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
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
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.