Awards

2022

Fast Company World Changing Ideas

Sephora is named a finalist for the Black-Owned Brands Beauty Campaign and Black Beauty Is Beauty Film

Fast Company World Changing Ideas

Sephora is named a finalist for Color iQ

Clio Award

Bronze Award: Digital/Mobile for Black Beauty is Beauty and the Google Hack

Cilo Award

Bronze Award: Fashion/Beauty for Black Beauty is Beauty and the Google Hack

Cilo Award

Bronze Award: Public Relations for Multicultural Products/Service for Black Beauty is Beauty and the Google Hack

Clio Award

Bronze Award: Film for Products/Service for “The Beauty of Blackness” documentary by Sephora, Digitals and Vox

Webby Awards

Advertising, Media & PR: Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign for Sephora – Black Beauty is Beauty – Winner

Webby Awards

Advertising, Media & PR: Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign for Sephora – Black Beauty is Beauty – Winner, People’s Voice

Cannes Lion Award

Silver Lion Award in the Public Relations / Retail category for the “Black Beauty is Beauty” campaign

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Sephora is named a winner for the “Black Beauty is Beauty” campaign

2021

Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Sephora scored 100%

LVMH Ideal Awards

15 Percent Pledge & The Racial Bias in Retail Study

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies

Sephora ranks #7 on the Honorees by Beauty Sector

Forbes America’s Best Large Employers

Sephora ranks #76 out of 500

Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity Award 2021

Sephora ranks #52 out of 500

Webby Awards

We Belong to Something Beautiful is a Webby Winner in Social: Diversity & Inclusion

Webby Awards

We Belong to Something Beautiful is a Webby Winner in Social: Best Social Video Series

Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates

Sephora ranks #31 out of 250

Forbes America’s Best Large Employers

Sephora ranks #76 out of 500

Telly Awards

Bronze Telly Winner: Social Video Series-Series: D&I: We Belong to Something Beautiful

Telly Awards

Silver Telly Winner: Social Video Series-Series: Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle: We Belong to Something Beautiful

Telly Awards

Bronze Telly Winner: Social Video Series-Series: D&I: We Belong to Something Beautiful

Forbes Best Employers for Women

Sephora ranks #2 out of 300

2020

  • Human Rights Campaign 2020 Corporate Equality Index – Sephora scored 100%
  • Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies – Sephora ranks #6 on the Honorees by Beauty Sector
  • Forbes Best Employers for Women 2020 – Sephora ranks 116 out of 300
  • Forbes America’s Best-in-State Employers – Sephora ranks #36 out of 100 on the list for Florida
  • Forbes America’s Best Employees for New Grads – Sephora ranks #7 out of 250
  • Digiday Resilience Awards – Sephora awarded for Modern Retail in the ‘Team’ category
  • Diversity Journal Innovations in Diversity Awards – Sephora awarded for our submission: “We Belong to Something Beautiful” – Leading the Way in Beauty and Retail DEI.”  

2019

  • CEW Top Talent Awards – Jennifer Cohen, Senior Director of Merchandising, Makeup, Sephora
  • Clio Awards – Brave Beauty 
  • CommerceNexty Award: Most Effective Social Strategy – #SephoraSquad
  • Digiday Content Marketing Awards: Best Experiential Marketing Campaign – SEPHORiA 
  • Event Marketer EX Awards: Best Production of an Event (Silver Award) – SEPHORiA
  • Fast Company 50 best workplaces for Innovators – Sephora inclusion
  • Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies – Sephora ranks #2 on the Honorees by Beauty Sector
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity – Sephora ranks #164 out of 500 companies on the total list and #6 among retailers
  • Forbes Best Employers for Women – Sephora Ranks #20 out of #300 
  • Forbes Best Employers in America – Sephora ranks #61 
  • Forbes Best Employers for New Grads – Sephora ranks #34
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index – Sephora received 100%
  • Indeed Top-Rated Workplace: Best Retailers – Sephora
  • Newsweek: America’s Best Companies for Customer Service List – Sephora ranks 2 in Perfume and Cosmetics 
  • Webby Awards: 
    • Bold Beauty: Bold Beauty for The Transgender Community
    • Enabling A Workforce with Disabilities
    • Peoples’ Choice: Sephora Saved My Son
  • WWD Beauty Inc Awards – Corporate Citizenship – Sephora 

