Thank You! Some editions have created special covers to highlight inspiring stories that reinforce the power of community and that every effort counts.
ELLE UK’s digital cover The Other Front Line focuses on the journeys and hardships endured by essential workers today. This story uniquely features everyday heroes such as teachers, supermarket workers, delivery drivers, the list goes on. To honor their strength and bravery, readers nominated these women and interviews were held to hear their stories first hand.
“My hope is that people come out of this having learnt to recognise what nurses, shopkeepers packing shelves and everyone who has given their labour through this pandemic has done.” – Georgia Haymen, North Kensington.
ELLE France gave similar praise to all of the essential workers with their special cover MERCI. Acknowledging the efforts of those who continue to work through the pandemic is crucial in these times, so thank you to our ELLE team for materializing these sentiments.
During this uncertain time, ELLE’s editors share their personal journeys with us to help nurture the community and provide support. Personal anecdotes and advice are offered, as well as open Q+As with the readers.
ELLE Netherlands has done an immense job creating an open Q+A platform on Instagram called Quarantine Talks. Not only do many of their team members give us a play-by-play of their day, but they also invite readers to send them questions via messenger. Readers are encouraged to ask them ‘anything’, and responses are posted on their story.
ELLE Spain shares similar wisdom with their Quarantine Diaries. Editors individually take us through in depth narratives full of personal reflections, their accounts of how the virus has impacted daily life, plus general messages of encouragement.
ELLE Italy thought to give an answer to this question by asking it’s readers to participate in an ambitious project : “Cosa voglio di più ?” – What more do I want ? A big editorial survey to understand what are the desires and ambitions of women.
In further details, this analysis will be done throughout the year by using online surveys and open comparisons on social media, and through ELLE’s pages with interviews, in-depth discussions with experts and appointments.
The results of the survey and the online observatory on the issues that matter most to women, will give a postcard of the future in which women and their goals will become the protagonists and which each month will be the starting point from which ELLE will begin to deepen the feminine themes through its pages.
These questions will be further examined during the 4th edition of Elle Active from 9 to 10 November 2019 in Milan.
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.
Last friday, 5th of October 2018, the French edition of ELLE have hit the newsstands with a 100% “Green” special issue. With natural inks, biodegradable wrapping, no vernish, the magazine has been printed on paper coming from sustainably managed forests.
In this issue, you can find the “100 environmentally-friendly actions to adopt”, the latest mobile applications that matter, reports/storys, other advices to eat better or also an interview of stylist Stella McCartney.
An issue definitively focused on ecology, to help us changing our habits and better consume.
C40aims to contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experiences through an ambitious mentorship programme dedicated to women in C40 cities. This C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Programme – launched in 2016 by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and first woman elected as President of the C40 – will match mayors, committed leaders from the business sector, international organizations and civil society with emerging women leaders.
The Mentors will share their knowledge and experiences, supporting the mentees to become powerful leaders in their chosen field, including politics, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.
The city of Paris is launching its second Women4Climate cohort, being the 6th city this year staging the mentorship programme after Mexico City, Montreal, Quito, London and Tel Aviv-Yafo.
More than 3,500 participants attended the seventh edition of the ELLE Active Forum at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris, on April 6th & 7th. The program: more than 100 masterclasses and numerous one-to-one sessions with experts to boost his career. But also a day and a half of conference with testimonies of inspiring women, political interviews, lighting specialists or comedy sketches … not to mention the surprise arrival of Carla Bruni to interpret three songs.