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Avon Declares Support for UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld and Avon general managers across the world pledged the company’s unwavering support for the United Nations (UN) Women’s Empowerment Principles. Avon leaders have written to the UN to declare support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which encourages organizations to take decisive action towards gender equality. The WEPs list steps that organizations…

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Avon Foundation for Women Announces $200,000 Grant for Vital Voices

Vital Voices

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women recently announced a new $200,000 grant to Vital Voices Global Partnership. The grant will fund Voices Against Violence, an initiative which builds on Avon’s long-standing commitment to help women and girls live safe lives, free from violence. The donation marks the Avon Foundation’s tenth year partnering with Vital Voices, bringing its total funding for…

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Q&A with Laurie Ann Goldman

Laurie Ann Goldman

Live Beautifully. Avon magic – which is one-part beauty, one-part iconic brand, and one-part powerful women! New Avon began the new year by welcoming in a new CEO. I recently connected with Laurie Ann Goldman to talk about her thoughts and impressions in her new role. She shares her insights and observations and future goals.…

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The China Conundrum

China

What will be the impact of China’s 100-day action on the direct selling channel going forward? Time will tell. When Direct Selling News released its Global 100 list of the top direct selling companies in the world in June, one country was conspicuously underrepresented. China, the second largest direct selling market, had only one company…

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Avon’s Zijderveld Named Founding Member of NYSE Board Advisory Council to Advance Board Diversity

NYSE Board Advisory Council

The New York Stock Exchange today announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which will proactively address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors. The Council is comprised of 13 Founding Member CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands, including Avon’s CEO Jan Zijderveld.…

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Avon Given Prestigious Cannes Lions Award

Cannes

Avon Product Inc. has been awarded its first Cannes Lions award for the “You’re Not Alone” campaign from the Avon Institute in Brazil. The campaign features domestic objects like pots and pans and cushions speaking out for the women experiencing violence to reinforce how invisible the problem can be when the only witnesses can’t tell…

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Avon Foundation for Women Doubles Funding for Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have announced nearly 200 scholarships to open up personal development opportunities for Avon Representatives and their families. This year’s program sees the Avon Foundation double its funding from $200,000 to over $400,000 to fuel learning opportunities. The Global Scholarship Program is part of Avon’s global stand4her plan, which aims to improve the lives…

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Avon UK, Changing Faces Join Forces to Change Perceptions Around Visible Differences

Changing Faces

Avon UK recently announced a partnership with Changing Faces, the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Following Avon UK’s support for Changing Faces’ #PledgeToBeSeen as part its global stand4her program, which aims to improve the lives of 100 million women each year, the organizations are now formally joining forces. Avon…

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Natura Acquiring Avon Products, Inc.

Natura

Natura &Co (B3: NATU3) announced late yesterday that it is acquiring Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) in an all-share transaction. The deal, valued by Natura at around $3.7 billion, caps Avon’s strategic pivot to focus on foreign markets, where sales have been stronger in recent years. The company moved its corporate headquarters to London in 2016…

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