Karen Williams is Global Academy and Education Director at MAKE UP FOR EVER. Every day, she teaches young people how to become make-up artists.
She came from a very polyglot family and lived all over the world: Germany, Africa, India, Portugal, wondering what she wanted to become. She dreamed herself as a make-up artist for horror films. Then she came to France and graduated from a make-up school. For twenty year, she has been working her way out to backstage, advertising, etc. in the make-up sector.
One day, Karen Williams was working as a make-up trainer at Parfums Christian Dior, when she met with a neuroscientist researcher named Kate-Mary. Kate-Mary was working on people’s brain and how they learn. At first sight, she appeared to Karen as eccentric. But then she turned out to be her role model.
Kate-Mary taught Karen how to be a better person and a much stronger manager. She checked Karen to be who she is today, including from a vocational perspective. She taught her about education.
And when Karen became Global Academy and Education Director at MAKE UP FOR EVER three years ago, she wanted to pay tribute to Kate-Mary. Thanks to her she realized that education is everything.