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Victoria Jackson
American entrepreneur and philanthropist

Victoria Jackson

Victoria Jackson
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Intro American entrepreneur and philanthropist
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur Philanthropist
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender female
Birth 31 August 1955
Age 66 years
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Victoria Jackson ran the cosmetics business Victoria Jackson Cosmetics for many years. In 2008, after her daughter was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), Jackson and her husband established the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, funding research into NMO treatment and cures. In 2017, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

Jackson has written several books: The Power of Rare: A Blueprint for a Medical Revolution (Regan Arts, 2017); Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story (Vanguard Press, 2012); Redefining Beauty: Discovering Your Individual Beauty, Enhancing Your Self-Esteem (Warner Books, 1993); and Make Up Your Life: Every Woman's Guide to the Power of Makeup (HarperCollins, 2000).

When her daughter was diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disease, neuromyelitis optica, (NMO), innovative cosmetics entrepreneur Jackson shifted her focus, talents and financial resources “from mascara to medicine.”

In the course of creating, funding and leading a research foundation with her husband, Jackson has shaped a paradigm-breaking approach to medical research. In addition to connecting 175 innovative problem solvers from 28 countries and even more diverse fields of expertise in an unprecedented model of collaboration, the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation has created a global community of patients, advocates, and healthcare stakeholders, with significant positive impact on the treatment of autoimmune and related diseases. Underscoring the transformative significance of Jackson’s work, in 2016 Victoria and her daughter, Ali Guthy, were invited to speak at the Vatican’s 3rd Annual Regenerative Medicine Conference and to join global leaders likewise devoted to improving and saving lives. Recipient of multiple awards, Ms. Jackson has been described as a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship and her iconic beauty line, Victoria Jackson Cosmetics, is still going strong.

A successful author and speaker, Ms. Jackson and her daughter, Ali, most recently co-authored Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story(2012).

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