2018

  • Brand Innovators “Top 100 Women in Brand Marketing” – Deborah Yeh, CMO, Sephora 
  • CEW Top Talent Awards – Brooke Banwart, VP of Merchandising (Fragrance), Sephora
  • CLIO Fashion & Beauty Awards: Silver Award – Beauty Insider Community (Digital/Mobile Website)
  • Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies: SEPHORA #36 in total, and #3 in Retail
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers: Sephora ranked #104 
  • Forbes Best Employers for Diversity: Sephora ranked #145 
  • Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates – Sephora ranked 198 out of 250 
  • Forbes Best Employers for Women – Sephora ranked 15 out of 300
  • Glossy Awards: Best Campaign by a Traditional Beauty Brand – Sephora (Holiday 2017) 
  • Glossy Awards: Innovation Team of the Year – Sephora Innovation Lab 
  • L2 Digital IQ Index: Specialty Retail US 2017 #1 – Sephora
  • Loyalty 360: Customer Experience Team Award -Sephora’s Beauty Insider program 
  • Loyalty 360: Customer Focus Award – Sephora’s Beauty Insider program 
  • National Mother’s Day Committee: Outstanding Mother of the Year Award – Artemis Patrick, Chief Merchant, Sephora
  • Retail Design Institute Excellence in Design and Execution Awards – Sephora Studio 
  • World Retail Congress Retailer of the Year – Sephora 
  • World’s Simplest Brands Index: Top Performing Brands List – Sephora

2017

  • BrandSpark Most Trusted E-Commerce Winner, Beauty – Sephora Canada 
  • CLIO Fashion & Beauty Awards: Silver Award – Sephora Virtual Artist
  • Conde Nast and Goldman Sachs 2017 Love List Brand Affinity Index, #2 – Sephora
  • Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards: Honorable Mention – Sephora Reservation Assistant 
  • Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Women #29 – Sephora
  • Glassdoor.com Highest Rated CEOs 2017, Rank #45 – Calvin McDonald, President & CEO, Sephora
  • Glossy 50: New Face of Beauty- Lucinda Newcomb, VP Digital, Sephora
  • Internet Retailer’s The Hot 100: The Year’s Most Innovative E-Retailers – Sephora
  • L2 Digital IQ Index – Specialty Retail US 2017 #1 – Sephora
  • Luxury Daily: Women to Watch 2018: Johnna Marcus, Snr Director Innovation Lab, Sephora
  • Retail Dive 2017 Dive Awards: Store Concept of the Year – Sephora
  • The Glossy Awards: Best Use of VR/AR By a Beauty Brand – Sephora Virtual Artist 
  • Top Bots 100 Best Bots for Brands & Businesses – Sephora Messenger 
  • Webby Award: People’s Voice – Sephora App
  • Yahoo Diversity Award: Beauty Award for Best App – Sephora App

2016

  • Essence 2016 Best in Black Beauty Awards: “Fave E-Commerce Beauty Site” – Sephora.com
  • Forbes Best Employers 2016: Rank #158 – Sephora
  • Glassdoor.com Highest Rated CEOs 2016, Rank #50 – Calvin McDonald, President & CEO, Sephora
  • Internet Retailer Excellence Awards: Mobile Commerce Award – Sephora
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Genius, Rank #1 – Sephora 
  • WWD Visionary of the Year – Sephora 

2015

  • Forbes Best Employers 2015 (Retail & Wholesale), Rank #26 – Sephora
  • Glassdoor.com Highest Rated CEOs 2015, Rank #17 – Calvin McDonald, President & CEO, Sephora
  • innoCos Digital #beauty20 Awards: Best App & Best eCommerce – Sephora To Go & Sephora.com
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Genius, Rank #1 – Sephora 
  • Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards: Best Beauty App – Sephora To Go
  • Mobile Commerce Awards: Mobile Merchandiser of the Year – Sephora
  • NRF Foundation: Inaugural Gala: The List of People Shaping Retails Future (The Power Players) – Margarita Arriagada, Chief Merchant,Sephora
  • Real Simple 15 Years of Beauty Breakthroughs: Online Beauty – Sephora.com
  • Retail Council of Canada: Excellence in Retailing (In-Store Experience and Design) – Sephora Robson

