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  • Why International Women’s Day? Because It’s About You

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    The International Dermal Institute joins Dermalogica and FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) to celebrate this year’s highly-anticipated International Women’s Day by taking the Pledge for Parity – and we want you to do the same!

    International Women’s Day, held during National Women’s History Month, honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Pledge for Parity aims to accelerate progress toward closing the pay gap between men and women, who perform 66 percent of the world’s work, yet only earn 10 percent of the world’s income.

    In 2015, the World Economic Forum predicted that at the world’s currently “glacial” rate of progress, it would take until 2133 to achieve global gender parity, or equality. That’s over a century away! By taking the pledge and raising awareness now, we can help speed change.

    Why is this important to professional skin therapists? All over the world, women have faced discrimination in the workforce, particularly when attempting to access business loans. In developing countries, nine out of 10 women-owned businesses have no access to loans. Even some of the most successful professional skin therapists in our network were once denied loans for salons or spas because their businesses were thought “unproductive” or “shallow.”

    The fact is, salons are a global economic force. In the U.S. alone, women make up 85 percent of the salon industry compared to 47 percent of the overall U.S. workforce. More and more people are realizing that when women earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, leading to growth in both the global economy as well as in their own communities.

    “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem.

    Dermalogica’s global initiative FITE helps women entrepreneurs start and grow businesses, so they can become financially independent and able to support their families and communities at large. This year, FITE is focused on expanding the FITE Future Entrepreneurs program, which combines the missions of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute ­to advance education and financial literacy for women and girls in the industry.

    “For nearly 30 years, Dermalogica has empowered women in the salon industry,” said Dermalogica and FITE Founder and Chief Visionary Jane Wurwand. “The FITE Future Entrepreneurs program is an opportunity to bring a new group of extraordinary young women into the Dermalogica Tribe and train them not just for a job, but for a career.”

    Through mentorship and coaching, FITE Future Entrepreneurs aids in building a strong community of women who support each other to achieve their goals. The unique program provides not only education and vocational training, but also an opportunity for more women to own businesses, thereby changing their lives and the communities in which they live.

    Now it’s time to do your part! Take the pledge today, or visit internationalwomensday.com for ideas on how to celebrate International Women’s Day near you. Share with us your #IWD2016 celebrations and what this day means to you by tagging us @joinFITE.

  • WorldSkills International: Developing Skills for Success

    Dermalogica, the skin care brand researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute, recently had the pleasure of partnering with WorldSkills International, the not-for-profit membership association that champions excellence in vocational education training. Dermalogica’s brand heritage and history of education fits perfectly with WorldSkills International and their stance on the importance of vocational training, making the partnership quite the match!

    Dermalogica was a proud sponsor of the Beauty Therapy category at WorldSkills International’s training competition in Leipzig, Germany July 3-6, where we provided products for skin treatments, as well as in-person training, for 26 competitors from 22 different countries! The competition takes place every two years for nearly 50 trade skills, and this year proudly marked the 42nd event.

    Elsewhere at the competition, attendees were invited to an interactive area called “Discover your Skills,” in which they were exposed to skills they may one day wish to explore. Dermalogica offered Face Mapping®, MicroZone® demonstrations and a “Hand Bar” for attendees to experience a treatment with our products.

    We are thankful to all involved in making our program a success, especially our education teams in Germany and the UK, who were an integral part of our achievements! We also wish a big congratulations to the winners of the Beauty Therapy skill category:

    Two Gold medalists:
    Mei-Hui Fu, Chinese Taipei
    Catherine Boey, Singapore

    One Bronze medalist:
    Lovisa Petri, Sweden

    Look for Dermalogica at the 2015 WorldSkills International competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil!

    *For more on our partnership with WorldSkills International, please visit www.dermalogica.com/worldskills

  • WorldSkills International + Dermalogica

    It is our pleasure to announce that in less than one month, Dermalogica will be part of the most respected skills training competition to hit the skin care scene! Dermalogica, which is researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute, have partnered with WorldSkills International, a not-for-profit membership association that champions excellence in vocational education training of varying kinds.

    WorldSkills International is open to agencies that have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries or regions. Every two years, WorldSkills International hosts finalists from various competitions in over 56 countries to find the top competitor in each given vocational category.

    This year, 26 country finalists from the competition’s skin therapy division have been preparing with Dermalogica experts and will be represented by the Dermalogica team throughout the competition, taking place in Leipzig, Germany on July 3-6! The brand will be the sole skin care provider on site, and for future events, Dermalogica will work closely with WorldSkills International to affect standards, protocols, rules and decisions that will help set the gold standard for the future of professional skin therapy.

    We wish all contestants much success!

    To learn more about the partnership, visit www.dermalogica.com/worldskills.