AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN DIRECT SELLING JOURNAL, JAN. 2021
"The recent anti-racism movement has brought about not only the need but a true urgency for us all, as individuals, leaders, and industry drivers to learn more and embrace the often uncomfortable and tough issues of race and inclusive diversity. In fact, these have a direct impact not only on how we show up as leaders, but also on the strength of our companies’ financial bottom lines."
AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN SSN, AUG. 2020
"To have a true and authentic inclusive culture, a key area to address is stereotypes, which not only impact our individual and/or organizational behaviors, but can then undermine the sustainability of inclusive diversity. Another term for this is unconscious bias."
AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN SSN, JUL. 2020
"Our industry’s objective is to provide entrepreneurship opportunities to all through a community-based approach that helps everyone to believe, belong, and become part of a company’s mission and growth. We, more than any other industry, need to be part of the solution to acknowledge, understand, commit and build systematic inclusion to truly become an opportunity for all."
AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN SSN, MAR. 2020
"Creating gender-parity in corporate and board leadership within our channel is no longer a box to check off, but has become a true strategic need as recent research indicates financial and cultural gains are the end result for companies willing to invest in women."
AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN SSN, OCT. 2019
"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has defined sexual harassment in its guidelines as the following: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when..."
AUTHORED BY MONA AMELI IN "MS. CAREER GIRL"
"Today’s business landscape is changing. Women make up half of the workforce, and in 50% of families, women are the sole or co-breadwinners. Gone are the days where “leadership” is perceived solely as a male trait. Women are moving into powerful roles in companies, taking their place at the helm and making their mark. But, we’re still way behind other developed countries in the world. In fact, in the United States, women only account for 15% of executive roles, 17% of board seats, and 5% of Fortune 500 CEO positions. "
FEATURED IN "SSN", DEC. 2019
"Former president of both Belcorp and OPTAVIA Mona Ameli, who is certified by the National Diversity Council and the Barrett Cultural Center in the areas of inclusion and diversity, says, “Fifty-three percent of millennials will leave their current organizations for a more inclusive one, and 30 percent have already left. And Gen Z is even more concerned about this.”
FEATURED IN "THE WORLD OF DIRECT SELLING", JAN. 2017
"One specific instance that stands out for me is about one of the top leaders of a $1.9 billion company that I worked for who shared her extraordinary life-changing experience as an independent contractor who lived in the Amazon. With her business, she was able now to own a beautiful house in one of the largest metropolitan cities in Latin America. "
FEATURED IN DSN, DEC. 2017
"Today, as we close in on 100 years after a woman’s right to vote was finally granted in the United States, women are still seeking opportunities that have been previously unattainable—as senior executives at multi-million dollar companies. In recognition of the female executives who fill those chairs, we asked 20 of the most influential of them to provide their insights on the channel and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for it. "
FEATURED IN DSN, DEC. 2017
"A May 2017 report by the Center for American Progress showed that although women hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, only 25 percent have senior-level or executive positions, and only 6 percent are CEOs. At S&P 500 companies, senior-level or executive positions increase to 29 percent, yet decrease to 2 percent for CEO positions. And, as recently as last year, 43 percent of the 150 highest-earning public companies in Silicon Valley had no female executive officers at all."
FEATURED IN DSN, AUG. 2017
"The company’s financials are already in good shape—revenue has gone up the past five quarters, Ameli says, and globally, the company ranked 66th on the 2016 Global 100 list by Direct Selling News. The rebranding effort is not about turning the company around. According to MacDonald, it’s about evolving the brand to better represent the inherent philosophy of TSFL, and provide the foundation for growth and expansion outside the U.S.
FEATURED IN DSN, MAY 2017
"Owings Mills, Maryland-based Medifast Inc., the parent company of direct seller Take Shape For Life, has been named to the 2017 Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list for the second year in a row."
FEATURED IN DSN, FEB. 2017
"Wellness company Take Shape For Life is launching a new product offering under the Optavia brand."
FEATURED IN DSN, AUG. 2016
"The company’s financials are already in good shape—revenue has gone up the past five quarters, Ameli says, and globally, the company ranked 66th on the 2016 Global 100 list by Direct Selling News. The rebranding effort is not about turning the company around. According to MacDonald, it’s about evolving the brand to better represent the inherent philosophy of TSFL, and provide the foundation for growth and expansion outside the U.S. "
FEATURED IN "THE BALTIMORE SUN", MAY 2015
"Mona Ameli has spent nearly two decades in the world of direct sales, working for companies in California that market products through networks of independent contractors. She's had management roles in some of the largest companies in the health, wellness and beauty industries: Herbalife International, Shaklee and, most recently, Belcorp USA, where she served as General Manager."
PRESS RELEASE, MAY 2013
"San Francisco based Belcorp USA is honored to announce that its General Manager, Mona Ameli, has been recognized among the 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Women in the state of California by The National Diversity Council."
PRESS RELEASE, MAY. 2013
"Belcorp is honored to announce its recent recognition in distinguished international and local arenas for its extraordinary accomplishments in growth and in promoting diversity."
FEATURED IN DSN, OCT. 2012
"Throughout the world, more than 65 million women find direct selling to be the answer to gaining control of their own time, often while working in other full- or part-time careers and while being wives and mothers—managers of households. All 65 million, and the hundreds of millions who have gone before, demonstrate the special skills and attributes women bring to an industry built upon the power of relationships."
THE FIRST BOOK OF HISPANIC STARS, NOV. 2020
Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power showcases more than 90 stories with diverse backgrounds, experiences, challenges, and ongoing contributions being made by this strong and resilient community in the U.S.
FEATURED ON THE COVER STEPMOM MAGAZINE, NOV. 2020
StepMom Magazine is a monthly, online publication and private support community for any woman who dates, lives with, or is married to someone who has kids. We talk about all the tricky, taboo topics you can’t discuss with anyone else—like the ex, and child support, and the reasons why you sometimes feel like an outsider in your own home.
FEATURED IN TRENDYLATINA.COM, JUL. 2018
"Everyone should have the opportunity to make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them no matter where they come from or what their socio-economic status is. We feel confident that by making Latinas feel welcome, valued and supported in an already thriving community of successful women business entrepreneurs we will help accelerate the growth of Latina Entrepreneurs in the U.S.”
FEATURED IN MOTHERHOOD.COM, AUG. 2018
"Latino business entrepreneurs tend to see their business as an extension of themselves. As you know Debi, as Latina women we care deeply about our families and our communities. I have met thousands of Latino entrepreneurs and read lots of research and what I have found is that there are common reasons for why Latinos start their own businesses such as the desire to provide a better future for their family, to purchase a home, to offer a better education to their children and to elevate their entire family’s financial status."
FEATURED IN DSN, OCT. 2011
"Today, some 80 percent of the 15 million U.S. direct sellers are women, and this fuchsia faction isn’t just earning a little pocket change. In 2010, the female-dominated group generated a total of $29.6 billion in annual sales."
PRESS RELEASE, SEP. 2011
Beyond the corporate level, Belcorp USA has increased its distributor-base nationwide by 138% from 2010 to 2011 year-to-date. This number reflects the importance Belcorp places on bringing economic growth to its sales force, especially in light of recent high national unemployment numbers and economic instability.