In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hublot held a Women’s Day in Nyon, Switzerland to pay tribute to female staff who have been the backbone of the Manufacture Hublot. As part of the initiative dubbed ‘EllesVMH’ instated by the LVMH Group 10 years ago, Hublot is devoted to promoting women’s talent. Hublot has also worked hard to offer women working conditions that meet their professional fulfilment. In 2016, women represented 41 percent of the total Hublot staff complement.
Adopting the theme Be Bold for Change for its 2017 edition, International Women’s Day was first officially recognised by the United Nations in 1975. This year, the manufacture invited women involved with the company to take part in a creative workshop that enables them to share their respective vision of the Hublot ladies’ watch. Due to the blend of differing viewpoints and diversity in background, a potential future outline for a Hublot watch could be inspired.
In Japan, the final presentation and awards ceremony for Hublot Loves Women Award for Entrepreneurship was held in Tokyo. The Hublot Loves Women Project was launched by Hublot in 2016 in an effort to support women who have the bravery and vision to shape the future. This prize was established by the manufacture in recognition of the most confident, powerful and successful woman of today.
With the aim of supporting independent women trying to change the future, Hublot invited the public to submit ideas for changes that can be implemented to make people happier, next to presentations of feasible initiatives. After a three-month application period where more than 100 applications were received by the manufacturefor the Hublot Loves Women Award For Entrepreneurship and screenings and video presentations by the jury, only four teams made it to the final round where each team had to give their best presentation of their ideas and vision. After careful deliberation, a winning team would then be decided unanimously.
Awarded by the awardee of last year, Japanese actress Ryoko Yonekura, the winner of this year was Yukina Hirai with her brilliant presentation for Chef Stage Tokyo. She was presented with 2 million yen to fund her vision, as well as a Hublot Classic Fusion Pearl White Diamonds watch to grace her wrist during the awards ceremony.