The Australian Women's Weekly 'Veeda Women of The Future Awards 2020' were held last Thursday, December 3 at the Sydney Opera House, and we are still swooning over this fantastic event that brought together some of the country's most inspiring and powerful women.
From climate change solutions to supporting domestic violence survivors, the awards celebrate bright, bold young women tackling big issues and changing lives. This year's finalists were truly an inspiration! Setting an example of leadership in various worthy causes.
It was certainly not an easy decision for the judges, including our Chief Brand Officer Hilary Duff; but this year's very deserving winner of over $70,000 in cash and prizes was Anna Robertson, whose socially responsible fashion label, Yevu, creates employment for women in Ghana.
Using her own savings, Anna founded Yevu Clothing in 2012: a socially responsible fashion label that uses locally made fabrics to create dresses, jumpsuits and separates for the global market, whilst creating employment for women in Ghana.
We feel honoured to have been this year's sponsor of the Women of The Future Awards, and words cannot express how happy we are for Anna and her incredible team over at Yavu!
Even though our Chief Brand Officer Hilary Duff couldn’t be present at the awards, she could not miss the opportunity to send a heartfelt message to Anna and all the incredible women that participated in this magnificent ceremony, and to address an often unspoken issue affecting more than one BILLION women and girls around the world: Period Poverty.
Our CEO and co-founder, Adrian Forsyth took to the stage at this incredible event held yesterday in Sydney, to extend an invitation to fight this fight with us. Hilary, Naturalena Brands, the Naturalena Foundation and everyone here at Veeda are in a mission to END PERIOD POVERTY, not only by donating over 3.5million period care products around the world (so far), but by raising awareness and putting a stop to the stigma around menstruation.
Today, we would like to extend the invitation to YOU.
We can all make a difference, let’s end period poverty TOGETHER 💪🏼