Avon, the company meant for women, is a well-renowned international beauty-products company, reporting of the excess of $11 billion in revenue per annum. Avon markets its products in more than 134 nations and is the globe’s largest direct seller as it markets its products through its about “6.4 million autonomous Avon sales agents”. Avon Products includes home and fashion products and beauty and cosmetic products.
Avon Products, Inc is a U.S. based company and is the globe’s leading direct seller of cosmetic and beauty products, has initiated diversity and inclusion program as early as in the 1970s. Avon supported three minority communities in U.S.A such as Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics’ networks that interconnect AVON minority networks in all the fifty states. Each network selects its top leaders, senior management will appoint an advisor and will induct representatives on the company’s Multicultural Participation Council, to which the feedback from the management is given about perspectives of employees on issues relating to diversities. Avon’s strong support to diversity and inclusion is duly recognized, and it was one of the top ten companies listed by Business Ethics magazine published from Minneapolis as “100 Best Corporate Citizens” and well admired by Fortune magazine as one the U.S.A’s most esteemed companies.
Avon’s chairperson and CEO, Andrea Jung was named by Business Week Magazine as most powerful women among 50 nominations in 2009 and named as the best manager in the year 2002.