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National Tour

GFC National Tour Partners

Want to reach and empower thousands of girls and women to learn how to create social change? For more information about sponsoring the GFC National Tour, please contact Eleanor Rouse, National Development Director, eleanor@girlsforachange.org.

GFC and Sephora have joined forces to bring the Girls For A Change Action Kit and the Girls For A Change Action Network to girls all over the globe.

Sephora is the presenting sponsor of The Girls For A Change National Tour launching September 2008.

Sephora, the beauty authority, revolutionized the global beauty industry with its unique retail concept rooted in a powerful combination of unparalleled brand and product assortment, distinctive store design and the beauty expertise of its sales consultants. Sephora offers clients a choice of more than 200 classic and emerging beauty brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, makeup, fragrance, bath & body, hair care, smile care and tools, as well as the company’s own private label.  Sephora was founded in France in 1969 and acquired by Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury products group, in 1997.  Now, celebrating their 10th Anniversary in 2008, Sephora America operates more than 210 stores in the United States and Canada, and the world’s top beauty website, Sephora.com.  Sephora Europe has more than 500 stores within 12 countries and has established 30 locations in China. Thanks to Sephora’s recent partnerships with HSN, a global multi-channel retailing giant, and JCPenney, one of America’s largest department stores, the beauty authority is now accessible to more clients than ever before. Sephora is proud to announce their commitment to Girls For A Change, and supports their mission to empower girls to create social change.

"Sephora choosing to partner Girls For A Change makes a statement to girls that inner beauty is most important. We are proud to have created a powerful partnership with a company that holds the value of investing in small, independent brands and helping them grow. Our partnership with Sephora will allow Girls For A Change to reach girls across the United States." —Whitney Smith, GFC Founder & CEO
EILEEN FISHER’s mission is to inspire simplicity, creativity and delight through connection and great design. The original design concept—high-quality, simple, comfortable women’s clothing that works as a “wardrobing concept”— allow women to dress effortlessly and with delight, giving them more time to pursue the things they are passionate about. 

As a socially conscious company, EILEEN FISHER is dedicated to supporting women through social initiatives that address their well being, to guiding their product and process towards sustaining the environment and to practicing business responsibly with absolute regard for human rights.    EILEEN FISHER also believes in supporting women in the communities near their offices and stores, through various grant programs, including the Self Image Grant program for women and girls and Eileen’s Business Grant program for woman entrepreneurs.  Each grant program seeks organizations which are socially conscious, emphasize sustainability and are innovative in their approach to what they do. 

EILEEN FISHER encourages the growth and personal development of all employees through a culture of collaboration.  They believe this has lead to the growth and development of the company, with sales in 2007 exceeding $254 million.  Since 2004, the company has been recognized as one of the top 25 medium-sized companies to work for in the U.S.
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Marriott International is very proud to belong to thousands of communities around the world. And because we believe that strong neighborhoods, towns, and cities are vital to the well-being of our society and economy, we feel we have a special responsibility and role to play in helping our communities thrive. We want every Marriott community to be a better place to live and work because we are there.
National Semiconductor is a long-time supporter of Girls For A Change and its mission to empower girls to change their communities and the world. National Semiconductor creates energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Its PowerWise® products enable systems that consume less power, extend battery life, and generate less heat. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.89 billion for fiscal 2008 which ended May 25, 2008.
The mission of Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc. is to teach, train and inspire. Founded in 2002, the foundation has contributed more than $12.5 million to national and local charities that provide educational opportunities and job skills for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Staples Foundation for Learning has also developed lasting relationships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Earth Force, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.  In addition, Staples Foundation for Learning supports Ashoka, an organization that develops and supports social entrepreneurs around the world, in eight countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United States. For more information about the foundation or how to apply for a grant, please visit www.staplesfoundation.org
Respect Rx LLC is a social entrepreneurial venture devoted to empowering girls, women and their advocates to boost self-respect, sisterhood, and social change in their lives (and our world). Respect Rx and our best-selling book for teen girls and young women, RESPECT, have been featured by CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, USA Today, National Public Radio, and in CosmoGIRL! Glamour, Mothering, Teen Vogue and other media outlets. Respect Rx founder, Courtney Macavinta, also is a long-time GFC volunteer and partner. We make the respect connection through: books • blogs • advice columns • guides • coaching • workshops • retreats • assemblies • conferences • keynotes • trainings • media appearances. Respect Rx: True respect starts on the inside!
The Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center and Gilroy Medical Offices offer a unique approach to healthcare; integrating physicians, hospitals, services and insurance in one place. That means you and your family have access to the health care you need and the wellness programs you want. In addition to a full service, 228 licensed-bed hospital and outpatient medical offices, Kaiser Permanente is home to the Cardiac and Transplant, Genetics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Spine Care "Centers of Excellence". "Centers of Excellence" are Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers designated as a center of knowledge, expertise, technological equipment and advancements in certain medical specialties. Kaiser’s mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.
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