Serving as role models for entrepreneurship in their communities, Avon Representatives are also the company’s actual models. Each Avon brochure now features some of the most inspiring Avon Representatives from across the globe. These women embody Beauty for a Purpose, and on a daily basis are inspiring others through beauty. In this series, we provide a glimpse into their empowering and remarkable journeys.
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too. That’s exactly the phrase Linda Montavon of Woodbridge, Virginia, uses to describe running a business on her own terms. An Avon Representative since 1997, Montavon says, “I joined because I fell in love with the product. But I actually made it my career because I fell in love with the company.” She also discovered a new skill: “By nature, I’m very, very, very shy,” she says. “Through the Avon experience, I love talking to people now.” It’s a journey that has led her to most beautiful self. The secret? “Define what that means to you, and then let your inner and outer beauty shine.”
7 Questions with Linda
In a word, I am:
optimistic. The glass is always half full and not half empty.
The best part of owning my own business is:
it gives me freedom and flexibility to define my own success and customize my career to fit me. I call the shots while accomplishing work I am passionate about, and I get to control a work/family balance on my terms. I also get to pay it forward, inspiring others to define their success.
I feel most beautiful when:
what I say or do changes what could be ordinary, and makes it extraordinary.
being confident, strong, and in control of living my best life—and helping others control their destiny, too.
The best piece of advice my mother gave me is:
Don’t follow in someone else’s footsteps; make your own.
On a Friday night you’ll find me:
unwinding from the week, relaxing and having fun. It might be date night with my hubby, family fun with our children and grandchildren, hanging out with friends, or enjoying that must-see movie.
My “secret weapon” is:
ANEW Power Serum. My life is busy; I multi-task, and I love products that do the same. Inspired by Nobel Prize-winning research, this powerhouse serum detects visible age damage and delivers results right where my skin needs it. My skin is instantly hydrated, my skin feels supercharged and I feel ready to conquer the world.