“What more do I want? All that I deserve.” Those are the words to the readers of ELLE Italy.

ELLE Italy thought to give an answer to this question by asking it’s readers to participate in an ambitious project : “Cosa voglio di più ?” – What more do I want ? A big editorial survey to understand what are the desires and ambitions of women.

In further details, this analysis will be done throughout the year by using online surveys and open comparisons on social media, and through ELLE’s pages with interviews, in-depth discussions with experts and appointments.

The results of the survey and the online observatory on the issues that matter most to women, will give a postcard of the future in which women and their goals will become the protagonists and which each month will be the starting point from which ELLE will begin to deepen the feminine themes through its pages.

These questions will be further examined during the 4th edition of Elle Active from 9 to 10 November 2019 in Milan.

Find out more on ELLE Italy’s website: https://www.elle.com/it/magazine/women-in-society/a26589511/cosa-sognano-donne-futuro/

Women4Climate: 3rd edition in 2019

This past February, under the gilded ceilings of Paris’ Town Hall, women mayors, business leaders and innovators from around the world were given center stage on climate action and the urgent role awaiting women. It was the 3rd annual Women4Climate conference and ELLE International, a founding partner of the initiative along with L’Oréal, had front row seats for the action.

Spawning from an idea to empower and inspire women in climate action, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris along with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg launched Women4Climate in 2016, an offshoot of the C40 group – one of the most influential global organizations for cities and climate – to support women mayors around the world advancing for the climate. Why mayors? Because they lead cities, and even though cities only account for less than two percent of the earth’s surface, they consume 78 percent of the world’s energy and are responsible for over 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.  According to Mayor Hidalgo, women must be a part of the policy-making around the climate: “In order to tackle climate change, we need more women in leadership positions.”

Then in 2018, Women4Climate launched the ‘Tech Challenge’, an international competition for women innovators of climate projects. Rounding up the contestants and their projects in Paris during the conference in February, Inna Braverman, founder of Eco Wave Power and Elodie Grimoin, founder of Urban Canopee, were chosen as the two laureates during a ceremony hosted by ELLE & ELLE Decoration International Director, Valéria Bessolo Llopiz.

It’s safe to say that the future of the planet lies in the hands of our cities, and our youth.

Women4Climate: https://w4c.org/

Women4Climate Tech Challenge: https://w4c.org/tech-challenge

Women4Climate Tech Challenge / winning projects: https://w4c.org/tech-challenge/paris-tel-aviv-yafo-2019

The 3rd Annual Women4Climate Conference on February 21st 2019 in Paris, France © Sarah Bastin

ELLE USA: New survey on gender gap

A new survey in the US, published by TIME, says almost half of men think women just ‘made up’ the gender pay gap… a surprising result on Equal Pay Day, the date that represents how much longer women have had to work to make as much money as men did the year before.

Find out details on ELLE US’ website: https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a27019588/equal-pay-day-gender-gap-survey-time/

C40: WOMEN4CLIMATE Mentorship, Paris

 

C40 aims 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.

Do you have a project for climate or air quality in Paris? Join the empowerment program #Women4Climate! You have two weeks left to apply, do not wait any longer: https://www.c40.org/other/women4climate-paris-2018

 

Mentorees from WOMEN4CLIMAT in Paris, first edition

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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”

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.

ELLE South Africa: 10 questions with feminist researcher, Joy Watson

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With over 21 years of experience, specialising in research  on women in politics, women and governance and violence against women, feminist researcher Joy Watson is one to watch. She recently joined ELLE South Africa as newest guest contributor. Here you get to know her a little bit better: http://www.elle.co.za/10-questions-with-feminist-researcher-joy-watson/

ELLE UK at the Women of the World Festival

The Festival took place from 8th to 13th of March in London’s Southbank Centre, celebrating women and girls, and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.

ELLE UK had to be part of it! Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1QUvbXK

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ELLE UK: The Feminism issue

Carey-Mulligan-ELLE-Cover-NovemberThe Special Feminism issue – now annual – of ELLE UK is now on neswstands!

In this November issue, Carey Mulligan, on cover and in interview, talks about motherhood, reflects on the need for more women’s voices to be heard, both in Hollywood and beyond, on wage inequality… on how to be a feminist!

http://www.elleuk.com/now-trending/carey-mulligan-is-elle-uk-november-cover-star-novemeber-2016

This Special issue is also the occasion for a campaign on social media under the label #MOREWOMEN, to celebrate the global power of women’s collectives in a playful, engaging way.

UN GOALS: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

ELLE South Africa_July 2015The United Nations fifteen-year development program, launched in 2000, came to a close on Monday 6 of July with the organisation’s final report, and the gender equality results don’t look good.

Find out more on the ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/un-goals-what-women-need-to-know/