Focus… Women of the World Festival

The annual WOW – Women of the World Festival is a celebration of inspirational women of every kind and from many places, started earlier on this week in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) at the Southbank Centre in London.  The pace heats up today, March 9th, with three days of talks, debates and … Continue reading

Focus… Favela Painting

Dutch art collective Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) founded the Favela Painting project which aims at turning public urban spaces in communities facing social difficulties into monumental works of art. The art of Favela Painting is not about cosmetically ‘camouflaging’ an area, but rather rejuvenating deprived areas of a city and creating a positive … Continue reading

Focus… Clinique and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity: Kiss It Better

For the fifth year running, Clinique are partnering with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with their ‘Kiss it Better’ appeal, which raises money to fund research into the treatment of childhood cancer. Kiss It Better is the brainchild of Carmel Allen whose daughter Josephine was treated for cancer at the hospital. After many months spent … Continue reading

Focus… Inspirational Woman of the Day: Pippa Small

Pippa Small, a Canadian born, London-based artist, anthropologist, and designer, just launched her Spring 2012 collection of ethical jewellery. Already embraced by fans like Rachel McAdams and Julia Roberts, Pippa’s pieces incorporate stones, shells, minerals, beads and other found objects for truly organic treasures. Pippa furthers her interest in human rights advocacy while practising her … Continue reading

Focus… The DVF Awards

The prestigious DVF Awards will be honoring this year a whole host of inspiring women who have changed the face of humanitarian work, and embarked upon a journey to make the world better. The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation this year will award five nominees with a $50,0000 grant that will boost their philanthropic efforts around … Continue reading