JFD has opened the call for applications for the 2023 Promotion of Les Margaret Awards.
They are calling on women from Africa and Europe, engaged in bold technological bets that create disruptive innovations to change the world, to apply for Les Margaret Awards, open to 3 categories: Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Junior.
According to JFD, The award ceremony is under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic and will take place on 17 April 2023 in Paris.
Geeky Nigeria reports that JFD is an international growth accelerator for women who take bold technological bets and create disruptive innovations to change the world. JFD mobilizes key public, private, and media figures in Europe and Africa. The organization was founded in 2013 by Delphine Remy-Boutang.
For the 2023 awards, JFD will reward women from Europe and Africa for their creativity, audacity and innovation through 3 award categories: Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Junior, each of which will include a European and African winner.
“Invest in Her” is the main theme of the 2022-2023 programme, which will bring together women leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, advisors and the media over the coming months to improve and promote investment in women in tech.
Eligibility for the 2023 Les Margaret Awards is open to women citizens of a European or African country who place innovation at the heart of their action and who have thus developed a digital project, in all sectors, that responds to one or several societal and environmental issues: a disruptive innovation that creates jobs and value for our economies.
The 3 categories for the Les Margaret Awards are:
- Entrepreneur: for female founders or co-founders of tech start-ups;
- Intrapreneur: for women working for companies who have developed an innovative project in agreement with their employer while remaining employed;
- Junior: for girls aged between 7 and 18 who have an idea, a concept, a start-up project that responds to a problem through the application of a technology or those who have developed a prototype (robot, game, app…) using one or several technologies.
For the rewards, winners in Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur categories will benefit from the JFD Acceleration Programme: media exposure worth €1 million for one year, speaking opportunities at major international events, digital equipment, coaching/mentoring sessions with JFD partners and funding.
The Juniors will receive tailored support for the development of their projects, digital equipment and a €1000 scholarship. They will also be mentored and coached by the JFD partners and will benefit from high media exposure.
— JFD (@joinjfd) November 9, 2022