Name: Anna Spitzer
City: New York City
Company: Maybelline New York, a L’Oreal brand
Role: Director, Global Communications
Education: Indiana University
College Major: Communication & Culture, Journalism
How did volunteering shape your career path?
Volunteering has been a great way to meet new people and give back. I have been involved with She’s the First, a non-profit that partners with local organizations to make sure girls are educated, respected and heard, for the past 10 years. I have served on She’s the First’s dream team of volunteers, from supporting fundraisers to building relationships with brands. My experience has been complementary to my full-time job.
What are your daily responsibilities at Maybelline New York?
In my role as Director of Global Communications, I work closely with cross-functional teams and external partners to develop long-term plans focused on social cause and sustainability. It’s exciting to see Maybelline and L’Oreal Group’s new programming and commitments come to life in-market through employee upskilling, marketing strategies and packaging. The role has been both challenging and fulfilling as my team and I design a 5-year roadmap to launch a new global cause for Maybelline.
What did you wear to your interview with Maybelline?
When interviewing for my role, I wore a black dress similar to The Intro Dress from Suitably and black heels. I paired my look with my favorite Maybelline soft pink lipstick. It’s important to feel confident and comfortable, especially for a big interview!
What is the most rewarding part of the beauty industry?
I’m fortunate to work with inspiring people that know the beauty industry inside and out. I find inspiration in purpose-driven brands that are redefining the beauty landscape, specifically inclusivity, sustainability and innovation.
How can women make the most of their careers early on?
I’ve learned so much from authentic connections with women across industries and cultures. It’s important to ask for help and reciprocate it early on. The value of mentorship has stayed with me throughout my career.
Who is one woman you look up to?
My first manager, AJ Nicholas, has been a good friend and mentor of mine since I moved to NYC in 2019. She believed in me early in my career and taught me important leadership skills. Recently, she gave me advice for balancing work and family. As a new mom, I’m grateful for her support and guidance!
What is your favorite professional makeup look?
What one item should every young professional have in her closet?
A high quality black dress. I prefer sleeveless so it’s easy to dress up or down with a blazer or leather jacket.