A Women’s Entrepreneurship Event led by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) was held on Monday, July 29, in Glendale, Arizona.
Independent sales representatives from DSA member companies Amway, Arbonne International, Isagenix International and Mary Kay, Inc. participated in the event. The roundtable discussion focused on getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and the importance of family, freedom and flexibility to operate independent businesses.
“In 2018, 74.8 percent of direct sellers were women,” said DSA President Joseph N. Mariano. “Strong female leaders are critical to our industry and this entrepreneurship roundtable gives women involved in direct selling the opportunity to share their positive experiences with elected officials and to expand their leadership skills.”
Rep. Lesko said, “As a champion for entrepreneurs in Arizona and in Congress, I am dedicated to supporting women who are excited about building a business on their own terms and schedule. It was my pleasure to partner with the DSA on this roundtable and I applaud the Association for seeking out opportunities for their members to share their concerns and new ideas to help promote women in business.”