Women@Dior is the new mentoring program launched by the House to support young female students around the world. From the most important fashion cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and of course Florence, Dior has selected students of business, engineering, fashion and art to partner with Dior mentors who are themselves under the age of thirty. One Polimoda student, Camilla Bani, who is currently in her 3rd year of Business of Fashion, has been selected to take part in this important program.
After a rigorous interview process, Camilla was chosen to be mentored across her final year of studies to build her professional know how and cultivate her network, alongside two other students from Italy.
To study and to work are both important and formative experiences, but LVMH and Dior are giving us the opportunity to do both at the same time, to see the things we study in class directly in the industry, and that is extremely useful for both my present and my future. It is such a great opportunity, not only as a student but also as a woman. The fact that such a big company as LVMH, and Dior specifically is showing interest in young women is extraordinary.
This mentorship program will last for one year until March, 2018, and reflects the work of recently appointed Artistic Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has included messages of gender equality in her collections. Indeed the program was appropriately launched on International Women’s Day and focuses on three areas: Experience, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship.
Compliments go to Dior for not only speaking about problems of gender equality, but also putting into place the infrastructure to solve them. And of course, congratulations Camilla!