THE POWER OF RADIANCE AWARDS 2020
Clé de Peau Beauté honors inspiring women who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of girls & women through education
In 2019, Clé de Peau Beauté announced a long-term philanthropic endeavor to advocate for girls’ education, empowering a brighter tomorrow. The brand launched the Power of Radiance Awards to honor women from around the world who have acted to drive positive change through knowledge.
Each year, an exceptional woman—or women—will be awarded a grant that can be donated to a charity of their choice in support of educational initiatives. Through the Power of Radiance Awards, Clé de Peau Beauté seeks to empower girls and women to ignite positive change and make a difference in the world.
For 2020, the Power of Radiance Awards recognize Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey from Nepal, both of whom have made incredible contributions to the education and empowerment of girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
As co-founders of Women in STEM Nepal (WiSTEM Nepal), both Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey are recognized for their pivotal roles in leading STEM education and diversification projects in Nepal, empowering girls and women to pursue their interests in science and technology.
In the new normal, The Power of Radiance Awards 2020 Event was commemorated virtually. This year, the annual celebrations that recognize the endeavors of individuals who have made a remarkable and positive difference in their communities through advocating Education for girls, honored the work of Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey.
“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 Ms. Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté.
The event featured our 2020 Power of Radiance award recipients, Binita Shrestha and Pratiksha Pandey as well as other education experts and advocates from across the globe, including Toni Garrn, humanitarian, model and actress. Chriselle Lim, entrepreneur and digital content creator and Fionnghuala O’Reilly, model, beauty pageant titleholder, NASA datanaut and director of Space Apps DC.
“I believe that STEM education is a required skillset of the 21st century,” said Ms. Shrestha. “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,” said Ms. Pandey. “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 2020, the full event video is available below: