Carla Vernón is a true pioneer. She has shattered glass ceilings and broken barriers as the first Afro-Latina CEO of a publicly traded company in the US. As the CEO of Honest, a company dedicated to inspiring everyone to live consciously, Vernón brings a new era of leadership that reflects the diversity of Honest’s consumers.
Before joining Honest, Vernón served as the Vice President of Consumables Categories at Amazon.com, where she had P&L responsibility for Household Essentials, Wellness, Beauty, Baby, Food and Beverage categories on Amazon.com. She also had responsibility for technology development for those categories. Before joining Amazon, Vernón spent over two decades in various P&L leadership roles at General Mills.
Vernón’s impact on the business world is felt throughout the industry. She has been named one of Forbes’ “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech,” and her leadership has brought Honest a new era of growth and innovation. Vernón’s mission is to inspire everyone to love living consciously, and she is doing just that.
As a member of the Board of Trustees for Princeton University, Vernón is committed to service and has founded the nonprofit organization Latinas Who Tech (LWT), which aims to increase diversity in technology through mentorship programs, conferences, and networking opportunities for Latinx women professionals in Silicon Valley.
Vernón’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, a Master of Business Administration from Texas McCombs School of Business, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Carla Vernón is a true leader, a pioneer, and an inspiration to us all. Her success is a testament to the power of diversity and the limitless possibilities that exist when we break down barriers and empower everyone to strive for excellence.