Oh how time flies! It was only a couple of years ago when I made the drastic yet wise decision to leave my cushy job in the finance industry to pursue a career in the beauty industry. And many people asked me then, "why are you doing this?". My answer then (and still my answer now) :"because I believe beauty can change lives. "
You may decide to call me a feminist (which I absolutely love by the way) but for me, being in the beauty industry has always been about going "beyond beauty" and "changing lives". Knowing that you can make people beautiful while empowering their lives is a powerful thing, and one of the reasons why I love working for Avon-the largest engine of economic opportunity for women on earth.
But why do I love Avon so much? It's simply because......
"This is the company that puts mascaras on lashes and food on tables, that fights wrinkles with one hand and Breast Cancer with the other. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against Dosmetic Violence and for women's financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. The company that supports over 6 million Representatives in over 100 countries. The company, that for 125 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and above all for women."
Yesterday was certainly a reflection point for me, as I had the privilege to attend Avon's 125th Anniversary: Believe World Tour at Madison Square Garden. Feeling the love, joy, excitement and passion of over 5000 Independent Sales Representatives was truly inspiring and an absolute delight. And of course, seeing and meeting Fergie was a real treat too :)
Here are a couple of shots from the event...
Please join me in wishing Avon a "Happy 125th Birthday"
Our lovely CEO and one of our fabulous spokespersons, Andrea Jung and Fergie
Full House: Over 500 Independent Sales Representatives @ New York stop for Believe World Tour
Andrea Jung and Fergie giving Help USA a helping hand
My role model, Andrea Jung, one of the most powerful women in the world.
Fergie unveils her new fragrance with Avon, Outspoken INTENSE.
Remain delicious in pink,
Photo credit: Personal shots and Avon Media