Rothman Innovation Lecture Features Andrea Jung, Chair and CEO of Avon Products

Madison, N.J. - November 4, 2009 – Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will host Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, on November 19, 2009. The fourth annual CEO Innovation Lecture will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, on FDU’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. 

Ms. Jung’s presentation, “The Key to Navigating the Shifting Economic Landscape” begins at 8 a.m.  Registration and breakfast is at 7:15 a.m.  As seating is limited, pre-registration of $50 is required. At the door, registration is $75, and is dependent upon space availability. More information is available at

Ms. Jung was listed #5 on Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list, where she has appeared since the list’s inception. In 2008 she ranked #19 on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” She has been ranked on The Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch” since 2004, and was one of only 18 executives included in the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Leaders 2007.”

Ms. Jung joined the company in January 1994 as President, Product Marketing Group; Avon U.S. She was appointed CEO in 1999 and elected Chairman in 2001.

Presently, Andrea Jung is responsible for developing and executing all of the company’s long-term growth strategies, launching new brand initiatives, and developing earning and opportunities for women world-wide, and defining Avon as the premier direct seller of beauty products.

This Innovation Lecture is co-sponsored by Schering-Plough, an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. The Rothman Institute’s outstanding innovation program exposes participants to the latest ideas of the finest CEOs.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.

For more information or to register, call the Rothman Institute at 973-443-8842.

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