UNESCO and Christian Dior Couture celebrate young female talents engaged for gender equality
Christian Dior Couture and UNESCO are co-organizing the “Dream for Change” e-conference to reinforce their partnership for education and gender equality and celebrate the graduation of the class of 2020 Women@Dior(link sends e-mail) mentoring programme.
The e-conference, an online event (31 March, 13:00 CET) will have one thousand young women from 25 countries attending and feature awards for best projects from last year’s Dior mentoring programme. It also launches this year’s edition of the mentoring programme on the theme of Women Leadership & Sustainability.
Dior is a member of the Global Education Coalition, established by UNESCO in March 2020 to support learning continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate the transformation of education systems around inclusion, resilience and sustainability. This collaboration has enabled 200 talented young female students from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka to benefit from the Women@Dior(link sends e-mail) mentoring programme. Over the course of a year, the online programme, created in 2017, provides courses on autonomy, inclusion, creativity and sustainability, and invites participants to create a project that supports the empowerment of young girls.
In addition to Women@Dior(link sends e-mail) graduates, the event will feature the participation of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pietro Beccari, CEO of Christian Dior Couture, Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies of LVMH Group, and member of the LVMH Executive Committee, Emmanuelle Favre, Director of Human Resources at Christian Dior Couture, and Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education.