About Avon

 

AVON

Avon, known as the company for woman, has been a leading global beauty company for over 128 years, with more than 6 million active independent sales representatives and $10 billion in annual revenue. Avon is one of the largest direct selling companies in the world.

 

Avon products are sold in over 100 countries with a product line that includes color cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, bath & body, fashion, jewelry and products for the home. Avon is also a world leader in anti-aging skin care products and has well-known brands such as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques and mark see more

Avon’s History

David H. McConnell didn’t originally set out to create a beauty company. A traveling book salesman, he started Avon in 1886 after realizing his female customers were much more interested in the free perfume samples he offered than in his books. During his bookselling days, McConnell had also noticed that many of his female customers were left at home while their husbands went off to work. So he purposely recruited female sales Representatives. McConnell believed they had a natural ability to network with and market to other women, and a love for his products. At a time of limited employment options for women, the Avon earnings opportunity was a revolutionary concept. It marked the start of the company’s long and rich history of empowering women around the globe.

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Founder David H. McConnell – Creating the Company for Women

Avon Founder David H. McConnell offered women a rarity in 19th century America: a chance at financial independence. … see more

AVON Foundation for Women

Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families. It is an accredited 501 (c)(3) public charity in the United States. There are two very important areas that Avon focus’ on: Breast Cancer Research and access to care through Avon Breast Cancer Crusade; and also efforts to reduce domestic violence through the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.

imagesXDTSOF91Avon is the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause globally. They have donated more than $815 million for research and advancing access to care regardless of the persons ability to pay.

Did you know that one woman is diagnosed every three minutes in the U.S. alone?

Avon raises fund for both Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence through the special fundraising products sold by Avon Independent  Sales Representatives and through Avon Walk for Breast Cancer events throughout the year.

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Domestic V2Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse with the goal of establishing or maintaining power and control over the victim. It can happen occasionally or continuously and often worsens over time.

Did you know that one in four women in the U.S. will become victim of abuse in her life, with teens and young women are very vulnerable? 

Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, mental, and financial abuse. It knows no boundaries: Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. It is an epidemic that is widely felt but rarely discussed.

Through the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program Avon has provided close to $58 million for the cause of domestic violence in the U.S. This contribution is used to build awareness, educate, and improves prevention and direct service programs.

Avon Speak Out Against
Domestic Violence Mission
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