Meet the joinFITE Partners
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joinFITE Global Champions
Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.
Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.
The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.
By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another. As of November 2009, Kiva has facilitated over $100 million in loans.
joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship), is a platform of active philanthropy to help women start or grow a business, championed by Dermalogica®. The concept evolves from Dermalogica’s 25 year brand history of empowering female skin therapists to achieve financial independence as owners of their own business, with a goal to help another 25,000 women become Financially Independent Through Entrepreneurship.
Dermalogica® revolutionized the skin care industry when it emerged into the marketplace in 1986 with innovative formulations, which excluded common irritants, including SD alcohol, lanolin, mineral oil and artificial colors and fragrances. Today, Dermalogica is the world’s most-requested professional skin care brand and are currently sold in over 80 countries at select skin treatment centers on the recommendation of a qualified professional skin therapist.
To learn more about Dermalogica® please visit www.dermalogica.com.
joinFITE Featured Partners
For more than 25 years, Lifetime Networks has led the longest standing and most comprehensive public affairs efforts of any cable network in the United States, educating and empowering hundreds of millions of people each year. In addressing critical social issues affecting the lives of women and girls, Lifetime develops, creates and launches multi-year advocacy campaigns that involve public service announcements, legislative advocacy and partnerships with hundreds of non-profit organizations, women leaders, public officials and key members of the media to reach women on-air, online and in communities across the country.
Foot Petals’ President and Founder, Tina Aldatz, is a strong, successful entrepreneur herself. Celebrating 10 years in business, Tina feels she’s been put in a position of GRACE… with Great Responsibility Also Comes Empowerment. She knows the importance of helping others succeed and believes if women are given the tools to be successful, there is no telling what they can do. By partnering with joinFITE, we are one step closer to helping women all over the world achieve their dreams.
We loan because we believe there’s no limit to what a smart woman can do when she has the right resources. A loan, after all, is an investment – an investment in an idea, a plan, a person. We built DailyWorth thanks to investments from people who believed in our bright future. Now it’s our turn to share the wealth.
Our mission is to empower women to know their worth and grow their worth. We want the world to be full of women whose brilliant ideas have the chance to take shape. Women who are in control of their futures. Women who are manifesting their dreams. We loan through joinFITE because we believe in women who believe in themselves.
As a woman entrepreneur I am proud to joinFITE with Dermalogica to empower women worldwide. As a mentor and coach to female entrepreneurs I have seen first hand the multiplier effect of supplying capital to women – supporting a woman in opening or growing a business enables her to buy food and housing for her family, send her children to school, and contribute to the welfare of her community.
Ali International provides business advice and resources to nearly 50,000 women entrepreneurs around the world. After launching her first business from her NYC studio apartment in 1999, Ali has grown it into an enterprise that ranked in the 2009 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation. Ali was featured in the 2011 season finale of ABC’s hit primetime show, Secret Millionaire.
Liz Dennery Sanders and SheBrand
At SheBrand, we help women entrepreneurs build their confidence, their brands and their bank accounts. We believe that women are agents of change in the world. When a woman is given the tools she needs to succeed, she creates a ripple effect of positive change for herself, her family and her community.
Women entrepreneurs are instinctively passionate, creative and committed to making the world a better place. Let’s give them the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.
We are honored to joinFITE’s mission to empower women everywhere to reach their fullest potential.
Global Goods Partners
Global Goods Partners is all about serving women entrepreneurs. We believe that lasting change begins at the community level. When women control their own resources, it becomes possible for families and communities to get out of poverty, and to gain access to education and health care.
Global Goods Partners is a non-profit that sells fair trade, handmade products made by women artisans in Asia, Africa and the Americas through our website www.globalgoodspartners.org. We strengthen women-led producer groups as a means of alleviating poverty and providing sustainable livelihoods in some of the poorest communities. We create economic opportunity by offering design direction, generating demand, and bringing to the U.S. market the unique, handmade, and quality fashion accessories that our more than 40 partners in 20 countries produce. Rather than traditional notions of charity, we believe that if given the proper infrastructure and support, women can forge a path out of poverty for themselves and their children.
The Fresh 20
The Fresh 20 supports women entrepreneurs who have a passion to nurture their community thru cooking. Food is a vital factor in the success of any family. We are proud to joinFITE in helping women all over the world establish and grow their businesses and continue to nourish people. Like other joinFITE supporters we believe investing in women entrepreneurs will have a profound effect on improving the circumstances for generations of women around the world.
The Fresh 20 is a meal planning service. Our meal plans rely on simple, healthy and homemade dinners using just 20 fresh, seasonal ingredients per week. Our meal plans help busy families by providing them with recipes for a complete meals including sides, weekly prep guides to stay organized and weekly shopping lists that are budget friendly. We offer 3 meal plans: Classic, Gluten Free and Vegetarian. The Fresh 20 strives to bring fresh food back to the family dinner table and reduce the amount of processed ingredients used by American households. Our meal plans are carefully created to deliver delicious, well balanced meals that everyone in the family will enjoy.
The entire team at Ad Vendors supports joinFITE because we are committed to corporate social responsibility, raising awareness, and the end of poverty for women. Grateful and fortunate to live in a country where women have equal economic, political, education, employment, and social rights, we are dedicated to economic justice and the empowerment of women globally.
Established in January 2004, Ad Vendors provides businesses with employee communications tools that help them recruit, retain, and inform. Our founder and CEO, Louisa Chiaramonte, is ranked by PROFIT Magazine as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs. Our team of creative and project management professionals takes pride in the work we produce and in our clients’ achievements.
ltd365.com and ltdLIVE Founder and CEO, Nada Jones, built the ltd brand with one thing in mind–give a woman the resources she needs to make her dreams a reality. When women are thriving personally a family is nurtured and a community is empowered. It is no different for women in developing countries, give a woman the resources, the tools and the connections she needs and watch her change the world around her. Partnering with joinFITE is a natural extension of our core values and our firm belief that each of us must find a way to give back. We are honored to be a part of the change in the lives of so many women–together we are determined to do GREAT things.
Friends of joinFITE