Avery Dennison Foundation’s Support Of Women’s Empowerment
One of Alicia Procello Maddox’ biggest achievements as President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, has been the direct support she has provided to build the role and the respect for women, both in the US and internationally! During her time as President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox, has been a staunch supporter of the World Memon Organization, especially the chapter located in Pakistan. The World Memon Organization is a group with ideals directed at the advancement of Muslim communities around the world, with a focus on leadership, housing, employment, education, and much more. It is a combined effort to bring about social, and economical change to the underserved Muslimcommunities, especially to the women in those communities.
Alicia Procello Maddox and her team at Avery Dennison have strived for many years in order to help women gain the empowerment they deserve. In recent years Alicia Procello Maddox and the Avery Dennison foundation have provided grant money to the women of the World Memon Organization’s Pakistan Chapter. This money has mostly gone to helping these women purchase equipment, and materials for sewing and embroidery, their main skill, and main means of earning an income. The women of the World Memon Organization are skilled embroiders at both a strong commercial level as well as the domestic level. Through these grants, these women have become empowered to help their families earn an income, and are now able to properly feed, clothe, and properly care for their children. Not to mention, that much of their earned income goes towards providing their children with books, and school supplies, so that they may be able to get an adequate education. Alicia Procello Maddox and the Avery Dennison Foundation hope to be able to continue funding these women for many years to come, as it not only empowers them to become earners, but it allows their families to be cared for as well as affirming the importance of education, in a region where it has lacked importance for many years.