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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Women on Time’s 100 most influential list

Last week Time Magazine released its annual 100 Most Influential People list and it includes 40 women (one fewer than last year’s record-breaking 41). Find out more on ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/women-on-times-100-most-influential-list/

USA: The Agenda ELLE

How 43 women are changing the world for women in 2015

The Agenda

In celebration of ELLE USA‘s thirtieth anniversary in 2015, is launched its most important initiative yet: a board of 43 female powerhouses who are joining forces to improve the lives of women for the next 30 years. Find out more here: http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/g8812/the-agenda-female-powerhouses/?click=_srch_3

ELLE Women In Society in South Africa

WISELLE South Africa launched the Women In Society property in 2014 in timing with ELLE International’s global survey on women’s status in society. The worldwide survey, The Happiness Index, sets a precedent for our commitment to South African women – to celebrate, commend and create a voice for female game changers, talented individuals and local initiatives across a wide and varied spectrum of industries. Our plan is to conceive and develop conferences, panel discussions, real and online live debates that provoke conversation, create awareness and strengthen our closeness and interaction with women in South Africa.

Read more : http://elle.co.za/category/the-female-factor/

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