Olay partners with Coursera to launch cosmetics science course

Olay partners with Coursera to launch cosmetics science course

THE WHAT? Olay has teamed up with Coursera to launch a new course, Introduction to Cosmetic Science and Ingredients, on the platform. The P&G-owned skin care brand’s Coursera debut is designed to attract more learners, specifically women and women of color, to enter the field of cosmetic science.

THE DETAILS The new STEM specialization is the first of a series, reflecting Olay’s commitment to double the number of women in STEM and triple the number of women of color in STEM by 2030. The pair will provide US$2 million in scholarships over three years to bolster this effort.

THE WHY? Rolanda Wilkerson, Senior Beauty Scientist at P&G, comments, “Olay is committed to positively impacting the STEM pipeline and supporting all women in STEM. This is why we are excited to collaborate with Coursera to put STEM education within reach for both current and aspiring STEM learners. Whether you are a skin care enthusiast or someone considering cosmetic science as a career, anyone, anywhere can now learn the basics of skin care from Olay scientists with the new ‘Introduction to Cosmetic Science and Ingredients’ course.”