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Created three years ago, Women@Dior, the Dior mentoring program for students from partner schools of the Maison and the LVMH Group, has launched its first online learning platform. The new Women Leadership & Sustainability program gives 500 students a chance to take classes led by professors from prestigious educational institutions, including Central Saint Martins in London, Bocconi University in Milan and HEC and CentraleSupélec in Paris. The course topics center on gender equality and women’s leadership for a responsible future. Following the theoretical coursework, participants will be invited to transform theory into practice by creating a “Dream for Change” project that supports the empowerment of young girls. This new component is designed to strengthen the role of Women@Dior and accelerate the program.
Women@Dior has continually expanded its scope since its creation in 2017 as it guides young women in the first steps of their careers. The program is designed to inspire students at partner schools and universities of Dior and the LVMH Group thanks to support from mentors at the famed couture House. The program builds exclusive relationships between mentors and mentees around four core values: autonomy, inclusion, creativity and sustainability.
In 2017, Women@Dior counted 60 mentees from seven countries. This year the program has grown to 400 mentees from 13 countries, and each year organizes a series of meet-up events around the world, during which inspiring women leaders share their experience and engage with students around the topic of empowerment.
The launch of Women Leadership & Sustainability, the first online learning platform developed by Dior, marks a decisive step in the development of Women@Dior. Combining high standards and excellence, Women Leadership & Sustainability is a year-long program of 15 courses that explore different dimensions of Women@Dior’s core values of autonomy, inclusion, creativity and sustainability. Following the theoretical coursework, participants put what they have learned into practice by creating a “Dream for Change” project designed to support empowerment of young girls at the local level. The most impactful projects are eligible for support from Dior and the LVMH Group.