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Cannes Film Festival, Together We Give Gala First Edition

Updated: Jul 14, 2023

On May 23rd, 2023, we launched the inaugural edition of the "Together We Give" Gala at the Cannes Film Festival. The primary objective of this momentous occasion was to raise awareness about gender parity and women's empowerment, as well as to generate funds to sustain our vital mission. The Gala proved to be an overwhelming success, leaving us with a profound sense of gratitude towards our generous supporters who wholeheartedly participated in the event.

The "Together We Give" Gala, held during the esteemed Festival de Cannes, marked an extraordinary collaboration between two influential and impactful nonprofits: We Do It Together (WDIT) and the Global Gift Foundation (GGF). Both organizations are dedicated to championing the rights of women and children, tirelessly working towards creating a more equitable and just society.

LEFT: Together We Give Gala; TOP RIGHT: We Do It Together founder Chiara Tilesi;

BOTTOM RIGHT: Global Gift Foundation founder Maria Bravo

We Do It Together (WDIT) has been at the forefront of promoting gender equality in the film industry. With an unwavering commitment to breaking barriers and challenging gender stereotypes, WDIT has paved the way for women's voices to be heard and recognized on a global stage. The organization continuously supports female filmmakers, actresses, and other creative professionals, empowering them to tell their stories and make a lasting impact on the industry.

The Global Gift Foundation (GGF), founded by the remarkable Maria Bravo, has been instrumental in uplifting disadvantaged women and children around the world. Through various initiatives and philanthropic endeavors, GGF has made significant strides in improving the lives of those in need. By providing essential resources, healthcare, education, and opportunities, GGF has become a beacon of hope, transforming the futures of countless individuals.

The collaboration between WDIT and GGF under the banner of "Together We Give" was a testament to the power of unity and collective action. By joining forces, these two organizations harnessed their strengths and amplified their impact, ultimately creating a formidable alliance for change. The Gala served as a celebration of their shared mission and as a call to action for individuals, corporations, and society as a whole to come together and support the cause of gender parity and women's empowerment.

The First Edition of the "Together We Give" Gala was an unforgettable experience. Attendees were treated to an evening of glamour, inspiration, and solidarity, creating lasting memories for all who were present. Furthermore, the Gala served as a platform for fundraising, enabling the organizations to secure the necessary resources to continue their vital work. The incredible generosity of the attendees and supporters played a crucial role in empowering WDIT and GGF to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and children worldwide. Every contribution made during the event helped foster a more inclusive and equitable future, where gender equality is not just an aspiration but a tangible reality. As the organizers of the Gala together with the Global Gift Foundation, we express our immense gratitude to all the individuals, companies, and institutions that generously supported and participated in this groundbreaking event. Together, we have demonstrated that when we unite our efforts, we can bring about significant change and create a world where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of gender. The First Edition of the "Together We Give" Gala at the Cannes Film Festival was not only a memorable milestone but also a symbol of hope and inspiration. It showcased the power of collaboration and the collective will to create a better future for all. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of the Gala, and we eagerly anticipate continuing this journey of empowerment and progress together.

WDIT Honorary Advisory Board member Eva Longoria, Honorary Advisory Board member Lady Monika Bacardi, We Do It Together founder Chiara Tilesi and Global Gift Foundation founder Maria Bravo

We were honored to have Eva Longoria, a true gender champion and an inspiration to us all, join us for the event. Eva Longoria has been a steadfast advocate for women's rights and empowerment, using her platform and influence to amplify their voices. Her remarkable dedication to standing up for women and promoting equality has made a significant impact on the global movement for gender parity.

TWG Gala art auction hosted by Jonny Gould. LEFT: work of Mr. Brainwash, RIGHT: work of Auguste Artiste

A special thank you goes to the WDIT Board of Directors member, Debora Guetta, and her husband, Mr Brainwash, for their generous donation of a beautiful piece of art.

LEFT: Together We Give Gala; TOP RIGHT: Georges Reyes; BOTTOM LEFT: We Do It Together founder Chiara Tilesi, Honorary Advisory Board member Lady Monika Bacardi, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Together We Give Host Sylvie Tellier, and Global Gift Foundation founder Maria Bravo

We extend our sincere gratitude to La Môme Plage for their warm and generous hospitality in welcoming our event with love. Their support and dedication contributed significantly to the overall success of the Gala, creating a memorable and inviting atmosphere for all attendees. We would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated teams of the Global Gift Foundation (GGF) and We Do It Together (WDIT) for their tireless efforts in bringing this Gala to fruition. Their hard work, passion, and unwavering commitment were instrumental in making this event a reality. Their collaborative spirit and shared vision for gender equality and women's empowerment have paved the way for a brighter future. We extend a special thank you to Jacqueline Fernandez for her support. We are also grateful to Georges Reyes for his lively and captivating music, which kept us dancing until the end of the night with The Gipsy Kings’ beautiful music. His talent and energy contributed to the vibrant atmosphere of the Gala, creating a sense of joy and unity among all attendees. Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude to APM Monaco for their support. Their commitment to our cause and their contribution to the Gala has been invaluable in advancing our mission of gender parity and women's empowerment. The Gala marked the beginning of an exciting series of events that will continue to celebrate and support women around the world. Our vision is to create a supportive community of individuals who travel with us and join in celebrating the achievements and potential of women. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who attended the Gala, as their presence and generous support played a crucial role in its success. It is through the collective efforts and dedication of our supporters that we can continue making a positive impact and creating a more inclusive and equitable society. We will update you on the next Together We Give Gala! More info:


If you would like to support We Do It Together with a donation, please visit: OUR WEBSITE Our mission of We Do It Together is to use the power of cinema and media to stir and shake human hearts and minds. By banding together, we can alter deep-seated perceptions and stereotypes about women. As a first step, we give women from around the world a concrete way to express themselves, their talent, and their stories. When given the opportunity, women deliver stories that are every bit as compelling, accessible, and commercial, as their male counterparts. Warm wishes, Chiara Tilesi, Founder


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