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Jane Wurwand - Founder, Visionary, Author

“Dermalogica and I are excited for the launch of the inaugural Rising Star Patron’s Award, and it is my pleasure to contribute to the mentorship of the very first recipient. Celebrating those who will shape our industry's future and encouraging them to live their biggest life will not only benefit our industry, but ensure they find fulfilment and purpose. ”

Jane Wurwand is an innovative business visionary, author, and small business supporter whose advocacy has earned her a platform at The United Nations, The White House, and at speaking engagements worldwide. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, game-changing brands that revolutionized the professional skin care industry.

Wurwand also established FOUND/LA, a non-profit dedicated to supporting local entreprenuers to help them build their business, purpose and community. FOUND/LA offers funding, mentorship, unique incubator programs and educational resources for entrepreneurs who have been underserved or overlooked by traditional systems.

In 2021, Wurwand released the book Skin in the Game: Everything You Need is Already Inside You (Harper Collins Leadership), which chronicles how she’s been able to find authenticity, seize her potential, and live her biggest life — as well as how that can be achieved by others. The book’s message is one of resilience, never shrinking yourself, and always finding your “why”.

Wurwand’s expertise is frequently sought by the media, including Bloomberg, MSNBC, Inc, Entrepreneur, Sky News, People magazine, NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast, and The Telegraph United Kingdom, among many others. President Obama appointed Wurwand a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, one of a prestigious group of America’s top entrepreneurs who helped develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, both at home and abroad.