Empowering Young Women of Color
We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a professional pipeline initiative empowering ambitious young women of color between the ages of 17 and 22. Avon has donated over $100,000 worth of essential products to the “gyrls” of Gyrl Wonder to support their pillars of self-care, self-image, empowerment, development and service. Plus, we’re working with this inspiring organization on future workshops and Avon internship opportunities.
Gyrl Wonder’s mission—to empower young women of color through social impact, career exploration and objective alignment—works beautifully with Avon’s. The organization provides the access and resources necessary for go-getting “gyrls” to learn how to reach their personal and professional goals, and successfully enter a competitive workforce. We’re proud to promote female entrepreneurship in the next generation of “gyrl” leaders, and we’re glad to be able to build on our own 134-year legacy of celebrating women’s power to make a beautiful and positive impact in the world.
“Avon has championed amazing women for over a century, and we are proud to support Gyrl Wonder and the young women of color they champion,” says Avon CEO Paul Yi. “The synergy between Avon and Gyrl Wonder makes our partnership an excellent collaboration…We love celebrating the talented and passionate ‘gyrls’ of Gyrl Wonder.”
About Gyrl Wonder
Gyrl Wonder is a professional pipeline 501c3 initiative giving rise to ambitious young women of color between the ages of 17 and 22. Its mission is to empower young women through social impact, career exploration and objective alignment. They provide the access and resources necessary for “gyrls” to successfully enter a competitive workforce while teaching the “gyrls” how to leverage the tools to reach their personal and professional goals.
Through programming, community service, mentorship, and the Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy, young “gyrls” are introduced to purpose exploration aligned with their passions and skillsets. The organization equips the young woman who has found her passion with the toolkit necessary to turn her interests into a career, and they provide support through career exploration for the young woman who struggles to find a career aligned to her skillset.
Gyrl Wonder also offers internship placement for college girls, career development for recent college graduates, and resume and interview preparedness workshops for all. Learn more at gyrlwonder.org.