A Message From The Creator

You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.

Iyanla Vanzant

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Avon CEO Andrea Jung

Homa Khaleeli

The Guardian, March 7, 2011

Article History

Andrea Jung

11 years as chief executive of Avon make Jung the longest serving female head of a Fortune 500 company

Jung, 51, takes the lipstick index to heart – the idea that in a recession women spend more, not less, on small luxuries such as Avon’s makeup. When the recession bit in 2009, she went on a recruiting drive for new door-to-door representatives, which turned out, she says, to be “the most cost-effective campaign we’ve done”.

It’s ideas such as this that have kept her at the top for 11 years – as the longest-serving female CEO of a Fortune 500 company – and the one who turned Avon’s fortunes around. But she also stands out because the company not only relies on women for its business, branding itself as “the company for women”, but because Jung insists Avon should “empower women”. If the idea of a multinational makeup corporation making such claims makes you feel queasy, it’s easier to swallow once you remember that not only are almost all of its reps women, but, according to the Financial Times, the company is one of the most diverse of the world’s biggest companies. “Women account for roughly half of each of the top two layers of managers, and four of the nine members of its external board,” the paper says.

Then there is the Avon Foundation, which is dedicated to women’s causes and supports breast cancer research as well as speaking out against domestic violence.

Local Inspiration

Anne Burke

Anne Burke

Justice, Illinois Supreme Court’s First District

Before Justice Anne Burke was elected to the Supreme Court in 2008, she was a leading advocate for Chicago’s vulnerable young people and children with disabilities. She founded Chicago Special Olympics, which grew to become the International Special Olympics, representing more than 160 countries. Ms. Burke currently serves on many boards, including the Catholic Theological Union, The Chicago Community Trust Persons with Disabilities Fund Advisory, 100 Club of Chicago and Chicago Bar Association.

Women In The News

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Joins Good360 as New Chairman of the Board

Fiorina brings innovation and insight to the world’s largest online product donation marketplace

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Good360 (www.good360.org) announced today that Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of HP, is taking on the role of chairman of the board. Fiorina first shared the announcement today on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” a morning news and talk program where the biggest names in business and politics bring their most important stories. Click to watch a message from Fiorina about her new role.

“We are thrilled to have Carly on board as she is undoubtedly one of the most recognized business leaders in the world,” said Good360 President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. “We are driven by a vision that demands constant innovation and I am certain that her experience, insight and passion will help us continue to strengthen nonprofits and expand corporate citizenship. Carly has truly embraced Good360 and will be a fantastic champion of our mission.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to lead Good360, an organization whose time has come,” said Carly Fiorina. “Good360 has developed the largest online product donation marketplace with a differentiated IT platform and a world class logistics operation. Good360 creates a circle of good – good for companies, good for communities, good for the environment and good for people in need.”

As the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, Fiorina led the reinvention of HP, tripling its rate of innovation, achieving market leadership, transforming its cost structure and accelerating growth. Under her leadership, HP became a leader in every product category and market segment in which it competed.  At the same time, HP developed a product donation relationship with Good360 that continues today.

Fiorina joins Good360 as the nonprofit prepares to introduce a cutting-edge upgrade to its online donation marketplace that will better serve the vast and exponentially increasing needs of its growing charitable network that currently includes 26,000 nonprofits. Through Fiorina’s reputation and visibility, Good360 will continue to work with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and to restore and protect the planet.

Once named Fortune‘s Most Powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years, Fiorina currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Fiorina is also engaged in policy formulation and philanthropy. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Foundation for Health Coverage Education and as a Co-Chair of the US Leadership in Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as on the Leadership Council of the Initiative for Global Development. Fiorina is a founding supporter of the African Leadership Academy and a founder of the One Woman Initiative. She has been a member of the Boards of Kellogg Company, Cisco Systems, Merck and Taiwan Semiconductor. She is a cancer survivor who openly tells her story, acting as a Global Envoy for Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG organization. Fiorina earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Fiorina will replace Gail Aldrich, who is stepping down after nine years of leadership on the board of directors at Good360 to become chair of AARP’s board of directors.

About Good360
Consistently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten most cost-efficient charities in America, Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits.  These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers, building supplies and much more.  On behalf of several Fortune 500 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of more than 26,000 pre-vetted organizations.

 

SOURCE Good360

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