This week the Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) UK & Ireland announced a £250,000 commitment to two organisations that are dedicated to preparing disadvantaged young women to make plans for the future through work, education and training.
“ELC UK & Ireland’s donation to Young Women’s Trust of £150,000 over three years will help the charity’s Work It Out programme impacting the lives of 1,000 disadvantaged young women each year. The company’s four-year commitment to The Prince’s Trust will support the trust’s Women Supporting Women programme.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of the barriers girls and young women face to fulfilling their potential. ELC aims to help women and girls worldwide acquire the necessary tools and skills, with an emphasis on life and leadership skills, to become healthy and productive adults, to effect lasting change and break the cycle of poverty.”
Sue Fox, Senior Vice President/ General Manager, ELC UK & Ireland, said: “We’re proud to support girls’ and women’s advancement, both within our business and in our local communities. This work is in our DNA, and together with our partners we’re striving to create a more inclusive world, one that fosters a culture of belonging and equity for all.”
These new commitments build upon efforts across the company, its brands and The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation’s (ELCCF) Girls’ Education Initiative which aims to enhance girls’ access to quality education – particularly adolescent girls and young women –and provides the skills they need to bring about lasting change for themselves and their communities, while giving them the support to grow into leadership roles as women.
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