Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
Estée Lauder, known as Josephine Esther Mentzer (July 1, 1906 - April 24, 2004) was the American co-founder, with her husband Joseph Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies, a pioneering cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on TIME magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988.
Aged 97, Lauder died of cardiopulmonary arrest on the 24th April 2004 at her home in New York, but her significance in the beauty industry the world remained. She left behind a lasting legacy and a brand name that is recognized in more than 120 countries.