Nicole Monson

SVP of Equity & Engagement at The Estée Lauder Companies

Nicole Monson was named Senior Vice President of Equity and Engagement in March of 2021. In this role, Monson is an important member of ELC’s senior leadership team and she works across all areas of the business to develop the company’s long-term Equity and employee Engagement strategy and enterprise-wide capabilities. She leads the development and implementation of proactive Equity and Engagement initiatives to create a workforce that is more representative and responsive to people of all backgrounds, where all have an opportunity to succeed. Additionally, Monson leads the company’s Racial Equity Initiative, which includes finalizing and implementing a strategy to ensure ELC achieves its Racial Equity Commitments. Monson has an extensive proven track record of providing business partners with strategic legal counsel on a wide range of employment and compliance topics, a background that will serve her well in her new role. In her most recent position as SVP, deputy general counsel, global employment, ethics and legal privacy, Nicole oversaw the Employment Law, Ethics and Legal Privacy teams and worked to advance the Legal strategy for employment, ethics and privacy globally to protect the company’s interests and mitigate risks associated with new laws and regulations, growth of digital platforms, new global acquisitions and an increased regulatory environment. Since joining the company in 2014 as Vice President, Employment Counsel, her role has continuously expanded and evolved with new responsibilities. She has more than 20 years of relevant experience across labor and employment law and compliance. She earned her J.D. from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. from Spelman College.


  • SVP of Equity & Engagement

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