Posts Tagged ‘women’

CBD Direct Sellers Highlighted in Chicago Tribune Story

CBD

A recent story by the Chicago Tribune noted two direct selling companies—Hempworx and Zilis—that are giving moms new side hustles selling CBD oil. According to the article, CBD oil is the latest in a string of products that women, many of them mothers, are selling and recruiting others to sell. In the U.S., the availability of CBD products grew by…

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Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

What used to be friendly territory is now a battleground. The gig economy is no longer an outlier. According to a recent McKinsey Global report titled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy found that 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some…

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Seldia Releases New Survey on European Direct Sellers

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Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, recently released a new survey on direct sellers in the European Union. Seldia commissioned Ipsos, a Paris-based global market research firm, to conduct a socio-economic study on the direct selling salesforce. This is the first such report in the last 10 years to cover the makeup and motivation of…

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Mary Kay Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Cancer Research Grants

Mary Kay Foundation

The Mary Kay FoundationSM recently announced its 2018 cancer grant recipients. The Foundation awards grants annually to top research institutions in the US that are conducting innovative research to better understand cancers that affect women. Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded more than $28 million in grants to universities and medical centers around the country.…

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Tupperware Releases 2016-2017 Sustainability Report

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Orlando, Fla.-based Tupperware Brands Corporation released its 2016–2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report detailing its latest efforts to make a lasting effect on the lives of women globally and to reduce environmental impact. “At Tupperware Brands, we recognize our responsibility as a global leader to play an active role in the lives of our 3…

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Avon Helps Found First Breast Cancer Support Center in Russia

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Photo: St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia Avon Products, the second-largest direct seller in the world, announced the grand opening of the first Breast Cancer Support Centre in Moscow, Russia, to provide support for women with breast cancer. The center, called Vmeste (meaning “together”), was founded by London-based Avon Products and the National…

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Avon Foundation to Support UK in Combating Gender-Based Violence

This past week, Northern Ireland’s most influential leaders from the legal, prosecution, law enforcement and frontline support sectors gathered in Belfast for the first-ever Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence held in the U.K. Funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, the Institute is an innovative and interactive training program that provides participants with the tools…

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Avon Convenes 16th Justice Institute in Romania

In November, Avon convened its 16th Justice Institute on gender-based violence. The goal of the Institute is to improve the quality of legal protections for gender violence victims and guarantee their effective application. Held in Romania, the initiative brought together judges, judicial officials, prosecutors, law enforcement officials and representatives of government agencies. Top non-governmental organizations…

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Avon Foundation Recognized for Global Efforts to End Violence Against Women

The Avon Foundation for Women was recently globally recognized for its work to end violence against women by non-governmental organization Together For Girls. In partnership with national governments, civil society and the private sector, Together for Girls brings attention to the issue of violence against girls in support of country-driven efforts for change. Every year,…

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