‘Power of Radiance’

March 9, 2020  22:10  |  Beauty Fashion

Power of Radiance

Ms. Pratiksha Pandey (L) and Ms. Binita Shrestha (R), 2020 Award Recipients of the ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ ©

Clé de Peau Beauté, the luxury skincare and makeup brand, is proud to announce the second ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ as part of its long-term philanthropic commitment to advocating for girls’ education as a key for empowering a brighter tomorrow. This follows a multi-year partnership with UNICEF to support girls’ education and empowerment. The ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ honours inspirational women who have acted to drive positive change through knowledge. The 2020 ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ will recognize Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey from Nepal, who have made incredible contributions to the education and empowerment of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These exceptional women will be awarded a grant that can be donated to their chosen cause to further their valuable work. The ‘Power of Radiance Awards’, together with Clé de Peau Beauté’s ongoing initiatives, aim to empower girls and women to take a proactive stance in igniting a positive difference to the world.

Education is one of the key ladders out of poverty. Yet, many girls around the world are still denied the opportunity to advance to secondary school due to barriers such as early marriage, poverty, discrimination and gender bias. Due to lack of access to further education, girls and young women struggle to advance their careers. Empowering girls to enter STEM fields of study can help equip them with the skills to secure jobs of the future, improving financial agency and self-sufficiency*.

Clé de Peau Beauté was founded on the belief that women possess an inner radiance that makes them truly beautiful. When it is unleashed and allowed to shine, it can transform her beauty, her life and her world. At Clé de Peau Beauté, we believe that the key to a brighter tomorrow is to unlock the potential of girls through education and empowerment, enabling them to rise up and shine their collective light towards the world. The ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ serves as an important pillar that supports our corporate vision for social value creation. I am honoured to celebrate this year’s awardees for dedicating themselves to creating a more radiant future for other girls and women through STEM education,” said Ms. Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté.

“Education can unlock endless opportunity and it is the key to positive change,” said Ms. Shrestha. “In developing countries across the world, 600 million girls will enter the workforce within the next decade. A vast majority of them will work in the informal sector where they will face hardships and challenges.”

Ms. Pandey continues: “It is important that we as women and educators teach them the invaluable lessons of confidence and self-importance. At the same time, we must empower them with knowledge and ability to take control of their futures and choose their paths in life. Each step we take, no matter how big or small, is a significant and meaningful stride toward improving the opportunities for girls in the world.”