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.
For the 6th consecutive year, on June 15th, ELLE Japan successfully hosted the ELLE Women in Society event, in Tokyo at Shibuya Hikarie. Through this one-day forum, ELLE Japanaims 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 “New era for women in a new world”, ELLE Women in Society conducted its sixth 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 specialseminars. 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.
This year also marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of ELLE in Japan, and a special kiosk with a row of archives had been settled.
Once again, this 6th edition of ELLE Women in Society has been really enriching and inspiring. And rendez-vous is already set for 2020!
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.