The legacy of our founder, Gaby Aghion, and her forward vision of femininity, continues to inspire our long-term commitment to support women’s advancement, rebalance gender-based inequalities and promote inclusivity. Today, amidst unprecedented crises, her vision and values remain more relevant than ever. Recent research shows that educating girls & supporting gender equality is the number one action to towards fighting climate change (Project Drawdown). At Chloé, we strongly believe that empowering women and young girls, while removing barriers that allow them to reach their potential, will contribute to progress worldwide.
girls impacted by Chloé’s contribution to UNICEF Girls Forward partnership, and launch of 3 new local partnerships supporting gender equality in France, US and Asia.
of revenue donated to initiatives for gender equality. By 2025, we plan to reach 1%.
integrated (product orders + donation + volunteering) partnerships with social enterprises.
WOMEN FORWARD PARTNERSHIPS
Addressing gender inequality is an urgent universal need, and doing so will benefit society globally. There remains a huge gender gap when it comes to access to education, economic inclusion and political empowerment. Consequently women make up nearly 70% of the world’s poor and are disproportionately affected by climate change. Research shows, however, that educating girls and addressing global gender inequality is the number one action in fighting climate change (Drawdown Project). Chloé was established in 1952 by a woman, with women and for women. Our partnership with UNICEF began in 2019, and since then we have initiated many other collaborations, including all our stakeholders, with one common goal: uplifting women and eliminating the barriers that stop them from reaching their full potential. Staying true to our founder Gaby Aghion’s legacy – and going one step further towards our commitment of creating an impact fund by 2025 – the next chapter of this hopeful and courageous journey is the introduction of our Women Forward Partnerships. Through donations, volunteering time and supply chain orders, Chloé supports its partners who are working tirelessly to close the gender gap. Click here for application details.
UNICEF is a Chloé Women Forward Partner. Young girls are 3 times more likely than young boys to be out of school. With a secondary education, however, women may expect to earn twice as much as those with no education. In 2019, the partnership with UNICEF named GIRLS FORWARD was initiated to help provide girls with skills to advance in the workplace through education, entrepreneurship and training programmes in five countries: Bolivia, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tajikistan. To date, the partnership has reached over 70,000 girls. Thus far, Chloé has raised €2 millions for the partnership, and will continue to collect funds to support UNICEF gender equality programmes.
Rêv’Elles is a Chloé Women Forward Partner in France. Established in 2013, the French NGO inspires and supports young women from low income neighbourhoods. Through self-confidence workshops, mentoring programmes and dedicated events, Rêv’Elles aims to broaden these young women’s horizons both personally and professionally. Chloé supports Rêv’Elles in empowering their alumni through training in public speaking as well as the launch of a dedicated safe space for girls and women during and after their programmes, so that ultimately they can become ambassadors of change.
Our key moments
In October 2019,
we launched our partnership with UNICEF, Girls Forward.
In July 2021,
we launched our volunteering programs to support NGOs in line with our mission: Women Forward. For a fairer future.