I was invited to cover the ultimate women’s day out in LA called Pamper Me Fabulous at the Terranea Resort and Spa in Rancho Palos Verdes last Sunday November 13, 2011 and I have to say that it’s one of the most empowering and fun events I go to every year!
Yesterday I recommended the Terranea Resort (see previous article here) and mentioned how gorgeous Terranea was and that it is my new pick as best wedding destinations in SoCal.
Now I wanted to share with everyone another important thing I learned about the event called FITE. I had a short yet interesting conversation with Senior Instructor at Dermalogica and the International Derma Institute, Hannah Vaughn to explain FITE in a nutshell.
What is FITE?
“FITE is a global empowerment platform powered by Dermalogica, the world’s leading professional skin care brand, and Kiva.org, the nonprofit leader in microfinance, that is designed to foster Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship for women in the developing world. Their mission is to provide women entrepreneurs access to small loans that will help them start or grow a business; and to help educate the public at large about the benefits of empowering women entrepreneurs so that they can hold up their half of the sky. In just the first 2 years, they aim to help at least 25,000 women in this capacity. Leading thinkers in social development, including the World Bank, hail investing in women as “smart economics,” an untapped resource that can help solve many of the problems we see in our world today. Indeed, lending to women produces a positive ripple effect of improved health, education, and welfare for all household members.” (source: http://www.dermalogica.com/fite/index.html)
How could we support or join FITE?
We could support FITE by educating our friends and family about FITE or by LIKEing FITE on FaceBook. Whichever way you choose, you’ll be helping entrepreneurs around the world grow their businesses… and help improve life for themselves, their families and their communities. Another way is to buy a specially-marked FITE product such as the FITE-sleeved Dermalogica products from your local Dermalogica skin care center , and then redeem the FITE code and they will allocate US$1.00 per code towards the funding of a microloan for the type of business and part of the world that you select. (source: http://www.dermalogica.com/fite/index.html)
I am excited to share this information with you because this fosters women’s financial independence worldwide, reduces poverty, homelessness, hunger and best of all, offers a place of respect for women entrepreneurs in communities everywhere.