ICDO partners with the leading pharmaceutical company Obagi Medical and actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on the SKINCLUSION, Global Initiative that was initiated out of the urgent need for inclusion and diversity in the pharmaceutical and beauty industry.
The aim of the initiative is to elevate the global dialogue about diversity and inclusion, recognizing our own unconscious biases.
SKINCLUSION initiative features Hollywood actor, producer, and activist Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a woman who has been dedicated to fighting for inclusion and diversity over the course of her 20-year career, as a Global Ambassador.
The SKINCLUSION Initiative was officially launched on May 8, 2019, with a panel discussion, in New York featuring:
- Jamie Castle – President of Obagi Medical,
- Priyanka Chopra Jonas – Ambassador of the Initiative,
- Josipa Palac – President and CEO of ICDO,
- Dr. Haines – President of Project Implicit,
- Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD, – Director of Image Dermatology P.C.
The panel focused on cultural diversity, acceptance, and inclusion, topics that reflect ICDO’s mission of promoting interculturality and safeguarding different cultural expressions.
The panel discussion by leading experts from different fields showed how each perspective contributes uniquely to creating a more inclusive and diverse world. ICDO fulfills its part by sharing cultural expertise gained through many successful intercultural projects in different parts of the world.
“Diversity and inclusion have been at the heart of Obagi since we were founded more than 30 years ago, which is why we wanted to use our voice to champion change and lead by example within the aesthetics industry. When we began the SKINCLUSION campaign, we knew that ICDO would be a great partner to join forces with. The organization has made a significant impact around the world providing communities with the tools they need to address diversity and inclusion. Their leadership has been remarkable and Obagi is proud to be supporting and collaborating with them.”Jaime Castle – President of Obagi medical about the partnership with ICDO
„Obagi‘s commitment to diversity and inclusion aligns with our mission to promote the idea that cultural diversity makes society stronger in every aspect. We all came together because we imagine a world in which diversity is celebrated and cherished. We regard safeguarding cultural diversity as a necessity for a better and more inclusive future.“Josipa Palac – President of ICDO