Category Archives: Africa & Middle East

ELLE South Africa Impact2 Awards

On February 26th, was held the final judging for the ELLE Impact2 Awards for South Africa. The South African panel – consisted of successful women, each amazing in leadership and commitment to social issue – elected Thato Kgatlhanye as the overall winner. Thato is the founder of Rethaka Trading which manufactures Repurpose Schoolbags, solar-powered backpacks, […]
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ELLE US Impact2 Award in New York City

You could almost hear the sound of crickets – but only because crickets were the winning ingredient in the genius behind the business honored with the « ELLE Impact2 Award »**.  Presented in NYC on January 26th by ELLE US, along with Le Comptoir de l’Innovation and CALSO, the award aims to help a female entrepreneur’s business grow. Rose Wang, CEO of Six Foods, took […]
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ELLE Impact2 Award

In April 2015, ELLE France and Le Comptoir de l’Innovation co-operated to design and launch the ELLE IMPACT² AWARD, a unique award dedicated to female social entrepreneurship. The first edition took place in France and rewarded a female social entrepreneur during the Impact² ceremony in the Paris City Hall. This year, for the second edition, […]
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The women who spoke up in 2015

Whether they are exposing online trolls or calling out sexism on the red carpet, these women refuse to stay silent on issues that affected us all in 2015. Find out their portrait on ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/the-women-who-spoke-up-in-2015/

UN GOALS: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

The United Nations fifteen-year development program, launched in 2000, came to a close on Monday 6 of July with the organisation’s final report, and the gender equality results don’t look good. Find out more on the ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/un-goals-what-women-need-to-know/  

Women on Time’s 100 most influential list

Last week Time Magazine released its annual 100 Most Influential People list and it includes 40 women (one fewer than last year’s record-breaking 41). Find out more on ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/women-on-times-100-most-influential-list/

3 SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN ON FEMINISM

Local feminist Jen Thorpe chats to three South African women about how much progress we are making towards empowering South African women in 2015: ELLE South Africa

Women in Society: The Happiness Index in South Africa

What is happiness and what does it mean for a woman to be truly happy? Most importantly: how happy are we? Find out the Happiness Index results on the ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/elle-happiness-index-results/  

Social Media – A man’s or a woman’s world?

Is the future of social media gender bias? ELLE South Africa investigates… http://www.elle.co.za/social-media-a-mans-or-a-womans-world/

ELLE Women In Society in South Africa

ELLE South Africa launched the Women In Society property in 2014 in timing with ELLE International’s global survey on women’s status in society. The worldwide survey, The Happiness Index, sets a precedent for our commitment to South African women – to celebrate, commend and create a voice for female game changers, talented individuals and local […]
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