Jessica Alba

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Why I'm Involved

I do believe that if every person does something small you can make a big impact.

Jessica Alba

About Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, activist,  New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Although known 
throughout the world for her acting career, it is her role as a mom of two
 girls that inspired the launch of The Honest Company in January 2012. With an all-natural, non-toxic 
product line that offers diapers, personal care and childcare products,
 nutritional supplements and household cleaners, The Honest Company (Honest.com)
 is a mission-driven company and certified B Corporation focused on giving
 children the best possible start, ensuring families’ and communities’ 
well-being, and safeguarding the planet through sustainable business 
practices. In the first year alone, Honest products were listed 
on the Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Guide and recognized by top 
parenting and eco-friendly awards, including the National Parenting Publication
Awards, the Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards, Parent Tested Parent
 Approved, SheKnows Parenting Awards, and The Red Tricycle Totally 
Awesome Awards. Jessica’s activism endeavors are
 extensive.   In 2010, she was the global ambassador and co-chair for 
1Goal, an international campaign tied to the World Cup to expand global 
education, alongside Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan and Bono. She has 
been an avid supporter of several non-profits, including V-Day, Healthy Child
 Healthy World, Step Up Women’s Network, The Children’s Defense Fund, Declare
Yourself and Voto Latino. Her passion for social justice, particularly for
women and children, has led to several trips to Capitol Hill. Currently, she is
the spokesperson for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, joining 
leading public health experts to demand government leadership increase
protections against toxic chemicals. She is also on the board of directors
of Baby2Baby (Baby2Baby.org), which supplies essential baby gear and
clothing to families in need.
 Jessica was in the top twenty of
Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of Fortune’s 10
Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012. She has been named part of Vanity
Fair’s Next Establishment and Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 UK Glamour 
Women of the Year Awards. She is also the recipient of the Entertainment Media
 Association’s Green Parent Award and the Mt. Sinai Children’s
 Environmental Health Center Champion for Children Award.  Published in 2013, her book, The Honest
Life, an accessible, creative guide to authentic, healthy and stylish living,
 was a New York Times bestseller. Jessica’s acting career began at 
the age of 12.  After studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company with 
founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, she went on to gain worldwide
recognition as the star of James Cameron’s “Dark Angel.”  She has since 
made over 25 feature films, from comedies to dramas, gritty independents to 
major studio blockbusters that have earned a combined box office total of over 
$800 million.

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