Saturday, May 16. During the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Frederique Constant, a well-known independent watch brand in Switzerland, held a special event on the theme of “gender equality” with the leading entertainment magazines Variety and UN Women. Oscar-nominated actor-producer Salma Hayek (‘Bibi Ji’), Bollywood Queen Aishwarya Rai (‘The Bride and Prejudice’) and actor Parker Posey (‘The Unreasonable People ‘) and others took the floor as representatives.
Claudia Eller, co-editor of Variety Magazine, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, senior adviser to UN Women, moderated the discussion. The award-winning film producer Christine Vachon and the producer of Carol (world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2015) were invited to participate. ‘Variety’ magazine publisher Michelle Sobrino commented: ‘The topic of gender equality in the film and television entertainment industry has rarely been discussed frankly and openly before. I am honored to work with UN Women and welcome industry experts to share their experiences and issues on this issue. opinion.’
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
‘After Emma Watson gave a speech at the UN’s’ HeForShe ‘event last year, the topic of women’s empowerment in the film and television entertainment industry has attracted more attention,’ Ms. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, a senior consultant at UN Women, emphasized. ‘ Our partnership with Variety Magazine is designed to further its development and build a platform for female producers and actors to speak out during the industry’s most prestigious film festival. ‘
Salma Hayek Pinault
Frederique Constant, a famous independent watch brand in Geneva, Switzerland, was sponsored. Frederique Constant has been actively supporting the development of philanthropy, and this time also gave a women’s watch for auction, and the proceeds will be donated to UN Women.
‘Conston was founded by me and my wife Aletta and managed together. We always hire the best candidates, regardless of gender; we have a balanced gender ratio of employees and equal pay for equal work,’ said Peter Stas, CEO of the brand. As far as it goes, these can’t be more natural. Our management is not ridiculed, and the advantage of gender equality is that men and women can bring different perspectives. I am more adventurous, Aletta brings balance, and we each focus on men and women series. Deng is convinced that the cooperation between men and women can create more than the sum of the two, and achieve a synergistic effect of 1 + 1 = 3. ‘