ELLE Mexico: Working Girls Day

ELLE Mexico launches the first fashion workshop in the country: Working Girls Day!

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On October 3rd 2014, in one of the most emblematic museums of Mexico, the event will bring together experts and women who wants to become outstanding in their work work.

The workshop will cover topics such as “How to convince in 10 minutes”, “Logistics to achieve all your goals” or also “Job coaching”… among others. The ELLE Editors will also give a tutorial called “Make it work”, on how to create the best looks according to different types of jobs.

The event will be accessible to women who have subscribed to a package including a subscription to ELLE magazine, with 3 different offers.

“Women in Society” in Japan!

ELLE Japon Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Hosting Event to Encourage Working Women!

10439431_729112647131764_3723931229153776347_nOn Saturday June 14, ELLE Japon hosted the first ever “Women in Society” talk show event to celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary. The event took place at Roppongi Academyhills, attracting over 500 women. ELLE Japon editor-in-chief Kaori Tsukamoto introduced the event by saying, “People may be surprised at ELLE Japon hosting such an event. One of the missions of ELLE magazine, which began in France after the Second World War, was to join forces with readers to show women ways to master employment, marriage and childbirth. This event continues that tradition.”

Women at the forefront of a range of fields from both Japan and overseas came together in the auditorium of the main venue to discuss women’s working lives and lifestyles from different perspectives. Staff from ELLE Japon, ELLE ONLINE and ELLE Shop as well as sponsor companies facilitated workshops on various aspects of women’s working lifestyles, such as workplace fashion and makeup techniques. ELLE archives including the first French edition and other items of interest were on display, fostering a lively atmosphere.

The inaugural edition of ELLE was launched in France in 1945 as a magazine supporting employment and social advancement for women who wanted to make their own choices. This was the same year that women in France earned the right to vote. ELLE Japon, inheriting the ELLE vision to “open your appetites!” will continue to empower women with initiatives focusing on the theme of “women and work.”

Quotes about “Women in Society” (in order of appearance, summarized)

Believe in yourself. Be open to the world.”
Adriana Carneiro Ribeiro, Vice-President, LCV Quality, Renault S.A.S.

It’s important to have a sound business model. I think cool business judgment is extremely important (for social initiatives as well).”
Emmy Suzuki Harris, Campaigns Director Japan, change.org

I try to use data to demonstrate growth (to sustain motivation).”
Reina Otsuka, Founder and CEO, eco+waza, Japan

In Japan, 90% of children who are unable to live with their parents live in a facility for infants, or in an orphanage. It’s insane. Children have a right to have a family.”
Kanae Doi, Japan Director, Human Rights Watch

To actively participate in the world, you need to learn to:
Be confident, be curious and share different experiences.”
Valérie Toranian, Editor-in-chief of the French edition of ELLE magazine

Hone your own individual skills, power up your communication, accustom yourself to an environment of diversity.”
Yukio Tomikura, Chief Editor, COURRiER Japon

I juggle child-raising with my husband and my work.”
Yuka Itaya, Actress

A base that feels like skin. Eyes that show purpose. That’s makeup for success.”
RIKA, Makeup artist

My hope is that we can all value ourselves, not for the value society places on us – but for our unique knowledge, experiences and gifts.”
Cameron Russell, Top model and founder of Interrupt magazine

Because life has become so convenient (with smartphones and so on), you really need to be careful about how you use your time. Such as setting a time after which you don’t check your email…It helps in maintaining a good work/life balance too.”
Naho Kono, Executive Officer, Rakuten

People say that being a woman is a disadvantage, but I think you’re blessed if you think you’re lucky to be a woman! Sometimes, you may think you got an important assignment because you are a woman, but it is better to step up with a positive attitude.”
Yukiko Muto, President, OpenTable K.K.

What I want to say is ‘Say no to compromise!’ You’ll always regret making compromises.”
Miki Iwamura, CMO of Google Japan, Marketing Director for Asia Pacific at Google

A very successful 1st edition!

Find out here a short report video of the event:

ELLE Active Forum 2014, France

ELLE ActiveOne day in support of Women’s ambition: on April 4th, the 3rd edition of the ELLE Active Forum, organised by ELLE France, took place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council headquarters in Paris.
Debates, meetings, workshops and conferences, with 180 stakeholders… everything was at hand to boost women’s careers and aid in managing their professional goals.
More than 2,500 women participated to the event!

More information: http://www.elle.fr/Societe/Le-travail/Faire-bouger-les-choses/ELLE-Active-le-4-avril-affirmez-vos-ambitions-2669142

ELLE Japan special event on Women in Society!

Major Seminar Supporting Working Women to Celebrate ELLE Japon’s 25th Anniversary – 500 guests to Roppongi Academyhills on Saturday June 14

WIS logo JapanSince ever, ELLE pages have always carried the message that it was important for women to be confident and to participate actively in society.

