Women@Dior & UNESCO honor Winners of Dream For Change Program

Women@Dior & UNESCO honor Winners of Dream For Change Program

By: WE Staff | Tuesday, 2 April 2024

Women@Dior & UNESCO Global Conference was organized last week by Dior and UNESCO at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in order to celebrate women's empowerment where more than 1,000 women attended. The event witnessed speeches, and testimonies from a Noble Prize winner, executives, mentors, and mentees.

The Women@Dior and UNESCO key mentorship and education-led programs including gender equality, equity, inclusivity, and access to education were celebrated during the event. They also honored the success of the Dream For Change program that was established five years ago. This initiative provides mentorship to hundreds of young and talented female students from various nations such as Pakistan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Phillippines, and Tanzania.

During the event, winners were selected from the five teams who presented strong solutions to empower females in their local communities as a part of this year's Dream For Change project. They were chosen by a panel led by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior.

From the five distinctive teams, this year two winners were awarded during the event for their groundbreaking ideas and projects. One was Neha Jain who introduced Meraki, an Indian business incubator organization that supports small enterprises started by rural women in India and the second was Lee Soun who showcased Be Natural, a Korean project that tackles the hazardous situation of body dysmorphia and the pressure to meet the beauty standards.