A word from Alexandra Palt, CEO of the Fondation L’Oréal
We believe in the potential of women to shape their futures and make ground-breaking social and environmental innovations for the benefit of all in the current emergency situation.
We believe in the potential of women to shape their future and make ground-breaking social and environmental innovations for the benefit of all in the current emergency situation.
Empowering women to play an equal role in solving the most urgent challenges of our time – from climate change to poverty and social inequality – has never been more pressing and alarming. To make these solutions fit for purpose, we must urgently take into account a gender perspective, considering the needs of both women and men, particularly as we leverage scientific research and take action to fight against climate change.
Science is still dominated by men, with serious consequences for scientific progress and gender equality. The scientific community must become more inclusive if we are to make tangible progress on addressing the crises facing humanity. Women must help lead the march towards a sustainable, liveable world.
Within our society, loneliness is a growing phenomenon, social and economic inequality is deepening, and vulnerable people struggle to lead fulfilling lives. At the Fondation L’Oréal, we believe that beauty can play a vital role in empowering women to develop confidence, reconnect with themselves and others, and reintegrate with their communities. That’s why we channel our energy and commitment to the areas where we can make a great positive difference.
And now more than ever, we recognize the potential for women to rise up and lead climate action. The fight against climate change and the march towards equal rights are inseparable. That is why we are partnering to empower women innovators, social leaders, project developers to develop gender-responsive climate solutions and contribute to inclusive and resilient communities, both in sustainable cities and rural areas. Women are powerful agents of change, and we are determined to help them access their rights, so they can amplify their positive impact in their communities.
Overall, we believe in the potential of women to shape their future, lift themselves out of poverty and hardship, innovate and make great scientific discoveries for the benefit of everyone. We will never relent in our determination to challenge the status quo or build partnerships that transform perceptions and improve lives.