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 Japan aims 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 special seminars. 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!
Find out more on ELLE Women in Society Japan here: https://womeninsociety.elle.co.jp/event/
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.
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/
October 6th was held the ELLE BOSS 2016 awards dinner in Johannesburg, a real celebration of excellence through young women rising and making moves in the world of business !
Find out more on ELLE South Africa website: http://www.elle.co.za/elle-boss-2016-awards-dinner-celebration-excellence/
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
For the 3rd consecutive year, on June 18th, ELLE Japan and ELLE Online organised the ELLE Women in Society event, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills… And it has been a great success!
Through this one-day forum, ELLE Japan aims 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.
1200 ELLE readers have been able to join for free the 7 seminars and 14 workshops organised for them, with testimonials, practical advices and experts speeches from successful professional women or speakers from women-friendly companies, from various domains including luxury, fashion, industry, services, NPO/NGO, IT, health, cooking, design and music.
The astronaut Naoko Yamazaki was one of those prestigious speakers.
Once again, this 3rd edition of ELLE Women in Society has been really enriching and inspiring.
And rendez-vous is already set for 2017!
Women up! The ELLE Active Forum arrives in China!
This one-day event will be hold on June 6th, at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, with 2 plenary sessions and 4 workshops. 800 attendees are expected, ready to share experiences, ideas and inspiration from various experts.
Stay tuned for the post event report!
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.
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.
After 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.
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”
ELLE Italy and Le Comptoir de l’Innovation announce Orange Fiber, as the winner of the ELLE Impact2 Award* in Italy.
Most of us wouldn’t look twice at a piece of orange peel left to waste. Enlarge the scale and think of all the industrial waste from citrus fruits in the world and you might reconsider what happens to that piece of peel. 700,000 tons of citrus products, go to waste each year in Italy alone. Orange Fiber wants to transform this waste into a wearable, sustainable and biodegradeable textile, which also endorses the Italian tradition of high quality materials in fashion.
The idea behind Orange Fiber was first proposed by Adriana Santanocito as the subject of her thesis in 2012. The theory was then put into motion with the help of co-founder, Enrica Arena and after patenting the company together in 2013, the first protypes of the fabric were made. Thanks to extenstive research and entrepenerial support, the optimized samples were released in 2015 and this year sees the official launch of Orange Fiber fabric ; a silk like material which can be coloured and printed just like traditional fabrics. The material will be showcased in collaboration with a high-end fashion brand who puts the same emphasis on sustainable products, made in Italy.
It may be just the beginning for Orange Fiber but the brand certainly has a strong vision for the future, thanks to it’s replicable production method. By 2020, Orange Fiber predicts to produce 400,000 metres of fabric from citrus fruits, by using an environmentally friendly process, which could be used the world over. Meaning that the cost of the product could eventually be lowered, putting the material in competition with more polluting fabrics, such as polyester or cotton. The Orange Fiber brand will above all, be recognised for being based on sustainibility and well-being.
As winners of the Award, Adriana and Enrica will attend the ELLE Impact2 Award’s, final in Paris on the 7th April 2016.
Find out pictures of the event on ELLE Italy’s website: http://www.elle.it/Magazine/Elle-Impact2-for-Women-foto-premiazione
* An award for Female Social Entrepreneurship