This year, the fashion and beauty industries were turned on their heads: The physical landscape shifted as pop-ups and retail platforms replaced longstanding stores, marketing strategies were transformed as brands shifted focus to channels resonating with young audiences, and company values were reassessed to put transparency, inclusivity and sustainably at the center. At the same time, age-old conglomerates brought young, digitally native brands into their folds and businesses across categories hopped on the CBD bandwagon.

In our third annual Glossy 50 list, rolling out all week, we’re honoring the industry insiders responsible for driving these important changes. They include a project manager leading Instagram’s move to sales channel, the anonymous watchdogs using social media to advocate for transparency in beauty, and the fashion veteran making it easier for consumers to identify and support female-founded brands. 

Over the next five days, we’ll highlight their contributions to pushing the fashion and beauty industries forward. To see the first batch of honorees, all chosen for their impact on fashion, click here.