In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, a science-led technology-enabled beauty company. Listen in as Wong discusses her career journey, including her current position (0:50), what makes Olaplex different from other hair care brands (1:58), and how the bond-building hair technology works (3:15).

Furthermore, Wong discusses why it’s important for her to work with existing teams when joining a new company (4:16), and what she does to stay mentally healthy to fuel great leadership (6:25). She shares how mentorship has impacted her career growth (8:01), how she continues to pay it forward and mentor younger leaders (8:32), and what she’s looking forward to personally and professionally for the rest of 2022 (9:50).

This episode was recorded live at Shoptalk 2022 in Las Vegas.

JuE Wong has been a member of the Penelope Group GP — the general partner of Penelope Group Holdings — since February 2020, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Olaplex Holdings, Inc. since August 2021. She has served as our chief executive officer since Jan. 8, 2020, and has served as president and CEO of Olaplex Holdings, Inc. since August 2021. Ms. Wong has extensive experience in scaling business and financial performance for all classes of business, from emerging businesses, middle market growth organizations, and established/legacy companies. She has strategic and operating expertise in digital and technology-driven platforms of growth.

Prior to joining Olaplex, Ms. Wong served as the global CEO of Moroccanoil Inc. from 2017 to 2019, the president of Elizabeth Arden from 2015 to 2017, and the CEO of StriVectin from 2012 to 2015. Ms. Wong currently serves as a director for Cosmetics Executive Women and Committee of 200 (C200). She earned a B.A. (Honors) in Political Science from the Australian National University.

Date: April 12, 2022

Credits: JuE Wong

Duration: 12:01