Medusa Power Talks Versace Challenges the Double Standards Faced by Women in Power
In a year that has shaped the world and taken us into an era of unprecedented change, Versace is reclaiming leadership in the conversation about female empowerment. Donatella Versace will launch Medusa Power Talks, a female-led platform that will discuss the experiences of women in power in 2021. Driven by her own unique experiences of what “power” means, Donatella creates space for women and nonbinary folx to discuss the role power plays in navigating modern life, and the double standards they must often maneuver in moments of expressing power, or even in positions of authority.
“The archetype of a powerful person has changed forever. For me, to be powerful is above all, the freedom to express yourself as you are, without any fear. Power plays many roles in our everyday lives. With my amazing panel of friends, Medusa Power Talks will discuss, examine and no doubt argue, about what it means for us all to be powerful in 2021. I am passionate about offering a platform to voices that represent the future I want to see, and I can’t wait to hear their stories.” – Donatella Versace
The project will launch with a series of recorded interviews with participating speakers, including Precious Lee, Indya Moore, Irina Shayk, Chelsea Miller, and of course, Donatella Versace. These interviews will be shared on Versace’s social media platforms from March 30 and will culminate in a live discussion on the brand’s newly launched Clubhouse profile. The project aims to magnify voices making progressive steps towards gender equality and championing female power.
Medusa has long been a symbol of power. For Versace, she represents unapologetic authority and female empowerment. She is an iconic signifier of the fearless Versace woman.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting gender equality, Versace donated a portion of sales made during the International Women’s Day weekend to the Women’s Center for Creative Work, an LA-based organization prioritizing and elevating the work of women of color, queer, trans, and non-binary folx and artists in other marginalized communities.