Piaget's Extraordinary Encounters Campaign

Piaget’s Extraordinary Encounters Campaign

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Piaget’s “Extraordinary Encounters” Campaign explores the meaning of mentorship, as Clémence Poésy, Wendy Yu, Balqees Fathi, Katherine Pooley, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Momoko Ando and Yeol Eum Son discuss women empowering women.

The Extraordinary Women international campaign was created in 2020 to celebrate 10 women who are exceptional in their respective fields, ranging from cinema to art, music, design, and artistry. Perceptions of femininity are constantly evolving, and these Extraordinary Women represent a new dynamic that inspires and empowers other women to have the courage to blaze their own trails.

This year sees the arrival of a new group of Extraordinary Women who are internationally recognised for their achievements. They are strong, beautiful, stylish, and creative women who use their voices for good and are taking the time to mentor the next generation of Extraordinary Women.

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Piaget’s “Extraordinary Encounters” Campaign explores the meaning of mentorship, as Clémence Poésy, Wendy Yu, Balqees Fathi, Katherine Pooley, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Momoko Ando and Yeol Eum Son discuss women empowering women.

The different episodes narrate the encounters that shape the relationship between the mentor and their mentee, but also about their connection and mutual support.

Clémence Poésy

Clémence Poésy is a French actress and fashion model.

Beginning her career as a child, Clemence has gone on to be active in both film and television. She is best known for bringing alive an array of unforgettable female characters in her roles as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter series, Chloë in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace, and the lead role of Elise Wassermann in the 24-episode series The Tunnel.

Wendy Yu

Wendy Yu is an award-winning Chinese investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is dedicated to using her influence to support the arts, shape the cultural landscape and accelerate positive change. Based in Shanghai, Yu is the Founder and CEO of Yu Holdings and is recognised internationally for her philanthropic work in the world of fashion. She is the Chinese Ambassador of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, has created a prize for emerging Chinese fashion designers, and has her own make-up brand.

Balqees Fathi

Balqees Fathi is an Emirati singer with three record-breaking albums. She is a member of the UAE NSO Symphony Orchestra and a leading figure in women’s rights in the music industry. She also holds the title of United Nations Champion for Women’s Rights in the Middle East and became the first-ever Arabic singer to perform at a concert for women only and mix gender in Saudi Arabia.

A mother and beauty entrepreneur, Balqees is dedicated to helping the progression of female empowerment.

Katharine Pooley

Katharine Pooley is one of the world’s most famous interior designers. Her eponymous London-based design studio was established over 15 years ago and is comprised of a team of 47 interior designers and architects. Katharine is also an intrepid explorer, summitting some of the world’s highest peaks as well as crossing the Sahara on horseback. She is also a partner of the charity Childhood Trust, offering her company’s services to redecorate the bedrooms of children living in severe poverty in London.

She is also an ambassador for the women’s health charity Lady Garden.

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka is a philanthropist and international fashion model. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). When Noëlla returned to her homeland after a 13-year absence, she witnessed first-hand the poverty and lack of opportunities for women. This experience inspired her to found Malaika, a non-profit grassroots organisation whose mission is to empower Congolese girls and their communities through education and health programmes. In 2017, she was named Ambassador of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Momoko Ando

Momoko Ando is a Japanese film director who is recognized for her visionary work exploring youth. She represents a new movement of free-thinking women. Her debut film as a writer and director, Kakera: A Piece of our Life (2020), received wide acclaim. In 2012, she published her first novel, which she then turned into a film for which she received the award for Best Director at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Momoko is also the representative director of the movie theatre Kinema M in Kochi Prefecture.

Yeol Eum Son

Yeol Eum Son is a German-based, South Korean classical pianist. She first caught the world’s attention when she appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004.

She has received numerous awards for her work and is also the Artistic Director of Music in PyeongChang, the biggest music festival in South Korea. She also writes a monthly column for the Sunday edition of JoongAng Ilbo, one of Korea’s most widely read newspapers.


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