CEO/President, Vera Moore Cosmetics
Vera Moore, a former actress-turned-entrepreneur, is President and CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics, a family business established in 1979. Ms. Moore was contracted as one of the first black actresses on the NBC soap operaAnother World, where she realized the void in the market for quality products for women of color. Her entrepreneurial journey has led to national recognition on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine, and her company has been featured in People magazine, Essence magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Moore was recognized by The Network Journal among its 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and received the Success Stories Award from Volvo Cars of North America. She is an active participant in the community and has served as a speaker at the National Minority Business Council Conference, Small Business Development Centers and the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. She is a board member of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce.