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

ELLE France: first lady on cover!

Brigitte Macron, the French President’s wife, is on cover of the ELLE France’s 18th of August issue.

For the first time ever, she speaks about her, about her childhood, her love story, her doubts and her fights… and she chose to do it in ELLE France.

Take a glance at her interview on elle.fr: http://www.elle.fr/Societe/News/Brigitte-Macron-sur-son-statut-de-Premiere-dame-Les-Francais-ne-m-ont-pas-elue-moi-3520076

 

 

ELLE Active Forum 2017, France

 

This year the ELLE Active annual French Forum took place from March 24 to March 25 2017 in Paris with the special theme about “Re-enchanting the power” in business. If you are an active business women there is few helpful tips you need to know such as how to ask for a raise, how to create your own company, how to ‘brand’ yourself, how to develop your network, and lot of other tricks to boost your professional career. Continue reading ELLE Active Forum 2017, France

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.

1st edition of ELLE Active in Italy!

ELLE Italy has organised its very first edition of ELLE Active in Milan. And with more than 2000 participating women, we already can say it was a great success!

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This 2-days event was held on November 4th & 5th 2016, at the uncredited Pavilion in Milan. 2 days of workshops, coaching, one-to-one sessions and debates with Italian Institutions… focused on one major topic: Women & Work. Indeed, just like the French or Japanese edition of ELLE Active, the forum aimed at promoting women’s work and career. “Promote yourself”, “How to network”, “Dress for success”, “Balance work and private life”… many crucial issues for women that have been adressed  by the 200 participating experts.

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Rendez-vous is already taken for 2017!

Find out more about ELLE Active Italy: http://www.elle.it/magazine/women-in-society/news/a1474926062262/elle-active-diario-2016/

Spain: ELLE Talks Startup!

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The night of entrepreneurs!

On June 30th, ELLE Spain has celebrated in Madrid a new edition of its now famous Talks and, this time, it was all about entrepreneurship: an evening full of good tips to start the great adventure! Experts spoke about their experience as entrepreneurs, not only in the professional field, but also in private life.

Find more on the event here: http://www.elle.es/revista-elle/mundo-elle/elle-talks-startup

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

ELLE Impact2 Award: the grand final

After weeks of preparations, the nine finalists for the second ELLE Impact2 Awards, gathered in Paris for the winners ceremony held on 7th April, at Paris City Hall.

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ELLE, together with the Comptoir de l’Innovation, are making it their mission to recognise and support female social entrepeneurship worldwide. Last year this initiative was launched in France alone but for its second year, ELLE Impact2 has widened its search for female entrepeneurs to nine countries (Sweden, Canada, the United States, France, India, Italy, South Africa, Belgium and the UK).

The award aims to boost a woman-led enterprise that has awareness for society and female empowerment at the core of its business model. The criteria for the competition searches for start-ups that have tested their products on their consumers and also have the potential for considerable growth. The business model for each initiative, has to demonstrate guaranteed sustainability and also prove that the product is solving a particular social, societal or environmental issue, either on a national or international scale.

JuryAfter the finalists delivered their pitch to the jury – made up of thirteen judges including the President Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris – the panel deliberated the values of each candidate before coming to their final decision. The winner’s prize was awarded to Thato Kgathlhanye, the South African finalist and founder of Repurpose School Bags ; a for-profit social enterprise that makes and personally distributes, innovatively designed schoolbags for students at disadvantaged schools in Africa.

The schoolbags have several special features including a solar panel that charges during the day and turns into a lamp at night, so children have the ability to study in dim light. The material the bags are of is created by fusing together recycled carrier bags, making them sustainable for the planet and water resistant, so children don’t have to worry about their books getting damp when it rains. The distribution of the bags relys on donations from ‘Giving Partners’ who are then welcomed to handover the bags, personally at a school that they have been matched to.

The ELLE Impact2 for Women Award remains loyal to the ELLE brand and the commitment that is attached to women in society.

ELLE Active Forum 2016, Paris

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Fast forward yourself to 2026 and all kinds of questions come to mind; will we be overrun by robots at work? Will we live on our phones? Will we all talk in code? Of course these are exaggerations but the idea of a digital revolution is something we are experiencing now and it is only going to continue to develop, in turn providing women with more opportunities in the workplace.

It was this revolution that inspired the theme for this year’s ELLE Active forum, held in Paris over the 8th and 9th April: “How will we women all work in ten years?”. Continue reading ELLE Active Forum 2016, Paris