LVMH is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 throughout the Group. Our Maisons are engaged in myriad actions to drive better representation and inclusion for women in every role. Join us for a look at some emblematic and creative initiatives at LVMH Maisons.
This year more than ever, LVMH has reaffirmed its commitment to creating an even more inclusive work environment for its female employees. In 2020, some 148 different internal initiatives were identified by the LVMH Inclusion Index, which recognizes actions by the Group and its Maisons to promote diversity and inclusion. A full 71% of LVMH Group employees are women, and the Group deploys a variety of initiatives to inspire talented female employees and support their career growth. Some 64% of executive and management positions are currently held by women, and women are in 42% of top management roles. To go even further to achieve gender parity in the workplace, LVMH is organizing a series of workshops and master classes on this theme for staff this year via SHERO, an inclusive internal digital platform that engages both women and men employees around gender equality issues.
LVMH Maisons are also very active at their level. Guerlain, for example, chose the symbolic date of March 8 to announce the official launch of its Women for Bees program in partnership with UNESCO, in collaboration with the Observatoire Français d’Apidologie (OFA, the French bee observatory). This female beekeeping entrepreneurship program will train women beekeepers and create new apiaries at UNESCO biospheres around the world, measuring the impact on pollination. Guerlain asked its muse Angelina Jolie, actor, humanitarian activist and accomplished entrepreneur, to sponsor this first class, which promotes the dual objectives of women’s empowerment and biodiversity conservation.
The much-awaited Vignoble au Féminin forum for women winegrowers will transition online this March. Organized by Hennessy since 2013, the event promotes careers for women in the wines and spirits industry. This new digital edition around the theme “Celebrating women: light and life” will include a musical experience, followed by a creativity workshop.
At the beginning of March, the Marc Jacobs fashion house launched four new sessions of its live conversations series on Instagram, featuring inspiring women. Four pairs of women will talk about subjects ranging from racism and innovation to beauty as they consider how the fashion and luxury industry are being reshaped thanks to female-led initiatives. Models Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell will host the first session, set for March 9.
At Tiffany, female and male staff are all invited to take part in a series of events and webinars in March in conjunction with Women’s History Month in the United States around the theme #ChooseToChallenge. The jewelry house challenges its teams to create a better future and avoid past errors by accelerating gender equality.
Dior, which has always made education and passing on core values a top priority, is pursuing its commitments for a more sustainable and inclusive world through a special online event scheduled for March 31 in partnership with UNESCO, featuring compelling topics such as gender equality. The Women@Dior mentoring program has become part of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition. A thousand young women from 25 countries will take part in this online event, which lets the power of sisterhood resonate worldwide.