November 12, 2015 09:30 ET

XANGO Recognizes Contributions of Women in Business

Globally, Women Entrepreneurs Boldly Contribute to Economic Growth, Community Wellness and Healthy Living

LEHI, UT--(Marketwired - November 12, 2015) - Throughout November, global wellness and direct sales leader XANGO is highlighting the impacts of women business leaders, both within its corporate ranks and as entrepreneurs strengthening communities around the world. As part of its campaign, XANGO is inviting people to post to social media video tributes of women who have impacted their lives using the hashtag #WomenofXANGO.

Women lead XANGO with boldness and confidence, from the boardroom to meeting rooms and living rooms around the world. Recent reports show that organizations with three or more women in senior management positions score higher in all dimensions of organizational effectiveness.

Women also are driving economic growth through entrepreneurship. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 8 million women-owned businesses that have an economic impact of nearly $3 trillion USD. Every day, nearly 1,300 businesses are started by women, twice the rate of men.

"Women in businesses throughout the world strengthen their organizations and communities, and in our case, their influence reaches all levels of our company and within the homes of people seeking better health and economic stability," said XANGO CEO and Chairman Aaron Garrity. "The women in XANGO guide our organization and the people who depend on them with purpose, vision and a dedication to service and mentoring."

Raised by a single mother and mentored early in his career by XANGO Board Member Beverly Hollister, Garrity recognizes the influence of strong women in his life, and from XANGO's earliest days he has championed initiatives to develop female leaders at the company.

"I have great admiration for Beverly, whose strength, creativity and service-oriented leadership inspires everyone at XANGO to reach for their dreams," said Garrity. "Beverly exemplifies the many amazing women who lead by perpetually building up the people around them."

Together, Garrity and Hollister have worked to train and mentor women leaders at the corporate level and also within the ranks of the company's millions of independent distributors and customers. This includes the Women in Bliss and the Women Building Bridges programs, training and development movements active on six continents with tens of thousands of women entrepreneurs participating.

Hollister is hardly the sole "woman's voice" in company leadership. For years Garrity has relied on talented female executives to guide day-to-day operations and strategy at XANGO. Melissa Bishop was promoted to chief financial officer in November 2013, and Yoko Little to vice president of marketing around the same time. Since 2013, Leslie Gallacher has served as the company's general counsel, and she was named global president of XANGO this year. Talented women also lead the company's distributor services, sales, and information technology functions, and their ongoing contributions to the company's growth and stability are incalculable.

Outside of the corporate setting, many business-minded women support their families through direct selling. Nationally, about 75 percent of direct sellers are women, according to the Direct Selling Association. XANGO's independent distributors include many strong women who lead international organizations, mentoring thousands of sales associates. These women represent diverse backgrounds, but they share common qualities of assertiveness, genuine concern for others, and a relentless commitment to achieving their dreams.

XANGO's female distributors have a major impact on the lives of their families, neighbors, communities and consumers. For those who choose to build a XANGO business full-time, many are able to transition away from a consuming, rigid job outside the home, and enjoy more flexible schedules and a more fulfilling lifestyle. Others sign up as XANGO distributors looking to spend a few hours a week to save for a vacation, help put a child through college, pay off debt or put away money for retirement. All enjoy working in a supportive environment with a network of successful colleagues and friends who are willing to share their expertise and time so that others can find the success they seek.

"The women of XANGO are diverse, coming from all backgrounds and walks of life," said Garrity. "They all share a common commitment to serving the people they lead and making the world a better place."

XANGO continues to empower women, both within its corporate structure and with its enriching business opportunity, to strengthen their own lives and those within their business organizations, social circles and communities.

For more information about how XANGO empowers women to succeed in business, visit


A leading global nutrition company, XANGO, LLC, is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XANGO was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XANGO® Juice, to consumers worldwide. XALO® Ageless by XANGO complements XANGO Juice to fight aging at the cellular level and rejuvenate the body and mind. XANGO's roster of premium, functional products also includes XANGO Aeris™, with marine collagen to address fine lines and wrinkles and help people look and feel young again; FAVAO® weight management; the XANGO 3SIXTY5® multi-vitamins; Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition; Eleviv® for natural, youthful vigor; Juni by XANGO® Family Care with natural, toxin-free personal-care products for the entire family; and the Precis® line of targeted nutritional supplements. XANGO is privately owned and powered by a global network of more than 2 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 40 international markets, including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Russia, South Africa and more. For details, visit

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