The 60 international talents participating in DARE EllesVMH from the LVMH Group
and its Maisons were selected from nearly 750 candidates on the basis of the innovative solutions they proposed to address the challenges of gender diversity. The goal of this 3-day event was to co-create projects inspired by a startup model and to leverage these new ways of working to achieve the objective of 50% women in top management positions at LVMH by 2020
. The participants were joined by 16 students from partners schools in Italy.
Challenged by 12 mentors – senior executives from LVMH Maisons and outside entrepreneurs – the participants refined their business models and prepared their pitches to the final jury. Comprised of members of the LVMH Executive Committee, along with senior executives from the Group and its Maisons, the jury awarded three teams during a ceremony on March 8, International Women’s Day.
DARE EllesVMH bridges two founding initiatives for the LVMH Group. "DARE", for Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur, is an initiative that blends open innovation and professional development. It was created in 2017 to allow LVMH managers to transform innovative ideas into concrete projects. The "EllesVMH" program was launched 11 years ago to support the professional growth of women in all positions and at all levels of the organization.
You can find a day-by-day recap here.