Women4Climate: 3rd edition in 2019

This past February, under the gilded ceilings of Paris’ Town Hall, women mayors, business leaders and innovators from around the world were given center stage on climate action and the urgent role awaiting women. It was the 3rd annual Women4Climate conference and ELLE International, a founding partner of the initiative along with L’Oréal, had front row seats for the action.

Spawning from an idea to empower and inspire women in climate action, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris along with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg launched Women4Climate in 2016, an offshoot of the C40 group – one of the most influential global organizations for cities and climate – to support women mayors around the world advancing for the climate. Why mayors? Because they lead cities, and even though cities only account for less than two percent of the earth’s surface, they consume 78 percent of the world’s energy and are responsible for over 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.  According to Mayor Hidalgo, women must be a part of the policy-making around the climate: “In order to tackle climate change, we need more women in leadership positions.”

Then in 2018, Women4Climate launched the ‘Tech Challenge’, an international competition for women innovators of climate projects. Rounding up the contestants and their projects in Paris during the conference in February, Inna Braverman, founder of Eco Wave Power and Elodie Grimoin, founder of Urban Canopee, were chosen as the two laureates during a ceremony hosted by ELLE & ELLE Decoration International Director, Valéria Bessolo Llopiz.

It’s safe to say that the future of the planet lies in the hands of our cities, and our youth.

Women4Climate: https://w4c.org/

Women4Climate Tech Challenge: https://w4c.org/tech-challenge

Women4Climate Tech Challenge / winning projects: https://w4c.org/tech-challenge/paris-tel-aviv-yafo-2019

The 3rd Annual Women4Climate Conference on February 21st 2019 in Paris, France © Sarah Bastin

11 actually useful career tips from ELLE editors around the globe

International ELLE editors share their advice on how to feel more confident in the boardroom and beyond: http://www.ellecanada.com/culture/society/mediagallery/real-life-career-hacks-from-international-elle-editors

The Happiness Index

ELLE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES THE 2nd EDITION OF ITS WORLDWIDE SURVEY ON WOMEN AND THEIR HAPPINESS: THE HAPPINESS INDEX 

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The International Department of ELLE, the world number one upscale women media brand, has mobilised all of ELLE’s 46 international editions around a common worldwide project: “The Happiness Index”, an exceptional and global survey carried out online and on social networks of each of the international ELLE editions, in partnership with the IFOP institute.

For this outstanding initiative, ELLE gave the floor to women through a questionnaire on various aspects of their everyday life: the level and source of their happiness, the challenges and pressures they face, age, appearance, confidence in the future, discrimination or women’s status in society. When first launched in 2014, “The Happiness Index” had collected nearly 24,000 answers. The 2016 edition gathered more than 30 000, raising the survey to the rank of a true “barometer of women’s happiness around the world“. A world first!

All the results of this exceptional global study, conceptualised and coordinated by the team of the ELLE International Department in Paris, as well as the detailed analysis per country, were provided to each ELLE edition at the end of January. Each country may publish the survey in its print edition and online from mid-February. This project, adapted on different platforms and spread out throughout the world, will give rise to numerous editorial contents, specific to each edition.

Like all the initiatives developed by ELLE International, this ambitious project was made possible thanks to the unique and strong ties that unite the 46 editions of ELLE around the world.

ELLE Foundation: #ELLEpourelles

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Created in 2004 to promote education of women worldwide, the ELLE Foundation launches an awareness digital campaign:

#ELLEpourelles : 1 photo to act

Through this campaign, the ELLE Foundation aims at mobilising as many people as possible, especially young people, on the importance of educating girls and training women.

For Karine Guldeman, General Delegate of the Foundation : “With this campaign, we want to reassert that supporting women’s emancipation through education leads to building a fairer society, but also to make it stronger economically and socielly.”

Join the campaign publishing your picture on social media with #ELLEpourelles.

For more information: http://www.ellefondation.org/la-fondation/nos-actus?ignore-cache=yes&p=1280

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated internationally to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. It is also a day to remember the struggles women face and honour the accomplishments they have made.

In honour of this day, ELLE South Africa has compiled a list of inspirational quotes from phenomenal women around the globe: http://www.elle.co.za/celebrating-international-womens-day/

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UN GOALS: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

ELLE South Africa_July 2015The 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/

 

The ELLE Foundation, France

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TO PROMOTE WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EDUCATION
ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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“The history of ELLE is a story of women.

Fighting for their place, defending their rights and asserting their role in society… These values have been the fundamental goals pursued by the magazine’s founder, Hélène Lazareff.

The ELLE Foundation, created in 2004 by the Lagardère Active Group in France, reflects those exalted objectives, still relevant today as they were in the past, by pursuing them beyond the pages of our magazine and editorial columns.

There is a relationship between us and our readers that does not stop at words or ideas, but which continues to be made, whenever and wherever we are able to encourage the emancipation of women.”

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For women’s and girls emancipation through education

“Educating girls is the basis for progress in our modern societies. Education has taught us to respect ourselves as well as others, to take charge of our lives and defend our values. Through the ELLE Foundation, we wish to further these values and offer them to women who need them the most all around the world.” These were Valérie Toranian’s words when she announced the creation of the ELLE Foundation.

The ELLE Foundation is headed by an Executive Board, which ascertains the strategy and development of the foundation. Valérie Toranian, ELLE Editor in chief, is the President of the foundation. Karine Guldemann, Chief representative, and Chloé Freoa, Projects Manager, daily runs the ELLE Foundation.

It provides funding for projects submitted by NGOs. The projects have to be approved by an Executive Committee that is convened twice a year to select suitable projects. Geographical criteria are not the main issue and the Foundation tries, as far as possible, to work with one partner in each country. The geographical areas are chosen according to the political, social and economical contexts. The projects are selected with regards to their specificity and innovative quality.

It supports all programs aiming to increasing the independence of mothers through informal education, vocational training and social rehabilitation. It supports all initiatives that enable them to send their daughters to school.

It promotes the creation of information networks and tools for women.

It primarily focuses its action in countries where educating girls is the key to long-term economic growth. Among its projects, ELLE Solidarité Mode : An annual national contest which allows three female students from French underprivileged territories to undertake fashion design studies in Paris.

An other one is ROZ, implemented by Afghanistan Libre. Since its creation in 2002, the ELLE Foundation supports the publication and the development of one of the very first Afghan women’s magazine. Nearly 10 years after its birth, the ELLE Foundation supports more than 60 programs implemented by international NGOs, in almost 25 countries.

Contacts :
Karine Guldemann, and Chloé Freoa
Karine.guldemann@lagardere-active.com
Chloe.freoa@lagardere-active.com
Tel. + 33 1 41 34 74 18
http://www.ellefondation.org