LVMH continues a month dedicated to women, shining a light on three initiatives at its Maisons
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LVMH has always been committed to providing its staff with a stimulating work environment where they can thrive. This of course includes the 73 % of LVMH employees who are women, and whose career growth is a top priority. Today LVMH shines a light on three inspiring initiatives centered on female talents at Veuve Clicquot, Dior and Clos19.
Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award
To celebrate the memory of Madame Clicquot, an entrepreneur who brought the champagne house international renown, Maison Veuve Clicquot created the annual Business Woman Award in 1972. Renamed the Bold Woman Award in 2019 as part of the Bold by Veuve Clicquot program, the award recognizes inspiring businesswomen who have built, taken on or developed a business.
On November 14, 2019 Veuve Clicquot presented the award to Chrystèle Gimaret, Founder and CEO of Artupox International, an ecologically-friendly cleaning services company. The Bold Woman Award recognizes her audacity and her ability to reinvent her industry with an ethical approach. Chrystèle Gimaret ensures that the firm’s teams work only with products that are non-toxic for them and for the environment.
The Bold Future Award, given to an exceptional young entrepreneur, went to Julie Chapon, Cofounder of Yuka, an application that enables consumers to scan food and cosmetics products to see a list of ingredients. Veuve Clicquot is proud to honor the two women to inspire other women to dare to be entrepreneurs.
“Dior Talks”: news podcast series celebrates women
Maison Dior has unveiled “Dior Talks” a series of podcasts featuring conversations with artists, employees and friends of the House who talk about subjects at the heart of their vocation, their creations, the challenges of the future, the role of art, or key stages of feminism.
The first episodes of “Dior Talks” – released for International Women’s Day last March 8th – are devoted to feminist art. Dior Artistic Director for Women’s Collections Maria Grazia Chiuri is committed to honoring women artists in her creations. The podcasts echo her engagement, welcoming renowned artists Judy Chicago, Tomaso Binga and Mickalene Thomas – all of whom have collaborated with Maria Grazia Chiuri on her runway shows – as well as her close friend and exhibition curator Paola Ugolini, and the fascinating artist Tracey Emin.
These “Dior Talks” conversations with exceptional women explore a variety of topics – the links between feminism and art or between ethics and aesthetics, identity construction, the role of clothing, as well as the representation of gender and its impact on social behavior.
Click here to listen to the first episodes of “Dior Talks”.
Clos 19 celebrates women shaking up the world of mixology
Mixology has traditionally been a man’s world, leading Clos19, Moët Hennessy’s e-commerce platform, to showcase some of the many talented female bartenders who have made a name for themselves. To mark International Women’s Day, Clos 19 pay tribute to five women mixologists from Germany, France and the UK with a series of videos entitled “Women Shaking up the World of Mixology”.
The videos recognize talents who have forged a path that few women have previously taken. They include Meike Zimmermann, owner of Munich’s Contemporary Bar, who employs only women bartenders. “It wasn’t easy in the beginning but now the industry is filled with strong and amazing female bartenders around the globe,” she says. Laura Marsuesch of the Thelonious Bar in Berlin, who was named Best Female Bartender in Germany in 2019 by industry magazine Falstaff, is also featured, along with Marie Cabaret of France, who heads her own bar, Kouto, in Paris.
The “Women Shaking up the World of Mixology” videos are available here.
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