Delegate Profile

Karen Young

Job TitleFounder

Company NameThe Young Group


The Young Group is an international marketing and product development company in the beauty business, founded in 1999 by Karen Young, with offices in New York and Paris. Previously Karen was Vice President of Marketing & Advertising for Lancôme, with responsibility for product development and sales promotion. Before Lancôme, she spent seventeen years at Estée Lauder, in a variety of executive positions, including Executive Director of Color Cosmetics.

Clients include 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Bath and Body Works, Neutrogena, Canyon Ranch, Christian Dior Beauté, Shiseido, Parfums Givenchy, Unilever  and L’Oréal.

Karen is an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching product development in the Master's program in Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing. She is also a certified personal trainer and nutritionist.

Conference Sessions

  • Faster beauty: decoding product development for marketers and R&D

    Thursday10:00 - 12:1518 Oct 2018
    Marketing Trends & Regulations Theatre 2

    For brands to innovate faster, better and smarter, teams must improve their agility and communication among marketing and technical staff, as well as external i...

    • Language: English

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