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    • 14 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Palomar Hotel

    Join BIW as we explore groundbreaking businesses reshaping sexual health and pleasure while challenging societal taboos. We'll discuss innovative products and initiatives led by female entrepreneurs, aiming to promote sexual wellness, empowerment, and inclusivity. Join us as we celebrate these trailblazers, identify trends, and foster collaboration within the industry.

    Guest Speakers

    Stephanie Elias

    Founder, Personal Fav 

    Sandy Vukovic

    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Playground


    Tuesday, May 14, 2024


    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


    Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles

    10740 Wilshire Blvd.

    Los Angeles, California 90024


    BEFORE 5/10

    member pricing: $88

    non-member pricing: $98


    AFTER 5/10

    member pricing: $98

    non-member pricing: $108

    cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

    price includes one drink per person, then cash bar

    valet parking only

    About Our Guest Speakers

    Stephanie Elias

    Founder, Personal Fav

    Stephanie Elias is the founder of the plant-based sexual wellness brand Personal Fav which strives to empower people to prioritize their pleasure as a part of their health and wellness.  A seasoned project manager and holistic health coach, Stephanie obsesses over clean formulations, chic packaging, and sex-positive education to make Personal Fav a celebrated new entrant in sexual wellness, driving the mainstream acclaim and distribution across wellness and beauty at retail.

    Sandy Vukovic

    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Playground

    Best known for spearheading development for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kat Von D, bareMinerals, and Buxom Cosmetics, Sandy Vukovic has created and grown some of the most recognizable and eponymous beauty brands for women today. Realizing that femtech products, including personal lubricants, still lacked the innovation and superior ingredient utilization that can greatly improve a woman’s sexual health, Sandy is excited to parlay her deep product development expertise into game-changing products for modern-day women. Her ultimate passion is to develop Playground into the leading female sexual wellness brand—because every woman deserves to feel great in their body.

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Location: TBD

    Vince Spinnato, Fragrance Developer

    Sarah Horowitz, Fragrance Developer

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Beauty Industry West (BIW) is a nonprofit trade organization focused on bringing together today's innovators, entrepreneurs, experts and future industry leaders.




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