“What more do I want? All that I deserve.” Those are the words to the readers of ELLE Italy.

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.

Find out more on ELLE Italy’s website: https://www.elle.com/it/magazine/women-in-society/a26589511/cosa-sognano-donne-futuro/

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

ELLE Active France: 8th edition in Paris!

More than 3,500 participants attended the 8th edition of the ELLE Active forum which took place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March in Paris, at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).

The program: two days of conferences with major interviews, debates, political interviews, workshops and one-to-one sessions…

Re-live in 45 images these two inspiring days: https://www.elle.fr/Elle-Active/Actualites/Revivez-le-forum-ELLE-Active-Paris-2019-en-images

ELLE Active Italy: 3rd edition in Milan

On 10 and 11 November 2018 was held the 3rd edition of the ELLE Active Forum in Milan, at the Bicocca University.

With 6,000 participants, 420 speakers, 2 days of talks, meetings, workshops: it was a success!

Find out more about the event on ELLE Italy’s website: https://www.elle.com/it/magazine/women-in-society/g25084603/ella-active-2018-forum-lavoro-femminile/

ELLE UK: Three Girls’ Powerful Stories On International Day Of The Girl

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl, ELLE UK asked three young females living in war-torn countries about why their rights matter.

Continue reading ELLE UK: Three Girls’ Powerful Stories On International Day Of The Girl

France: ELLE loves the planet!

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.

C40: WOMEN4CLIMATE Mentorship, Paris

 

C40 aims 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.

Do you have a project for climate or air quality in Paris? Join the empowerment program #Women4Climate! You have two weeks left to apply, do not wait any longer: https://www.c40.org/other/women4climate-paris-2018

 

Mentorees from WOMEN4CLIMAT in Paris, first edition

ELLE Active Forum: 7th edition in Paris!

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.

Relive the event in pictures here: http://www.elle.fr/Elle-Active/Actualites/Revivez-le-forum-ELLE-Active-de-Paris-2018-en-images

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BUYING INTO FEMINISM: When Fashion designers sell politics alongside their clothes

The line between making genuine political statements and cashing in on the resistance has become murky. The ELLE UK looks at the designers who are getting it right: https://www.elle.com/uk/fashion/a19698850/politics-on-the-runway/

Women4Climate Paris

Last May, Anne Hidalgo – Mayor of Paris and President of C40-Cities – encouraged parisian women to run for candidates to become “Climat heroines”. On October 16th, the names of the ones who will get concretely involved for climat have been revealed. Continue reading Women4Climate Paris