wie awards

I saw powerful speeches from international lawyer Miriam González Durántez, Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, Aldijana Sisic, chief of the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women and Professor Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion, UAL.
Joanna Lumley, Malaika Firth and Daisy Lowe were among the women and men discussing how to make a positive change to the
Paying homage to those women and encouraging them to speak up and inspire the younger generations is precisely what we also do with the Inspiring Women Campaign and that is why I decided to support the WIE network (and yes, I am doing this in the middle of a general election - and no, it is not an oversight). Because no matter your age, your skills or your background, every woman has an inner role model and it is the duty of every woman of my generation to stand up for young girls.
If you weren't lucky enough to join Joanna Lumley, David Gandy and Malaika Firth on the guest list for the fifth Women: Inspiration
Fostering self-belief, determination and knowing there is a network of support for young women is a small step to giving-back just some of the support that I have been given along the way.
There are so many negative words used to describe successful business women in contrast to successful business men and levelling out any gender inequalities is something I have tried to spearhead throughout my career.
Lots of people think that fashion is something frivolous and not necessarily meaningful or full of purpose. That's not the case at all. Many retailers are now making more of an effort than ever before to reduce their impact on the environment and support local communities.
By challenging the status quo and making our world a fairer and more equitable place fashion can play a vital role in showing us what's possible - by its very nature fashion is constantly evolving, renewing itself, innovating and creating a world which we can aspire to.
There's old theory in the villages of Ghana, which is no self respecting village girl should marry a man who can not afford to buy her a Singer sewing machine. There are a lot of married village girls in Ghana, armed with this data I decided fashion and manufacturing was probably the route to take and thus the LDNY Foundation was born.
So many worlds will come together in that one night - the world of fashion and the next generation of design talents from the United Kingdom and United States, female artisans from emerging economies, honorees of the Fifth Annual WIE Awards, media, business, politics and human rights.