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.
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
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
For the 5th consecutive year, on June 16th, ELLE Japan successfully hosted the ELLE Women in Society event, in Tokyo at Shibuya Hikarie. Through this one-day forum, ELLE Japanaims to encourage the success of women in Japan by helping them to realize their potential, to improve their performance and by supporting them to achieve work-life balance.
Themed “Empower your Futur”, ELLE Women in Society conducted its fifth event, which is now one of the largest in Japan. Against the backdrop of our current world which faces acceleration in globalisation, changes in technologies including AI, and many social issues such as the declining birthrate and growing proportion of elderly people, the event proposed “attitude toward working” to the women of today.
Guest speakers currently active as leaders in various fields took the stage and gave specialseminars. A wide variety of workshops were also offered, from lessons on applying makeup to improve your likeability, “smile lessons” in facial yoga, running sessions, and kick boxing exercise. A total of over 2,500 working women took part in the event, ending with a networking party.
Once again, this 5th edition of ELLE Women in Society has been really enriching and inspiring. And rendez-vous is already set for 2019!
Meet Nonhlanhla Joye, the inspiring Impact2 Award Global Winner!
In its Jan/Feb 2017 issue, ELLE South Africa introduced us to Nonhlanhla Joye, founder and director of Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute, and winner of the Impact2 Award semi-finals in Johannesburg in November last year for which ELLE formed part of the judging panel.
ELLE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES THE 2nd EDITION OF ITS WORLDWIDE SURVEY ON WOMEN AND THEIR HAPPINESS: THE HAPPINESS INDEX
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 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!
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.
The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate Awards works to recognize women in science, and their contribution to the field. International judges choose 5 women annually, to represent their continents as they are honoured in this prestigious award ceremony.
This year the jury president for the awards was University of Cape Town’s Professor Jill Farrant, who was also the African/Arab States recipient of the 2012 award.