The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling
October 1, 2012 Leave a comment
by Beth Douglass Silcox and Barbara Seale
|Page 1||Mona Ameli,
|Dr. Oi-Lin Chen,
|Angela Loehr Chrysler,
|Page 2||Shelli Gardner,
The Pampered Chef
Stella & Dot
|Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh,
|Page 3||Wendy Lewis,
|Page 4||Joani Nielson,
|Jill Blashack Strahan,
|Page 5||The Icons of our Industry|
Throughout the world, more than 65 million women find direct selling to be the answer to gaining control of their own time, often while working in other full- or part-time careers and while being wives and mothers—managers of households. All 65 million, and the hundreds of millions who have gone before, demonstrate the special skills and attributes women bring to an industry built upon the power of relationships.
In celebration of their efforts, along with the celebration of all women in the corporate home offices, Direct Selling News asked 20 of the most influential executive women in direct selling questions about motivation, inspiration, leadership, career advice, opportunity and mentorship.
The path each woman took to the heights of direct selling corporate management is as unique as the individual. Yet all 20 are inextricably linked by the influence they have on the lives of hundreds of thousands, even millions of women across the globe who work in direct sales to enrich their families, make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others, and reach for their own dreams.
Direct Selling News selected this group of women based upon their executive leadership roles in companies that achieved the DSN Global 100 list and $100M Club. It comprises women who help guide our industry through their leadership and vision. There are many women hard at work in far more companies than we’ve listed here. But by proudly honoring these 20, Direct Selling News salutes every female leader—corporate or field—who strives for more, respects those who blazed the trail, and reaches out to those on the way up.