As part of the celebrations of ELLE’s 25 years in Japan and in keeping with this message, ELLE Japon will host the seminar “Women in Society” in support of working women on Saturday June 14 at Roppongi Academyhills.

Numerous guests, both local and international, will speak in support of women. Prominent speakers will include Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell, a social activist whose TED Talk caused quite a stir, the Editor-in-chief of the French edition of ELLE Valerie Toranian, active business people from companies such as Renault, Rakuten and Google, and social entrepreneurs.

As a part of this anniversary initiative, the June issue of ELLE Japon, available from Monday April 28, features brilliant, vibrant women from around the world who are passionate about their work. ELLE remains committed to supporting women who live their lives with an avid sense of curiosity.

A special website commemorating the 25th anniversary of ELLE Japon launches on Wednesday, June 4. In addition to an ELLE magazine retrospective, archived content from ELLE France edition and messages from young creators from around the world will be supplemented by anniversary year event news and other information to add a frisson of excitement to this significant anniversary year.


ELLE Active in France

Women at work: ELLE France commits itself!

Women are still faced with increasing difficulty in the workplace vis-a-vis men. Therefore in 2011, in order to help them, ELLE France has created the “ELLE Active”.

LOGO ELLE ACTIVEThrough this initiative, ELLE aims to encourage the success of women, allowing them to realize their potential, develop their efficiency, and support them in their concerns of professional and salarial equity.

2014: Ambition mission

On April 4th, at the headquarter of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris, ELLE France organises the Forum of the Active Women.

Through meetings, debates, coaching and networking, ELLE Active breaks the taboos and gives women the keys to success!



ELLE Works! in Spain

Presentacion ELLE Works1ELLE Spain launched an initiative called ELLE Works! A new project dedicated to working matters. A new supplement with practical and useful information to find a job or change it despite the crisis.

EL325supw_aqui_Page_1As you probably know, Spain has a very high unemployment rate, affecting 25% of the active population and this problem worries a lot our readers who are concerned about the lack of jobs, how and where to get a work, how to start a new business… Working matters really matter.
That’s why we, ELLE Spain, launched a work-oriented supplement, inside the magazine, together with two initiatives: The ELLE Talent Project and The ELLE Talks. We wanted to launch a positive and motivating message and give useful solutions: how to dress to impress during an interview, how to prepare a video CV, how to network, how to make the most of social media, how to face an interview and succeed! … Everything, with an ELLE twist!

EL325supw_caeras_Page_1“There are job vacancies here!” was the title of the main story. We turned into head-hunters and gathered more than 2.500 jobs from big national and international brands, adding all the details and requirements to apply for those jobs. We counted with challenging and outstanding brands such as L’Oréal, Coca Cola, Inditex, Mango, Loewe, Google, Yahoo, Sheraton, Reebok, Starwood, vente-privées.

Another section of the supplement focused on the digital universe, a world that is getting more and  more vital in job searching: the new mantra is “be social!”
We interviewed highly qualified experts in order to mentor our readers of how to be successful, think out of the box and be happy at work. Our motto is : “hire an attitude, train the aptitude”. You can skill people up, you can train people, but you can’t change their character. And across the board, the great majority of companies share this new vision and they look for people who are awake and add value.

The ELLE Talent Project

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Unemployment is even worse when looking at young people: in Spain, one out of two is not working. So, we decided to send a positive message and give the opportunity to our youngest readers to make their dreams come true and launched a competition rewarding talent, The ELLE Talent Project. People registered on our website and sent a viable project concerning fashion, beauty or design. The winner receives 25,000 euros to start the project and an MBA, valued at 30, 000 euros, at the IE Business School : the top three business school in the world, according to The Financial Times. In this way, we gave the winner both financial and educational support.

ELLE Talks

Talks Gourmet 5 ELLE turns into a creative lab and created the ELLE Talks: a modern cycle of micro conferences of ten minutes each. It’s a new think tank: ten minutes of magic to spread empowering ideas trying to change the world or at least make us happier.
We give power to words and listen to the most brilliant people and again, send an inspiring and positive message to the society: think out of the box, without any fear and wide your mind. The goal is to build a great community of expertises, exchange ideas and bring together the most valuable minds from multiple fields : fashion, art, education, technology, science, literature…

We already organized 3 editions:
– The first one was dedicated to the Working universe, spreading important values such as talent, passion, determination, creativity, innovation, failure, motivation, bravery…
– The second one to Luxury: adding something new to shining luxe. We targeted at defining the new luxury: time, experience, craftsmanship, authenticity, made to measure…
– And the third one to the Gourmet world, in this moment of foodie fever.

The audience? A lot of celebrities, readers, PR managers and advertisers. And more Talks are coming, with new focuses : Fitness, Fashion, Street-style, Social networks… stay tuned!

ELLE Spain