ELLE France, in collaboration with L’Oréal Paris, held its 12th ELLE Active event on December 14th at the Trianon Elysée Montmartre in Paris.

Since 2010, the seminar-style event has been a way to bring women together and change lives, tackling issues like gender inequality, mental health, and more. 

ELLE Active seeks to create a joyous and intimate atmosphere with ELLE readers and women to share the stories of life. The 12th edition was no exception. 2023’s ELLE Active event was dedicated to well-being, inspiration, and change.  

Among wars, inflation, climate change, and more, the event sought to discover how the women of France were feeling and give advice on staying positive and enjoying life. Guest speakers from varying careers and walks of life were invited to share their experience, knowledge, and guidance.  

Yseult, French singer and L’Oréal Paris ambassador, advised the women at the event to love and trust themselves before they looked for it from others. Reem Kherici, French actress and director, held a discussion around the ‘male gaze’ in film with Fatima Kaci, director and L’Oréal Paris’ Lights On Women 2023 award winner. Sara Forever, Drag Race France finalist, shared that to battle his imposter syndrome, he continues his motto of ‘fake it until you make it.’  

Other discussions, writing workshops, phycologist Q&As, facial yoga, and more created a lively, entertaining, and informative event, fostering community and feminine support. A concert full of dancing with energetic singer, Hervé, closed the beautiful day. 

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On November 21st, 1945, the Russian-born, Paris-raised Hélène Lazareff launched a modern women’s magazine that would become a staple in every woman’s home in France. The internationalization of ELLE began in the United States and the United Kingdom in 1985 and presently counts 45 editions around the world, with more to come. Lazareff’s unique visions were transformed into a concept so strong and relevant to women that it has become a global brand.


Lorem iFrom a French magazine to a powerful international media network – with 45 editions worldwide and a global reach of 203 million – ELLE is now the world’s number one female media brand. And its network is still expanding.