Dior Seeks to Inspire Women With Female Mentorship ProgramThe Women @ Dior event in Paris pairs 100 female employees of the brand with 100 students from the world’s top schools.
[Collection]PARIS — Christian Dior is bringing its feminist message from the catwalk to the boardroom. For the first time, the French fashion house is hosting 200 young women from all over the world for its Women @ Dior event in Paris, which pairs 100 female employees of the brand aged under 30 with 100 students from the world’s top business, fashion and engineering schools for a yearlong mentorship. The participants gathered on Monday for the two-day conference, organized around three areas: education, empowerment and elevation. Activities include visits to the Dior Heritage archives and haute couture ateliers; workshops with experts in luxury and law, and a roundtable with the house’s executives. In a nod to its famously superstitious founder, Dior invited sculptor Anilore Banon to present her Vitae Project, a sculpture containing a million handprints, made to be sent to the moon. Inspirational speaker Vincent Avanzi was set to headline a conference titled “My Destiny as a Star, the Future Is in Your Hands.” Launched in 2017, the program has the support of Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of women’s wear at Dior, who in her first collection for the label sent out T-shirts with the message “We Should All Be Feminists” and who hasRead More...http://wwd.com/business-news/human-resources/dior-women-mentorship-program-1202626552/