The ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ recognises women who have made exceptional contributions towards a cause close to Clé de Peau Beauté’s heart.
Clé de Peau Beauté is a on a mission: advocating for girls’ education around the world. The first ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ was established just last year alongside the beauty brand’s ongoing efforts with UNICEF Gender Equality Program.
2020 has been critical for all those working to empower education, with lockdowns and the closing of schools impacting education for children all over the world. The brand reports that at the peak of the pandemic, over 90% of the world’s student population experienced disruptions to their education. In venerable communities, the access to education was further challenged with limited opportunities and technology available.
Clé de Peau Beauté reaffirms its commitment to advocating education for girls with the announcement of this year’s honourees: Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey, who will receive support from the ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ program grant funded from global sales Clé de Peau Beauté’s The Serum.
Binita and Pratiksha are both from Nepal and have made — while continuing to do so — contributions towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for girls in Nepal through their organization, Women in STEM Nepal (WiSTEM Nepal). STEM education is a priority where it’s able to help girls obtain jobs, which in turn promotes self-sufficiency.
“I believe that STEM education is a required skillset of the 21st century,” said Binita. “Through STEM subjects, girls can access endless possibilities for employment, establish greater independence, and forge better connections with their communities and the world around them. Thanks to Clé de Peau Beauté’s ‘Power of Radiance Awards’, we are now one step closer to bringing about change in the education system in Nepal and shattering STEM gender stereotypes.”
“Clé de Peau Beauté’s ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ has provided us with an amazing opportunity to continue our pursuit of empowering girls and women in Nepal,” Pratiksha shares. “When we first started WiSTEM Nepal, we had limited access, outreach and financial means. The Award grant has been instrumental in supporting our initiatives to provide STEM education for underprivileged and rural girls in Nepal.”
Clé de Peau Beauté ‘s ‘Power of Radiance Awards’ was held virtually this year. The event celebrated the achievements of Binita, Pratiksha, and other incredible women from all around the world who are championing the cause. This year’s honourees were joined by by Humanitarian, Model and Actress Toni Garrn; Entrepreneur and Digital Content Creator Chriselle Lim; Model, Beauty Pageant Titleholder, NASA Datanaut and Director of Space Apps DC Fionnghuala O’Reilly; as well as TV Personality and Actress Chiaki Horan.
These six women used the event to discuss the importance of developing meaningful solutions to inspire the next generation of girls through education and STEM subjects. The event concluded with a videos of young girls sharing their hopes and dreams for a bright future.
“By shining the light on the radiance of Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey, we hope to inspire others to join us in empowering future generations of girls through STEM education, so that they too can pave the way for a more radiant society that is equal and fair,” said Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté.