human and environmental health impact.
Blue Planet Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact helping preserve our planet. It can be anything from zero waist products to educate, creating movements inspiring positive change.
Circular Economy Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their efforts on circularity as an important step forward in developing more sustainable goods and processes.
Black Lives Matter Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in Black Lives Matter social movement, that inspired positive change.
Women’s Rights Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in Women’s rights movement, that inspired positive change.
Inclusivity Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in promoting inclusivity and the authentic representation of all ages, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community and racial diversity.
Health and Wellbeing Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders, who have contributed to communities around the world by developing and implementing holistic health and beauty products, that educate and help improve your mental and physical well being to community around the world
Recognizes Beauty/wellness industry leaders who is disrupting the industry and blazes a trial for others to follow by introducing newproduct, services, formula, packaging, supply chain.
Entrepreneur 2020
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for launching successful company/product into the marketplace in 2020.This is a text block. You can use it to add text to your template.
World Changing Leader Of The Year in Beauty and Wellness
The most world changing leader of the year will be selected by INNOCOS Beauty Influence Network advisory board. The winner will be selected from the wide list of finalists (three finalists per each category) and judged on the quality, breadth, and ambition of their submitted work.

"COVID-19 is fundamentally changing the world of beauty and this is the time when the industry leaders are redefining the boundaries of technology, setting a higher standard for sustainability, empowering an ever-changing consumer and inspiring disruptive innovations. Celebrating Leaders of Change makes us all realize that making change is possible and can bring people and brands together to do something good!"
said founder of INNOCOS, Irina Kremin.

Eligibility & Requirements


This award will be presented to

...an outstanding innovation leader who has contributed to a culture of change, demonstrated a unique approach with a strong potential impact and stimulated team members to innovate. Nominees must currently be holding a leadership position and leading a team within the organization. They have either innovated a service/process, developed a product innovation or brought it to market. Nominations are open for leaders in the cosmetics and personal care value chain, from raw material suppliers to retailers.

Applicants must present accomplishments

...related to the nominee’s current position.
All candidates will be judged based on the following 3 criteria:
-Change: Is the candidate’s contribution new to the world, new to the industry or a renovation?
-Impact: How does it result in fundamental changes to people, industry, planet, society?
-Strategy and Tools: How has the change contributed to meeting the strategy of the organization, business unit or department and what tools, method or approach did the nominee use to drive innovation?

Application timeline

Online applications are now open; The last date to submit nominations is December 31, 2020

Application process

Please complete the online form to submit your final application: here>
Upon completion, you will be sent a confirmation message.

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We wish you the best of luck and look forward to your APPLICATION!