Our Developing Enterprise Program focuses on supporting women around the world in gaining financial stability. We award grants to women-led enterprises and invest in vocational skills training and income-generating opportunities. One of the ways the Foundation does this is by partnering with female-led artisan groups to provide fair wages and opportunities. This program helps women to become more financially independent by selling their handcrafted items through Young Living’s marketplace.
When women are financially independent, they are free to create positive change, strengthen communities, and break the cycle of poverty for their children.
Along with developing enterprise, our goal of championing education empowers women. Worldwide, women are more likely to have fewer educational opportunities than men. In fact, due to this poor access, two-thirds of illiterate adults in the world are women and 5.5 million more primary school-age girls than boys are out of school.
The Young Living Foundation fights against this inequality by:
- Funds the building, restoration, and expansion of schools to ensure that safe educational access is available to as many as possible
- Works with partners to encourage youth to stay in school and provide them with the support they need to overcome underachievement
- Equips students with tools to drive community change and build self-confidence
By supporting students around the world, we help ensure that more women and girls are empowered by education.
Mary Young – Leading by Example
Young Living is celebrating International Women’s Day with CEO and Co-Founder Mary Young, who challenged the status quo by establishing a successful business in a male-dominated field.
Check out Mary’s video and find out how she is encouraging women to reach greater heights worldwide.
Here’s to women around the world who make a difference simply by being themselves. May we continue to uplift them and celebrate them throughout the year.
How do you celebrate International Women’s Day?