Sisley For Women

All of Sisley's commitments to women
7 Areas of support:

Solidarity, Education, Integration, Health, Art & Culture, Empowerment, Advocacy

50 Projects

Dedicated to helping women, proudly supported by the Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation since 2007

300 000 euros

On average per year is provided for projects specifically aimed at worthwhile women's projects courtesy of the Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation

Improving women’s health with FemTech France

Founded in 2022, FemTech France supports the creation and roll out of innovative projects for women’s health. It’s committed to supporting 70 start-ups to better master the specifics of the health sector, to create synergies between the different players in the ecosystem (entrepreneurs, health professionals, investors) and to raise the awareness of FemTech through taking part in debates and strategic reflections on the political, technological and societal issues of the industry.

The Sisley Foundation decided to support the association this year because we share a similar ambition:
- To transform society by balancing inequalities
- To improve the diagnosis and management of illnesses affecting women
- To promote technological and scientific innovation
- To boost the French economic and industrial framework.

In the medium term, FemTech France aspires to increase the visibility of all French FemTech companies, strengthening their sovereignty to tangibly improve how women’s health issues (endometriosis, menopause etc.) and illnesses prevalent among women (heart disease, Alzheimer’s, migraines etc.) are handled. It’s a vocation that is in line with current societal issues, and one that the Sisley Foundation is dedicated to supporting.

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Dones Mentores

Dones Mentores is an innovative programme founded in 2017 in Spain that uses mentoring to help socially vulnerable women or victims of violence get back on their feet.

Samu Social de Paris

The Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation has supported the conversion of a new emergency accommodation centre for women, located within the Hôpital Charles-Foix complex in France.

Emmy Lusila

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support contributed to the work of Emmy Lusila who, at the age of 17, set up an orphanage in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).

280 Days Charity Fund

The Sisley Foundation supports 280 Days, an association that helps pregnant women in Ukraine who do not have access to basic necessities, so that they can bring their child into the world under the best possible conditions.

Maïmouna Ba

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit** and Maïmouna Ba, a peace worker in the Sahel region. She has helped more than 60 children in Burkina Faso return to school while supporting them to overcome their trauma.

Act for Cambodia

The support of the Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation is focused on the 'Care and Beauty' programme delivered by the Sala Bai school in Cambodia, dedicated in training beauty therapy.


The Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation supports this feature-length documentary due to its positive message encouraging education for young women. Access, that, all children, particularly young girls, should be able to benefit from.

Pashtana Durrani

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support has contributed to Pashtana's work in providing access to school for several thousand girls in Afghanistan.


Since 2013, the Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation has been supporting the Belgian Kisany programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Rwanda. Kisany trains women in needlework and embroidery, to build viable long term business opportunities.

FemTech France

The Sisley Foundation is the main sponsor of this association that launched in 2022 and aims to support the creation and roll out of innovative projects in women’s health; to create synergies between the different players in the ecosystem (project holders, start-ups, manufacturers, health professionals, research labs etc.) and to raise awareness of FemTech by taking part in debates and strategic reflections on the political, technological and societal issues of the industry.

Maison des Femmes

Created in 2016, la Maison des Femmes (the House of Women) carries out community work aimed at very vulnerable women. The Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation supports the association to welcome the children of the mother's seeking help.

Belle & Bien

The Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation supports the "Belle et Bien" network that organises free beauty treatment and make-up workshops for those with cancer, to help restore their self confidence.

Memory Banda

Sisley supports the Young Activist Summit**. Memory Banda has received a grant for its programme designed to raise awareness and combat the violence and abuse suffered by young girls in Malawi.

Fondation Fondamental - Dr Marion Leboyer

The Sisley Foundation is working alongside the Fondamental Foundation, directed by Professor Marion Leboyer, and is supporting the research project "Impulsivity and suicide risk: tDCS as a prevention tool", led by Doctor Djamila Bennabi of the adult psychiatry department of Besançon Regional University Hospital Center (Besançon CHRU).

Look Good Feel Better Switzerland

The Sisley Foundation supports Sisley Switzerland and its commitment to Look Good Feel Better, which organises onco-aesthetic workshops, and self-care and self-make-up techniques for people with cancer.

Art & Culture

Sisley is the founding partner of Togeth'Her. In 2021, the project gave free rein to 26 contemporary artists from across the world, to design a cover for the famous magazine Madame Figaro with the portrait of a firmly committed and inspiring woman.

The Sisley Femme de Cinéma Prize

Women are still under-represented in some areas of the cinematic arts. In 2013, Sisley and Les Arcs Film Festival created the Sisley Femme de Cinéma Prize. The purpose of this award is to raise awareness among the media, professionals and the general public of the discrimination that women may still face in the world of cinema.

Pauline Guerrier

In October 2019, the Trois Cinq Friedland gave free rein to Pauline Guerrier, the first female artist to have a solo exhibition there.

Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris award for Young Creators

Since 2020, Sisley has supported the emerging contemporary art scene with the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris award for Young Creators. This award, decided each year by a jury made up of influential people, aims to promote the work of students from this prestigious institution. Painters Karolina Orzelek, Ymane Chabi-Gara, Clédia Fourniau and more recently Barbana Bojadzi have each been recognised for their sensitivity, strength and boldness.

Roshni Perween

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit** and Roshni Perween’s work to prevent child brides in India. She has saved tens of girls by working with local authorities and her community, by organising groups to protect children and by running awareness campaigns.

Nadia Murad

Sisley supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support enabled Nadia Murad, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, to continue her Empowerment Programme aimed at women from the Sinjar region (Iraq).

Sandra Mansour

The Sisley-d'Ornano Foundation supported Accelerate Beirut, an organisation that is helping craftspeople, micro-businesses and SMEs in Lebanon to rebuild in the aftermath of the explosion that struck Beirut on August 2020. More specifically, at the suggestion of the NGO Stand for Women, Sisley has chosen to support a talented woman, Sandra Mansour, by helping her to rebuild her business..

Les Héroïnes

Sisley is committed to the young African group and its programme Les Héroïnes dedicated to female leadership.

Zulaikha Patel

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support contributed to Zulaikha Patel's work to combat discriminatory representations.

Keely Cat-Wells

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support highlights Keely's work in promoting the talents of people with disabilities in the film and media industries.

Nisreen Elsaim

The Sisley Foundation supports the Young Activist Summit** and the Sudanese environmental activist Nisreen Elsaim who advocates for peace and renewable energy to prevent future conflicts.

Entrepreneurs du Monde

This NGO helps lift vulnerable people from poverty by emancipating them and helping them to become successful, autonomous, entrepreneurs. With this organisation, the Sisley Foundation supports the “99 femmes au Sénégal” programme (99 women in Senegal).

Le Lab Femmes de Cinéma

This organisation aims to generate ideas and stimulate experimentation to give women their rightful place in the cinematic arts.

Amy & Ella Meek

Sisley supports the Young Activist Summit**. This support has enabled Amy and Ella Meek, founders of KidsAgainstPlastic, to create the "Be Plastic Clever" programme.


**The Young Activist Summit, is an annual event that brings together young activists from around the world who are committed to making a difference globally. Each year, the key message of the event is chosen with respect to the international context and brings together a panel of young activists who receive an award for their exceptional dedication and achievements.