Global network of beauty entrepreneurs

Since 1886, we’ve been amazed by stories of fearless women breaking barriers across the globe. They’re doing it for themselves, and for their communities. 

But there is still more work to do, millions of women and girls are unable to fulfil their dreams due to economic, social and political barriers, or simply because of their gender.

In 2018 our CEO Jan Zijderveld, chaired roundtable discussions in London and New York with leading thinkers and activists on women’s economic empowerment.

Key topics included the increased need for more widespread flexible working options, and the importance of mentoring and access to lifelong learning.


A diverse group attended our economic participation roundtables, including: 

Oxford Economics

Global Thinkers Forum

Digital Mums

Vital Voices

the HeForShe movement

Women Deliver 

UN Women

“Championing women’s economic participation is at the very core of Avon’s business, and has been since its foundation. We connect women through a powerful global network where they can share knowledge, develop skills and build businesses. But there is still so much more to be done to help more women to be successful, in their own way and on their own terms.”

Jan Zijderveld, Avon CEO

Avon Foundation Global Scholarship Programme

The Avon Foundation for Women awards academic scholarships to our beauty entrepreneurs and their families, as part of an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning.

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