Jane Wurwand Comes to Scripps College

CLAREMONT, California - November 2, 2009

Jane Wurwand, founder and owner of the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, Inc., will speak at Scripps College on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m. in Balch Auditorium. Made possible by the generous funding of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision and the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speaker Program, the event is free and open to the public.

Wurwand is a leader in the skin therapy profession, and is passionate about its causes. As the founder and owner of the Dermalogica® skin product line, Dermalogica concept spaces worldwide, and The International Dermal Institute postgraduate training centers, Wurwand is one of the most recognized and respected authorities in professional skin therapy.

“Ninety-eight percent of all professional skin therapists are women, and 92 percent of our clients are women,” says Wurwand. “This is an industry dominated by women and we create more female entrepreneurs than any other industry in the world.” 

Wurwand has been voted “The Most Influential Industry Leader” by the readers of American Spa Magazine for numerous years. She gave the keynote address at the National Association of Women Business Owners held in 2007, and was named as NAWBO-LA’s “Business Woman of the Year” for 2009. She is also a Luminary Circle member of Step Up Women’s Network and, most recently, was appointed to the advisory board of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

Dermalogica skin care products are the most widely used in the professional industry and available in more than 50 countries. Every product is made in California and exported around the globe from Los Angeles. Dermalogica has won export awards from the City of Los Angeles as a leading export business, and the company’s success has been chronicled in the Harvard Business Review.

Wurwand’s talk takes place during the inaugural year of Scripps College’s eighth president, Lori Bettison-Varga. This year, Scripps College has selected the theme, “The Genius of Women.” Throughout the 2009-10 academic year, guest speakers, writers, scientists, artists, and other thought leaders will engage students and faculty in discussions about the transformative power of genius, and how creative and intellectual genius are so essential in today’s changing world, especially from women, for women.

For more information about the event, please contact the Malott Commons Office at Scripps College: (909) 607-9372.

The Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker SeriesVoice and Vision was established through the generous bequest of Scripps College alumna Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42. The series brings a broad range of renowned presenters and artists to Scripps College each year to share their unique voice and vision, as well as to enlighten and inspire the audience—exposing them to new ideas and perspectives.

The Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program – Established by Scripps College alumna Katharine Miller ’55, the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program is a lasting legacy to her memory. The speakers program brings to campus presenters in the area of entrepreneurship or the non-profit world.