CARSON, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering girls globally through education is the message behind Dermalogica's nationwide support of the International Day of the Girl October 11, 2013. These efforts focus on Dermalogica's social impact arm, 'Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship' (www.joinFITE.org), which extends educational opportunities and business microloans to women in the developing world. FITE also helps to provide girls with the skills needed to achieve financial independence as adults by supporting education, vocational training and leadership programs.
Dermalogica co-Founder and brand visionary Jane Wurwand, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), attended the annual meeting in New York City and added her signature to 'The Girl Declaration'. This document, spearheaded by the United Nations Foundation and the Nike Foundation, will be presented to the United Nations on October 11, which challenges the UN to recognize that more than 250 million girls and women live in poverty worldwide, and summons the UN to take action on behalf of girls represented in those numbers.
In honor of International Day of the Girl, Dermalogica hosted the West Coast screening of the award-winning documentary Girl Rising (http://girlrising.com/), a groundbreaking film that tells the inspiring stories of nine girls trying to pursue their dreams in the harsh realities of poverty. The screening was presented at Dermalogica global headquarters in Carson, CA, and will be followed with additional screenings at Dermalogica offices around the world. Following the lead of participating cities worldwide, the exterior of Dermalogica headquarters will be brilliantly lit up in pink, to celebrate the potential of girls.
Jane Wurwand comments, "It is purely a circumstance of birth that I was, as a girl, able to pursue opportunities that are out of reach for so many girls around the world. I am personally committed that all girls are heard, and given a hand up to truly reach their own potential."
For more information on Dermalogica's FITE programs and its support of girls' and women's empowerment and education, please visit www.joinFITE.org or find the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joinFITE.