Industry with Heart: Avon
Avon is dedicated to empowering women all over the world by providing an opportunity to work from home, enabling them to build a successful career as they raise their families and pursue other personal goals. For 50 years, the Avon Foundation has also committed itself to empowering women, and today is focused on fighting the ongoing battles against breast cancer and domestic violence, as well as promoting the value of education and economic advancement.
Breast cancer, domestic violence and education are linked together by the millions of women around the world who are affected by each and, as a result, are the three pillars of the Avon Foundation. Founded in 1955, the Avon Foundation strives to "improve the lives of women and their families" and is now fulfilling this mission through philanthropy in 50 countries worldwide. As of 2005, more than $450 million has been raised and awarded to help increase awareness and end breast cancer and domestic violence.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world''s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through 5.4 million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon''s product line includes beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com
Source: Avon Products, Inc.
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