L'Oréal's Fondation: for women in science


Because Women in Science have the power to change the world
Since 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme, developed by the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, has helped women in areas where they are still under-represented, to fight against prejudice and overcome barriers, for an ultimately more diverse and varied science. The L’Oréal Corporate Foundation honores every year 5 eminent scientists for their world-changing discoveries. Since then, two of them went on to win a Nobel Prize.


Because the science of tomorrow is being built today 
The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science fellowship have supported more than 2 700 young women scientists. Each year, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation, in collaboration with the L’Oréal subsidiaries, UNESCO’s national commissions and the highest local scientific institutions, awards more than 250 fellows in doctoral or post-doctoral studies from 115 countries.

Because their ideas can one day change the world 
Ultimately, through its « For Girls in Science » programme, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education and Research, encourages young girls to dare joining the scientific adventure. With 100 women scientist ambassadors, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation has raised awareness among more than 35 000 high school students to arouse a scientific vocation and break down stereotypes.

The 2017 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women In Science awards 
On March 23rd 2017, the 5 Laureates will receive an Award of 100,000 € each at La Maison de la Mutualité in Paris to commend their scientific contributions in the fields of quantum physics, physical science and astrophysics.

Because promoting women in science requires raising public awareness, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO organize a week of public speaking training sessions, as well as an international communication campaign that has been launched on March 15th 2017 in Paris streets, in the Paris and Dubai airports, where the General Public can discover unique exhibitions of the 5 Laureates, in partnership with JCDecaux and Aéroports de Paris.

Because science is universal, it is essential to mobilize an international audience. That is why, for the first time, this year, the ceremony will be transmitted live for international viewers to follow along on the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Elle.fr & UNESCO social networks. Beginning on April 2nd 2017, an exclusive documentary series – “The women researchers of the future” – will be broadcasted every Sunday evening on France 24.

Ceremony live stream : https://www.facebook.com/elle/