2014

  • Allure Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Specialty Store – Sephora
  • Allure Beauty Breakthroughs: SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ
  • Beauty Inc. The 50 Most Influential People in Beauty: Christopher de Lapuente, Global CEO, Sephora
  • Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards: Retailer with Best Exclusive Buys – Sephora
  • 30th Annual DreamBall: Outstanding Leaders in Beauty and Wellness – Margarita Arriagada, Chief Merchant, Sephora
  • Emerging Payment Awards: Best Digital Gifting Program – Sephora and CashStar
  • Entrepreneur 120 Most Trusted Brand, Rank #1 – Sephora
  • InStyle 15 Best Beauty Apps – Sephora To Go
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Genius, Rank #1 – Sephora 
  • Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards: Most Amazing E-Commerce Experience – Sephora.com
  • WWD Beauty Inc Awards: Digital Innovator of the Year (Prestige) – Sephora Beauty Board

2013

  • InStyle #BestOfDigi: Pre-Shop Prep – Sephora To Go App
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Genius, Rank #1 – Sephora 
  • Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards: Most Amazing E-Commerce Experience – Sephora.com
  • National Mother’s Day Committee: Outstanding Mother Awards – Margarita Arriagada, Chief Merchant, Sephora

2012

  • InStyle Best of the Web: Top Notch Previews – Sephora.com
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Gifted, Rank #4 – Sephora 
  • Stores Magazine Employee’s Choice Awards: Best Companies to work for in 2012, Rank #39– Sephora 
  • Stores Magazine Hot 100 Retailers – Sephora (Rank #50)
  • WWD Beauty Inc Awards: Digital Innovator of the Year (Prestige) – Sephora 

2011

  • InStyle Best of the Web: Trendsetters’ Web Faves (Emily Weiss) – Sephora.com
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Specialty Retail) Gifted, Rank #4 – Sephora 
  • L2: Digital IQ Index (Beauty) Gifted, Rank #6 – Sephora 
  • WWD Beauty Inc Awards: Retailer of the Year (Prestige) – Sephora 

2010

  • FiFi Awards: Top Scorer in the Fragrance Foundation’s Fall 2009-Spring 2010 Certification Program for Fragrance Sales Specialists – Sephora Prudential Center Cast Member, Amy Cuadra
  • Teen Vogue Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards: Best Beauty Store – Sephora

2009

  • Allure A-List: Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Miami, Chicago
  • Brides Beauty Awards: Readers’ Choice Best Brushes – Sephora Brand Makeup Brushes
  • Disability Matters Conference: Award for Marketing – Sephora Store Marketing
  • Lucky Readers’ Choice: Best Website (Beauty) – Sephora
  • WWD Beauty Biz Awards: Specialty Retailer of the Year

2008

  • Allure A-List: Best Beauty Boutique in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Washington, DC, Seattle
  • Cosmetic Executive Women: Achiever Awards – Betsy Olum, SVP Marketing, Sephora
  • Lucky Readers’ Choice: Best Website (Beauty) – Sephora
  • Skin Cancer Foundation: Skin Sense Awards – David Suliteanu, President & CEO, Sephora

2007

  • Allure A-List: Best Beauty Boutique in New York City, Boston, Miami and Chicago
  • FiFis: Retailer of the Year (joint award winner with Macy’s)
  • Lucky Readers’ Choice: Best Website (Beauty) – Sephora 
  • Lucky Editors’ and Readers’ Choice: Best Chain Store (Beauty) – Sephora 
  • NPD: Prestige Beauty Impact Award – Sephora 

2006

  • WWD Beauty Biz Awards: Retailer of the Year Specialty – Sephora inside JCPenney
  • Zagat Survey: 2006 New York City Shopping, Most Popular (Chains) – Sephora

2005:

  • Internet Retailer: Best of the Web Top 50 (Beauty and Personal Care) – Sephora.com
  • SHOP Etc: Best Beauty Department or Specialty Store and Best Beauty Web Site – Sephora
  • WWD Beauty Biz Awards: Retailer of the Year (Prestige) – Sephora 

2001:

  • Lucky Readers’ Choice: Best Beauty Stores and Brands (Best Selection and Best Color Cosmetics Products) – Sephora