Avon Foundation for Women

Championing women’s causes for over six decades

The Avon Foundation for Women, founded in 1955, tackles the causes that matter most to women, taking a female-centric approach to break down traditional barriers and build a better future for women. Its ethos is based on the belief that the greater the support, the more empowered women feel to take control of their own safety and health. 

Over the last six decades Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed over $1 billion USD to the causes that matter most to women. Working in partnership with affiliate Avon Foundations and Avon countries around the world, the Avon Foundation for Women is a driving force behind charitable, scientific, educational and humanitarian work that improve the lives of women and their families.

From raising awareness, to delivering lifesaving resources, we are deeply proud of the Avon Foundation for Women and its pioneering work on women’s causes.

Fighting for women for over

60

years

More than

$1 billion USD

donated for safer, better lives 

In over

50

markets worldwide

Pioneering work for women's causes

The Avon Foundation for Women leads initiatives on breast health awareness and prevention through the Avon Breast Cancer Promise, and endevours to help end gender-based violence through the Avon Promise to End Violence Against Women and Girls. It uses two key strategies:

Assembling partners and thought leaders to collaborate and share best practices. 

Educating the public and key audiences to change behaviour and improve the lives of women around the world.

The Avon Foundation for Women aims to accelerate progress, accountability and discovery, and reduce the social stigma that sometimes keeps these issues hidden.

Programmes

Through the Avon Breast Cancer Promise, the Avon Foundation for Women educates women about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and ensures they know where to go for help. Through the Avon Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls, the Avon Foundation for Women works towards a world where women and girls are free from the fear of violence or abuse. Through the Global Scholarship Programme, the Avon Foundation for Women awards academic scholarships to Beauty Entrepreneurs and their families, as part of an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning. Select a programme below to read more. 

Avon Foundation for Women Board of Directors

Amy Greene
Amy Greene

Chair

Natalie Deacon
Natalie Deacon

President

Miguel Fernandez
Miguel Fernandez

Vice President

Jonathan Myers
Jonathan Myers

Vice President

Kay Nemoto
Kay Nemoto

Vice President

Samantha Jackson
Samantha Jackson

Treasurer

Additional Officer: Ginny Edwards
Additional Officer: Ginny Edwards

Secretary

The Avon Foundation is a force for good.

 

As attitudes continue to change – from fear and isolation to knowledge, action and empowerment – so do the lives of countless women everywhere.