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Cover Stories take a deep dive into the month’s top trends or topics. These long-form articles can cover companies, issues or newsmakers in the direct selling channel.
Letting go of what was and doubling down on what’s next. We’re experiencing a return to normal. Does this phrase sound familiar? The pandemic brought an unexpected boom to the direct selling industry. Many companies saw revenue increases and incredible growth. As the pandemic has eased, so too has that explosive growth. Only 18 companies made our 2023 list of companies who experienced three consecutive years of revenue growth.
DSN recognizes—for the first time ever—a group of innovative trailblazers, whose contributions push their companies’ trajectories upward, while reshaping the direct selling channel for the rest of us. More than two dozen companies answered the call to nominate their most accomplished achievers under the age of 40, who exemplify the kind of leadership skills and innovation that best represents the future of the direct selling channel.
Hundreds of people representing 53 companies from around the world attended in person. And thousands more watched the event via free livestream. Awards and honors were revealed in several categories, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bravo Awards and the DSN Global 100 List.
How Gen X, Millennials & Gen Z really feel about direct selling. A first-of-its-kind study details how every generation of Americans across all genders, geographies and socio-economic levels perceive, engage with and measure success and opportunity in direct selling.
We were all hopeful that the record highs the direct selling channel experienced in 2020 and 2021 would continue its upward trajectory. But as we settle back into the normal rhythms of day-to-day life, we’re seeing that the macrotrends that were already in play before the pandemic are still inescapable.
The heartaches suffered, hurdles cleared and groundwork laid by direct selling’s extraordinary founding sisters are but one turn of a spinning wheel of inspiration. The next empowering turn comes from the bold, creative and tenacious spirits of these 35 current day female founders, whose modern leadership and vision reflects many of the ideals and principles of their predecessors.