In the spirit of National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, Dermalogica and their philanthropic organization FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) have set a new fundraising goal to help economically empower 50,000 women worldwide. This announcement comes with the launch of an entrepreneurship partnership with the United Nations Foundation (UNF), where Jane Wurwand, visionary philanthropist and cofounder of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), accepted a leadership role as special advisor to UNF’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, supporting their work with the United Nations to advance women and girls. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the FITE team will be participating in national panels and a weeklong series of events and celebrations with partners UNF, ongoing non-profit partner Kiva, Dell, and DWEN (Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network) at South by South West (SXSW). The events will culminate in San Francisco, where Wurwand will join Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation and Musimbi Kanyoro, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women in discussion with Norway’s first Woman Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, M.D., on the global economic state of women. "Dermalogica is and has always been a company about women's empowerment,” says Wurwand. “This is our brand DNA at its core. For more than 25 years, our business has been creating educational and professional opportunities for women around the world, and with this year's International Women's Day and activities throughout the month of March honoring women's work, all of us at Dermalogica are fully committed in reaching our goal of funding 50,000 women entrepreneurs.” Additionally, retail and online purchases made within Dermalogica’s concepts spaces during the week of March 8 to 15 will receive complimentary FITE donations towards a woman, and IDI training centers will make loans in honor of students attending classes. FITE will also match the donation for participants who make a $25 loan to a woman entrepreneur and credits the Dermalogica team on www.kiva.org.
For more information, visit www.joinFITE.org.