Dermalogica Founder Appointed White House PAGE Ambassador

Dermalogica founder Jane WurwandDermalogica founder Jane Wurwand was recently recognized as a PAGE (Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship) Entrepreneurial Ambassador by President Barack Obama at the 7th Annual Global Economic Summit in Palo Alto, CA. Wurwand, who has helped thousands of women fund and start their own businesses, was one of the four new ambassadors welcomed into the program. Established in 2014, the PAGE initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between celebrated American entrepreneurs, the White House, the State Department, and the Department of Commerce, to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both in the U.S. and abroad. The 21 PAGE Ambassadors lend their platform, time, and leadership to support entrepreneurship and commit to a signature initiative to further that aim. Wurwand was chosen to represent this honorable program due to the work she has done through Dermalogica’s FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) initiative, which provides women with access to small business loans and resources. FITE also supports educational efforts for women and girls, as well as local initiatives that allow them to highlight important issues in their communities. Since its launch, FITE has assisted more than 75,000 women worldwide. “It is an incredible honor to be given this platform to support entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world,” says Wurwand. “I’ve seen first-hand how giving women the opportunity to follow their dreams can spark a chain reaction that not only changes her life, but the lives of the people around her. The salon industry is a blueprint for entrepreneurial success and women won 64 percent of all salons globally as compared to 32 percent in any other business’ sector. With the support of the PAGE program, I am confident that we can help even more women access education and resources that will help them succeed as an entrepreneur, benefitting her community and our economy as a whole.”