In the beautiful residence of the US Ambassador of Paris, a lunch and discussion panel was held on March 3rd for government officials, international organization leaders and fashion’s elite. Leading up to International Women’s Day, topics focused on gender equality and safety for all. Attendees included Valérie Breton, Elisabeth Guigou, and Francesca Bellitini, as well as Monica Bellucci, Iris Apfel, Liya Kebede, Elie Top, Estelle Lefébure, and Mademoiselle Agnès.
During the 2016 UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) annual conference in New York City, Swarovski hosted a special cocktail reception in observance of International Women’s Day. The goal of the conference is to gather support from industry and government leaders to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. Guests at the reception heard remarks from Lise Kingo, Executive Director UN Global Compact, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations, Hon. Elke Ferner, Parlimentary State Secretary, Germany, and Nadja Swarovski.
The specially designed bracelet, from which 30% of the sales are donated to the UN Women’s Safe Cities campaign, features a pastel colored Pointiage® set Moselle bead strung on a delicate matching silk cord. The Moselle style is from the Atelier Swarovski core collection sold in retail stores, taking its inspiration from the aesthetic connections flowing between water and crystal.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, shares “We are extremely proud to support UN Women and are committed to help create a world where women feel empowered. In support of their tireless campaign to improve women’s health and wellbeing we have created a selection of bracelets to raise awareness of this important fight.”