ADVISORY, March 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The Stella & Dot Foundation will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square with their charity partners, ACCION USA, buildOn, and Girls Inc. Believing that every woman has what it takes to create the life she wants is the philosophy behind the Foundation's mission to create positive change in women's lives through education and economic empowerment. The foundation has raised $500,000 to date through donations as well as all net proceeds from the Stella & Dot Foundation bracelets and charms.
In honor of the occasion, Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder, Stella & Dot will ring the Closing Bell, along with top Stella & Dot stylists. Stella & Dot has created over 12,000 jobs for women across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and they are nearing $100 million in stylist commission payouts.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, March 23, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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About The Stella & Dot Foundation:
The Stella & Dot Foundation was conceived in July 2010 by Stella & Dot CEO & Founder Jessica Herrin. The mission of the Stella & Dot Foundation is to create positive change in women's lives through education and economic empowerment. All net proceeds from the sale of the Stella & Dot Foundation bracelets and charms support ACCION USA, buildOn, and Girls Inc. ACCION USA empowers low to moderate income women with training, resources, and ongoing support to start and grow their business. buildOn empowers people and transforms lives by partnering after school service programs in the U.S. with communities in developing countries to build schools. Girls Inc. is serving girls in at-risk communities who most need positive, supportive afterschool environments (U.S. & Canada). For more information on The Stella & Dot Foundation, visit http:///www.stelladot.com.
About Stella & Dot
Stella & Dot is a boutique-style jewelry and accessories company reinventing the home-based business opportunity for the modern woman through its social shopping business platform. Stella & Dot offers its on-trend, celebrity-coveted product line exclusively through a growing network of trained independent consultants (stylists) across North America and most recently abroad in the UK. They earn sales commissions by selling at private in home trunk shows and online with a best-in-class e-commerce site including social media tie-ins. For more information, visit www.stelladot.com. *Please follow Stella & Dot on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/stelladot) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/stelladot).
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