Global New | Jan 19, 2021

135 years of overcoming barriers for a better world

135 years of overcoming barriers

For 135 years, we’ve been creating opportunities for individuals to earn and learn on their own terms. We’ve grown from a door-to-door book seller to one of the world’s biggest communities of beauty entrepreneurs.

In that time, we’ve watched the world change – through the Spanish flu, through two World Wars and now the coronavirus pandemic. We’re still here – and still fighting for a better world for women. Because we believe a better world for women is a better world for all. We want to overcome the barriers we face and become the best we can be.

Today, we’re a 5 million strong movement of beauty bosses. But that’s not all. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t just impact an individual, but also their family and community. That’s why we’re committed to key issues affecting women. Together, we can beat breast cancer and end violence against women and girls.

We’ve also supported communities through the coronavirus pandemic, donating hygiene products to local hospitals and medical centres, supporting our Representatives to manage their businesses safely, as well as our recent Isolated Not Alone campaign to reach out to those experiencing domestic violence during the lockdown. As part of the campaign, the Avon Foundation donated $1 million in grants to frontline organisations supporting survivors of domestic violence.

And we won’t stop there. In 2021, we’ll continue to create opportunities and to speak out on the issues that matter most. We’ve increased our fundraising targets we can donate more money to charities tackling breast cancer and violence against women, and we’ll continue to help women – and men – around the world become entrepreneurs. Every time you buy from Avon, you spark a chain of change.

Together, we can rebuild better and create a better world for women – and for all.