At Moxie we’re known for creating and popularizing two hashtags that describe our work and passion with precision: #futureisdigital and my personal favorite, #futureisfemale. Looking back on an incredible year and preparing for another with both gratitude and unbridled enthusiasm, we are so proud of the hard-earned milestones that have punctuated 2014, many of which were born from a very powerful [digital + women's empowerment] equation that continues to define who and what this agency is and does.
In January of this year, we featured inspiring stories about superhero(ine) women Sara Blakely, Fatima Bhutto and Angela Ahrendts on our blog Moxie Insider and Brown Paper Bag launched their Photo Trail series with my Instagram images, which hold clues to the #futureisgreen food project we’re preparing to launch in 2015. Nokia empowered us to take our national Women in Media panel series and Moxie Mentorship program to Social Media Week Bangalore in February, during which time our panelists sparked an international furor amongst feminists on social media that resulted in articles in both Huffington Post and Firstpost.
In a new short film shot for Vogue’s India‘s Vogue Empower initiative, Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and director Vikas Bahl ask, “can we give her the world she believes exists?” Recalling the famous scene in Highway where Alia Bhatt’s character is kidnapped on the road, Bahl’s Vogue Empower short Going Home has Bhatt’s car break down while she is driving home late at night all alone and a jeep full of tough-looking young men who stop for her.
Instadiaries: Bollywood Stars And Fashion Designers Share A #PinkSelfie For Elle India’s Breast Cancer Awareness CampaignPosted by Marissa Bronfman | Beauty, Bollywood, Fashion, Film, Instadiaries, Social Initiative, Social Media, Women in Business
Bollywood stars Nargis Fakhri and Aditi Rao Hydari, fashion designers Manish Malhotra and Nishka Lulla, Indian influencers Adhuna Akhtar and Sabine Heller have all come together to support Elle India‘s breast cancer awareness campaign by sharing a #pinkselfie on Instagram. Breast cancer affects both women and men, awareness and a cure requires the support of everyone.
One year, countless inspiring stories from India and around the world. As we look back on our favorite features, we couldn’t be more excited about the future.
SEE OUR #FUTUREISFEMALE STORIES ON THE HUFFINGTON POST.
This October Vogue India launched its 7th Anniversary issue with Vogue Empower, an inspiring social awareness initiative dedicated to fostering women’s empowerment in India. With pledges from Bollywood stars, celebrated Indian designers, passionate activists, artists, athletes, business leaders and more, Vogue Empower’s message is: “It starts with you.”
As we prepare to take Moxie Mentorship to New York City next month for the Women in the World Summit 2014, it is with great pride we present our first Moxie Mentorship video, a glimpse into Asha’s world, which is forever changed by mentorship.
Today on International Women’s Day, it is with great pride that we look back on our digital journey, feeling extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to feature so many incredibly talented women through our Women in Media panel series, Moxie Mentorship campaign and on Moxie Insider with curated stories, advertisements and interviews that have helped shape a more progressive perspective and dialogue about the modern day woman.
From the powerful Bournvita advertisement that applauds the determination and strength of today’s young women to our interview with ASMALLWORLD’s CEO Sabine Heller, who spoke at length about sexism and feminism, we are exploring how women the world over are redefining paradigms of equality and success.