Women in Society: The Happiness Index in 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/


Women in Society: The Happiness Index in Italy

THI2Find out the results of the Happiness Index survey in Italy: http://www.elle.it/Magazine/The-Happiness-Index-risultati-italiani-felicita

Women in Society: The Happiness Index in Canada

Are women around the world truly happy? 10 International ELLE editors weigh in on the state of women in societySee more on ELLE Canada’s  website at: http://video.ellecanada.com/3923935897001/ELLE_Women_in_Society_The_Happiness_Index

“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 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!