The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate Awards works to recognize women in science, and their contribution to the field. International judges choose 5 women annually, to represent their continents as they are honoured in this prestigious award ceremony.
This year the jury president for the awards was University of Cape Town’s Professor Jill Farrant, who was also the African/Arab States recipient of the 2012 award.
Find out her interview on ELLE South Africa website: http://www.elle.co.za/women-in-science-we-chat-to-professor-jill-farrant/
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/
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/
On February 26th, was held the final judging for the ELLE Impact2 Awards for South Africa.
The South African panel – consisted of successful women, each amazing in leadership and commitment to social issue – elected Thato Kgatlhanye as the overall winner. Thato is the founder of Rethaka Trading which manufactures Repurpose Schoolbags, solar-powered backpacks, made from recycled plastic. These innovative bags charge on a child’s walk to and from school, later transforming into a light to enable them to finish homework and study at night.
Thato will represent South Africa on April 7th in Paris for final grand prize.
Find out more on the event on: http://www.elle.co.za/elle-impact2-awards/
** ELLE Impact2 for Women : An International Award for Female Social Entrepreneurship
9 editions of ELLE along with the investment firm Le Comptoir de l’Innovation have joined forces to promote women entrepreneurs. Each of the editions will be holding a local competition to award one woman-led business or a business dedicated to female empowerment. The 9 semi-finalists will come to Paris to compete for the final grand prize, the “ELLE Impact2 Award” at the IMPACT2 ceremony on April 7th, 2016.
The award is aimed at encouraging and supporting effectively a :
- woman-led or female-empowerment dedicated entreprise
- viable business model
- social entreprise that is bringing innovative solutions to major social, societal and environmental issues
- social entreprise in launch phase or pre-development stage (in test period having convinced a number of customers, OR the service or product has already been sold but entreprise has growth potential.
The participating ELLE editions (listed below) will lend their support by covering the projects editorially and providing mentoring to the winners :
- South Africa
Here is a ‘Who’s Who’…
Le Comptoir de l’Innovation
One of the leading social investment companies operating in France and the US, promoting and investing in the development of social enterprises worldwide.
Impact2 – through the Comptoir de l’Innovation, the Impact2 Forum is a cycle of international events engaging business leaders, policymakers and financial institutions dedicated to the promotion of social entrepreneurship worldwide. For the last 4 years, the Comptoir de l’Innovation has gathered more than 1500 decision makers from more than 50 countries in City Hall of Paris.
Whether they are exposing online trolls or calling out sexism on the red carpet, these women refuse to stay silent on issues that affected us all in 2015. Find out their portrait on ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/the-women-who-spoke-up-in-2015/
The 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/
Local feminist Jen Thorpe chats to three South African women about how much progress we are making towards empowering South African women in 2015:
ELLE South Africa
What is happiness and what does it mean for a woman to be truly happy? Most importantly: how happy are we? Find out the Happiness Index results on the ELLE South Africa’s website: http://www.elle.co.za/elle-happiness-index-results/
Is the future of social media gender bias? ELLE South Africa investigates…