• UK Team Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting

    Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th. The first was held on 1911 and since then, thousands of events occur around the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

    In aid of this year’s  International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March, The International Dermal Institute UK head office in Leatherhead, Surrey held a traditional afternoon tea, complete with homemade baked items and donated by creative members of the team.

    Training Specialist Beca Taylor chose to mark the occasion by creating individual gingerbread women in honor of the event theme. As part of the UK education team, we help to empower women daily with knowledge within our workshops to help them further their own independence. To support International Women’s Day I made gingerbread ‘women’ for our bake sale. The basic shape of the gingerbread women were all the same, but decorated them to represent woman globally,said Beca.

    All staff were invited to bring along a ‘gold colored’ coin as a donation, entitling them to enjoy the delicious sweet and savory treats. All proceeds were given to FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) to assist in their global push to help 50,000 women entrepreneurs start or grow their own businesses around the world.

    One loan of $25 from the proceeds has been made to Mary in Kenya.  Mary runs a profitable hardware store in Kitengela town and will be using this loan to kick start the payment of fees for her child who is in high school. This is her fourth loan term and she has paid her previous loans successfully using business profits. She intends to use her continued business success to pay school fees long-term, providing education and a firm foundation for her child’s future.

  • Keeping the Brain Ticking – Through Education

    Just in case you were in any doubt how important it is to keep exercising our brains and stimulating it with new ideas, a recent research study from the University of British Columbia has discovered how brain cells change (for the positive) during learning. The research shows that learning stimulates our brain cells to cause a biochemical modification, which is essential in producing the changes in brain cell connectivity; thus improving how we learn and our memory function.

    Especially with Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, it’s a pretty convincing argument to continue your education with IDI — all it takes is a trip to a training center near you. Not only will your brain be grateful by stimulating a few million brain cells, so will your business!

    As Benjamin Franklin once put it, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”