A World of Possibility is Within Your Reach
One woman I have tremendous respect for is Jane Wurwand, the founder and owner of Dermalogica. For over 25 years, she has not only built the skincare industry’s # 1 professional brand, but her International Dermal Institute has inspired and trained over 100,000 skin therapists (99% of whom are women) in over 80 countries. Having created something global from nothing, Jane knows the world of amazing possibility is within reach for women everywhere. A year ago, Jane launched a unique nonprofit platform to help fund women entrepreneurs around the world. Read on as she shares that story and places the world within our reach through the power of touch. I hope her initiative and sense of possibility inspires you to get involved.
THE WORLD WITHIN REACH
By Jane Wurwand
Founder & Owner, Dermalogica
March is National Women’s History Month, and it’s all about connection. In January, 2011, Dermalogica founded joinFITE, a women’s microlending initiative which operates worldwide in partnership with Kiva. We’ve received tremendous feedback since then, and the participants report a shared experience: connecting with these enterprising business-women, whether in their own city or on another continent has reconnected those who give with a more immediate sense of their own possibility and potential.
One of the uniting themes for our company, and for joinFITE, is the need for greater connection, which I often call the power of touch. So it makes perfect sense to me to celebrate and honor National Women’s History Month with the world’s largest game of tag– #tagURit! It’s fun, and it’s a way to stay close to friends, family, colleagues and loved ones while you reach out to a woman who is on her way to greater independence and financial success.
As a skin therapist and teacher, I have great love and respect for human touch as a literal thing. In fact, I honestly believe that touching and being touched are what make us human, and keep us humane. We need more touch, now, because we need to change the world.
But sometimes we can’t literally go hands-on, skin-to-skin. And although we’ve all had the conversation that our digital world creates distance instead of closeness, this month can be an exception. So share this message, “tag” a friend, and include “#tagURit.” Our non-profit, joinFITE, will then contribute $1 towards funding a microloan that will empower a woman entrepreneur to become financially independent.
Visit joinFITE.org to learn more on how you can get started in tagging a friend, and touching someone’s life. To view Jane’s video message on how each of us can make a difference, click here. Help fund a woman, play tag now!