A life-changing African proverb says, “Educating a man entails educating the individual. However, educating a woman educates a nation.” Education of a woman can change the course of a nation. Women who are educated invest their time, money and resources in their families, as well as their communities. The ripple effect of one woman being empowered can be felt by generations.

According to UNESCO, however, 76 millions women in the world cannot read or write according to their statistics. America’s achievement gap is also not helping: A national reading assessment revealed that there was a 32% difference in achievement between white and black students by 12th grade.

Lancome is now a national brand. Lancome, a luxury beauty brand, is committed to fighting inequity in education. It funds critical programs across the U.S. and around the globe. In 2017, Lancome created the Write Her Future (with CARE) program to give young women much-needed access to literacy, mentorship, and entrepreneurship opportunities. The philanthropic effort reached more than 23,000 women across 13 countries, including the U.S.A, Brazil, Germany and Italy.

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And now, Lancome has partnered with advocacy powerhouse NAACP to support young women of color in the U.S. on their educational journey by providing mentorships, workshops, and scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Lancome believes that every young woman should have the chance to create her own future. Find out more about Lancome’s role in her next chapter on the brand’s official website.

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