Congratulations to supermodel and tech entrepreneur, Karlie Kloss, who is ELLE UK's Inspiring Woman of The Year!
Karlie will formally receive her award at the ELLE Style Awards 2016, the official closing party for London Fashion Week, taking place next Tuesday, February 23.
The ‘Inspiring Woman of the Year’ category is a new addition to the annual ELLE Style Awards that honours and recognises Kloss’s motivating contribution to the industry as well as her entrepreneurial and philanthropic work.
Karlie Kloss has launched various charitable initiatives including her scholarship programme ‘Kode with Karlie’ that inspires a new generation of women to learn to code.
The influential supermodel has graced international catwalks and has long been a favourite of ELLE UK, appearing on the cover and guest editing its Tech Trailblazers March Issue.
The ELLE Style Awards, in association with H&M, is a fabulous way to bring London Fashion Week to a close, with film stars, pop royalty and fashion industry luminaries coming together to celebrate style in all its many, brilliant and exhilarating forms.More
Karlie on technology:
‘Every industry is being transformed by technology and you either adapt or get left behind. So I think why coding has grown to be so powerful, especially for young women, is that it gives you the understanding and the skills to be a part of the change and a part of writing the future.’
On social media:
'As transformative and wonderful as technology is at times I think being so absorbed in these online personas can make it hard to exist in the actual moment.'