As the co-founder and chief visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute post-graduate training centers, Jane Wurwand is one of the most recognized and respected authorities in professional skin therapy. Under her leadership, Dermalogica has grown to be the leading professional skin care brand, used by more than 100,000 skin therapists in more than 100 countries around the world. In January, 2011, Wurwand launched FITE – Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship – a global women’s entrepreneurial initiative inspired by her three decades of work within the professional skin care industry. Since its launch, FITE has assisted more than 75,000 women to achieve financial independence as well as gain access to educational programs and leadership training. In 2017, FITE announced its new Entrepreneurship Accelerator program, a new model of online, purpose-driven education that fills critical business skills gaps to help small, entrepreneurial businesses grow to scale. In 2016, President Obama appointed Wurwand a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, one of a prestigious group of America’s top entrepreneurs who work with the Federal Government to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. Wurwand’s expertise on entrepreneurship has been frequently sought out by the media, including Bloomberg, MSNBC, Inc.’s “The Playbook” online video series, Entrepreneur magazine’s “Trep Talk”, People magazine, and NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast. In 2012, she was named CEO/Business Owner of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Wurwand is also a Huffington Post blog contributor where she writes on her passion for women in business and entrepreneurship.