VINCI Airports showcases the work of females artists on International Women’s Day
VINCI Airports is celebrating International Women’s Day by simultaneously hosting the first-ever global NFT exhibition showcasing the work of 22 female artists across 20 of its airports in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Brazil, France, Japan, Portugal and Serbia.
Some of the artworks were first presented at the World Economic Forum, raising more than $250,000 for women-led climate solutions for the Great Green Wall – an African-led initiative growing an 8000km wall of trees across the width of the Continent from Senegal to Djibouti.
VINCI Airports – working in collaboration with Code Green and World of Women – believes that the initiative will also remind people how much the airport sector, and mobility in general.
According to the global airport operator, the activation also highlights the linkages between technology, environmental protection and gender equality, with women and girls by far the biggest victims of the accelerating climate emergency.
It adds: “The initiative shines a light on the unique role of women in that fight. VINCI Airports is accelerating plans by supporting the careers of women within our network.”
Women currently make up 37% of its workforce, with some holding leadership positions as airport CEOs in the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Brazil, the United States and France.
#WoW 566, Yam Karkai
Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and president of VINCI Airports, noted: “We are proud to put our airports at the service of such a strong environmental message from women artists.
“This collaboration embodies VINCI Airports’ strongest commitments: make transportation more sustainable and more inclusive. Diversity and gender equity are in the DNA of aviation: mobility brings people closer and helps to build an open world.”
Code Green CEO, Inna Modja said: “It’s inspiring to see a mobility leader like VINCI Airports embrace the fight to decarbonise the transport sector and champion the role of diversity in its network.
“It made them a natural partner in showcasing these powerful artworks at airports across the globe on the occasion of International Women’s Day, highlighting the linkages between climate justice and gender equality to a truly global audience”.
World of Women co-founder & artist, Yam Karkai commented: “At World of Women, we like to have an impact beyond the NFT Space. And we believe that this is an example of us realising this, by being able to curate and participate in this first ever worldwide NFT exhibition, beside talented artists.
“We are proud to be achieving this alongside our partner Code Green, and with VINCI airports, who is accelerating its plans to support more women in leading positions, which is typically the type of change we want to see in the world.”
‘The Founding Mothers’, Diela Macharanie
Alexa Meade, Allison Harvard, Amber Vittoria, Diela Maharanie, Dong Lu, Elise Swopes, Inna Modja, Izzako, Livia Elektra, Marjan Moghaddam, Roya and Shavonne Wong are among the digital artists featured in today’s groundbreaking exhibition.