Every year on August 26 we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a holiday that commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment which gave U.S. women the right to vote. This monumental achievement only came about because of the tireless efforts of passionate, fearless women—something that still inspires us a century later, and helps drive our mission to celebrate women’s power to make a beautiful and positive impact in the world.
Ahead of our time.
We started empowering women early on. In 1886 (34 years before women earned the right to vote!), Avon’s founder, David H. McConnell, provided an opportunity for women to earn money on their own terms. He recognized women’s passion for beauty and innate networking skills, and felt inspired to recruit women as Sales Representatives.
Avon was far ahead of its time in empowering women to run their own businesses:
95 years before the first woman was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
77 years before the first woman traveled into space.
76 years before the first woman took the reins of a Fortune 500 company.
34 years before women in the U.S. had the right to vote.
17 years before the first woman won the Nobel Prize.
We’re extremely proud of our legacy of empowering women, and we’re excited to keep building on it by supporting our thriving community of Representatives.
Growing our support.
Whether they choose to sell Avon as a side hustle or as a full-time gig, a huge number of our Representatives are women fulfilling dreams and helping to make life beautiful in their neighborhoods.
And you can lend your support! By shopping with a Representative, you become a part of Avon’s legacy of empowering women—and you get some special perks, too! We know mascara can’t change the world, but we’re confident that the woman who wears it can.
Our long history has allowed us to create products with real staying power, too. Our most iconic lines like Skin So Soft
, Anew Ultimate
and Avon True Color
are as fresh today as they were when they first debuted, and they’ve become staples for a reason.
Our Representatives’ dedication, passion and achievements continue to inspire us. It’s an honor to support and help facilitate their goals, and we’re so glad to celebrate them—today and every day!
Interested in building your own business and making a beautiful and positive impact in the world? Become a Representative
now to get started.