The Founder of Dermalogica, Jane Wurwand, has been recognized for her work encouraging entrepreneurship by the President of the United States, according to a report published by Salon Today. Obama announced four new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), at the 7th Annual Global Economic Summit back in June.
Wurwand was selected thanks to the Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE) program she runs through the cosmetics company, an initiative that empowers women and girls through education and training.
“It’s an incredible honor to be given this platform to support entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world,” Wurwand told Salon Today. “I’ve seen first-hand how giving women the opportunity to follow their dreams can spark a chain reaction that not only changes her for life, but the lives of people around her. The salon industry is a blueprint for entrepreneurial success and women own 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.”