The luxury brand recognised the ‘extraordinary’ contributions made by Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey from their organisation Women in Stem Nepal
Luxury Japanese beauty brand Clé de Peau Beauté has honoured women supporting girls’ education at its Power of Radiance Awards.
This year, the brand recognised achievements of two Nepalese women, Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey, for their ‘extraordinary’ contributions to promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through their organisation Women in Stem (WiSTEM) Nepal.
Clé de Peau Beauté also celebrated a host of women from around the world for their contributions at the virtual event, and were joined by model and actress Toni Garrn, Digital Content Creator Chriselle Lim, NASA Datanaut Fionnghuala O’Reilly, and TV personality Chaiki Horan.
“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,” said Shrestha.
“Thanks to Clé de Peau Beauté’s Power of Radiance Awards, we are not one step closer to bringing about change in the education system in Nepal and shattering the STEM gender stereotypes.”
Meanwhile, Pandey said the awards provide an opportunity to continue their pursuit for empowering girls and women in Nepal.
“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.”
The programme grant will be funded from global sales of Clé de Peau Beauté's The Serum.