As a corporation, the Avery Dennison Foundation has taken a great interest in assisting in the growth of women and their roles around the world. As with most of its work, the Avery Dennison Foundation and its president Alicia Procello Maddox, have focused their efforts on the women in the developing world. The role of women in under-developed countries is usually that of a second-class citizen. Most aren’t given opportunities, such as education or prosperous work, they are seen as property. But through her work Alicia Procello Maddox is leading the effort to change that. She has led the foundation in its support of the Global Greengrants Fund with a two-year grant.
Before beginning a professional career in management, Alicia Procello Maddox attended the University of California Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. Alicia Procello Maddox also attended the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she earned a master of public health (MPH).
The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan master of public health degree is required in order for graduates to serve as public health professionals. The degree gives graduates the ability to pursue careers in a variety of areas in the public health industry.
The MPH program provides flexibility to students, allowing them to tailor courses to fit their particular public health career interests. Graduates in the MPH program have found careers in areas that range from Biostatistics and Nutritional Sciences to Epidemiology and Health Management, as well as many other medical venues.
For more than seven years, experienced philanthropic executive Alicia Procello Maddox has served as the president of the Avery Dennison Foundation, which provides community services and support globally on behalf of Avery Dennison Corp.