ELLE UK: 4 Editors On The Outfit That Most Empowers Them At Work

Whether you have an important meeting that you want to ace or are simply looking to gain a confidence boost from your everyday wardrobe, discovering your signature style is key.

For a bit of 9-5 inspo, four ELLE UK editors reveal how they dress when they mean business:



France: ELLE loves the planet!

Last friday, 5th of October 2018, the French edition of ELLE have hit the newsstands with a 100% “Green” special issue. With natural inks, biodegradable wrapping, no vernish, the magazine has been printed on paper coming from sustainably managed forests.

In this issue, you can find the “100 environmentally-friendly actions to adopt”, the latest mobile applications that matter, reports/storys, other advices to eat better or also an interview of stylist Stella McCartney.

An issue definitively focused on ecology, to help us changing our habits and better consume.

11 actually useful career tips from ELLE editors around the globe

International ELLE editors share their advice on how to feel more confident in the boardroom and beyond: http://www.ellecanada.com/culture/society/mediagallery/real-life-career-hacks-from-international-elle-editors

Gender pay gap

Gender Pay Gap is Closing For Millennial Women: Feminism Hasn’t Failed.

Women born between 1981 and 2000 are paid five percent less than their male counterparts, compared to the nine percent pay disparity experienced by the generation before, reports the Guardian.
“It shows that the gender pay gap has closed for every subsequent generation of women,” the thinktank said. “This reflects positive trends, including rising higher educational participation which women in particular have benefited from, and more women breaking into high-paying industries and occupations.”

Find out the full article on: http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a33220/gender-pay-gap-closing/

Women4Climate: The female mayors taking on climate change

Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cap Town © C40

Women are the first victims of global warming. They are also often the first to take action to protect the environment. That is why the women mayors gathered at the Mexico City Summit signed the “Women4Climatemanifesto, which aims to support all women in the world working on local climate policies. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has just taken the lead of the C40-Cities for three years. She has signed this manifesto, which you can discover below, along with ten other women mayors. You can join #morewomen on social networks.


“A fact almost universally ignored but key to remember is that women leaders initiated the Paris Agreement adopted at COP21.

And this deserves to be widely known, because women throughout the world are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, and driving forward and accelerating the transition to a low carbon future.

The Paris Agreement on climate change is the single greatest diplomatic achievement of modern times. Signed by 190 countries, it has been ratified within less than a year by more than 80 parties, representing over 60% of global emissions.

While men like Ban-Ki Moon, Michael R. Bloomberg and Laurent Fabius were key, this global breakthrough has been concretely delivered by women. Throughout 2014 and 2015, an exceptional group of women headed by Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the French Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal and Ambassador of France for Climate Change Negotiations Laurence Tubiana, have been the true architects of the Paris Agreement.

And at the height of COP21 negotiations, many of us, female mayors, answered the call from Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, to act together against climate change, pushing nations to reach an ambitious agreement.

In November 2016, nations met once again in Marrakesh, one year on from COP21. Two remarkable women encouraged nation states to do more: the new UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, and Hakima El Haite, the Moroccan Delegate Minister in charge of the Environment.

Yet, there remains a stark disconnect between this powerful leadership and the reality of life for millions of women around the world, who are on the front line of global warming. The United Nations Population Fund concluded that women are more vulnerable than men to climate change, particularly if they live in low and middle-income countries. Women for example, are much more likely than men to die in climate-related natural disasters such as floods or heat waves, because they manage households and care for family members, limiting their ability to leave in the face of such crises.

We must fight this injustice together. As women are more impacted by climate-related natural disasters, they can also become key actors in preventing and adapting to climate change. We call on Heads of States to acknowledge this, and to systematically involve women in creating the policies that will deliver a low carbon world.

Through the C40 Cities Women4Climate initiative, we will invite prominent global women leaders to support other women working on local climate projects, through mentoring, and championing their achievements. This program directed, at both women from city governments and civil society organizations, will build the capacities of future leaders in cities.

Helping new generations of women to rise in the fight against climate change will make our cities stronger, more resilient and more equal.”

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid
Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona
Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockhom
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw
Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington D.C.
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama
Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town
Zandile Gumede, Mayor of Durban

Women4Climate on ELLE France website: http://www.elle.fr/Societe/News/Women4Climate-unies-contre-le-rechauffement-climatique-3393314

Women4Climate on ELLE South Africa website: http://www.elle.co.za/female-mayors-taking-climate-change-women4climate/