PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Women's Day, doTERRA—the world's largest essential oil company—is partnering with professional basketball star, Donovan Mitchell, to help launch his new foundation—SPIDACARES—which, among other things, will be dedicated to empowering women from all walks of life.
"When women are given a fair shot, they're absolute game changers," said Donovan Mitchell, professional basketball star and doTERRA Performance Advocate. "I wouldn't be where I am today without my mother and sister and, with the help of doTERRA, I am excited to help empower the next generation of women."
Donovan's mother, Nicole, will assist him with the new foundation. In addition to empowering women, they plan on working to positively impact communities by leveling the playing field in health, education and athletics for children and their families. You can hear more of Donovan's story and his tribute for International Women's Day, by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KKvCsRKA4ho&app=desktop.
In addition to today's announcement, doTERRA has been celebrating International Women's Day throughout the week by honoring and highlighting its female sourcing partners, employees, and Wellness Advocates around the globe.
"There are approximately 3.7 billion women in the world. We come from different places. We have different talents and passions, but our stories make us who we are," said Emily Wright, doTERRA founding executive, sales and marketing. "I have been inspired, comforted, and supported by so many women. I have learned that women can accomplish anything when we are authentic, courageous, and compassionate. We must let our lights shine and be brave enough to chase our dreams, because together we can change the world."
Since its founding over a decade ago, doTERRA has sought to change the world one drop, one person, one community at a time, with an emphasis on empowering women. Some of these initiatives include:
- Co-Impact Sourcing – a responsible sourcing model that creates and sustains jobs for both women and men in rural and underdeveloped areas. In 2018, Co-Impact Sourcing supported approximately 122,095 jobs and impacted about 541,349 lives.
- doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation – doTERRA's non-profit foundation is empowering women through micro loan programs; feminine hygiene education and support; and anti-human trafficking efforts surrounding prevention, rescue, and aftercare.
- Corporate Initiatives – approximately 56 percent of doTERRA's corporate employees are female. doTERRA works to maintain a family-friendly culture with benefits that include a new employee medical clinic, affordable on-site childcare, and separate sick and PTO programs.
- Business opportunities – the vast majority of doTERRA Wellness Advocates, or independent brand representatives, are female. doTERRA empowers women to take control of their health and wellness while giving them the opportunity to build their own business.
To join doTERRA in its celebration of International Women's Day, post a picture or story of a woman who has influenced your life and hashtag #balanceforbetter and #cheersforwomen.
doTERRA International is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market. doTERRA sources, tests, manufactures and distributes CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and essential oil products to over five million doTERRA Wellness Advocates and customers. Through responsible sourcing practices, doTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Co-Impact Sourcing®. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers resources and tools to global sourcing communities and charitable organizations for self-reliance, healthcare, education, sanitation, and the fight against human trafficking. Through the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils, doTERRA is changing the world one drop, one person, one community at a time. To learn more, visit www.doterra.com.