Avon is committed to maintaining a global culture that respects and fully values the strengths and differences of all of our Associates. The goal is a work environment in which everyone feels engaged and understood; a place where all have the opportunity to share points of view, offer ideas, and be recognized for their contributions.
We define diversity as the unique collection of qualities, perspectives, talents and skills that individuals are born with and acquire through life’s experiences and choices. Inclusion involves actively embracing diversity, ensuring each person feels comfortable and encouraged to bring his or her “whole self” to work.
As a global company, we are committed to attracting, developing, and leveraging diversity of thought, background, and experience to fuel our One Team, One Avon culture. Our rich heritage of empowering women and commitment to being “the company for women,” drive our approach to inclusion.
We are fully committed to living up to our mission to be "the company for women" worldwide. In addition to providing economic opportunity for our Avon Sales Representatives, we are committed to recognizing, empowering and advancing women within our own ranks. Our strategic focus on women's empowerment aligns with the nature of our products and expectations of our diverse customers and stakeholders, as well as with our core mission.
Additionally, we were among the original corporate sponsors of the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business, developed to guide businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Through ongoing support of the UN’s International Women’s Day, and membership in numerous worldwide organizations addressing major social and economic issues facing women, we continue our leadership role in the dialogue around advancing women globally.
Avon’s support of gender diversity across the company ensures that our broader employee value proposition (EVP) addresses women’s unique needs and interests in the various geographies in which we operate. Women composed 60 percent of the total Avon workforce in 2016. Two positions in our Executive Leadership team are currently held by women: our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. Our CEO, Sheri McCoy, was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for four consecutive years by Fortune Magazine.