WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Created by INCO, with the support of Fondation CHANEL, this international award aims at supporting women who across the world chose entrepreneurship as a leverage tool of emancipation and an answer to tackle major social and environmental issues of their communities.
This year, 9 countries are participating to this initiative: United-States, Bangladesh, South Africa, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Chili, China (Hong-Kong), and Morocco.
In each of these countries, national juries chose a candidate that competed on March 30th, 2017 before the Grand final Jury. The great winner was designated during Impact².
Our global winner, Nonhlanhla JOYE, will receive:
⁂ An exclusive profile with our local media partner
⁂ Mentorship from members of our prestigious international jury
⁂ 20 hours of strategic coaching with INCO
NaTakallam is a social venture dedicated to education and exchange, connecting Arabic learners and displaced Syrians worldwide for language practice online. The company provides a livelihood for refugees, while creating a space of exchange with students.
PROJECT JUST KNOCK
Just Knock is an innovative recruiting platform : users can apply to the job position by sending a personal IDEA and “knock” on the door of the company they deem most interesting. It allows the first candidate evaluation to be based on a person’s features and uniqueness.
SWIRL is a young industrial and engineering company that has developed smart, safe, reliable and efficient micro wind turbine-based renewable energy solutions to generate decentralized renewable energy for a local off-grid use to reduce fossil fuel dependency and OPEX as well as the carbon footprint of global off-grid economic activities.
Onnosheba is a diner and a catering service that provides nutritious and affordable food to lower and mid income earning working adults in Bangladesh. Onnosheba also fosters entrepreneurship by giving out new small & mobile shop owners food items on credit, which allows them to start business without seed capital.
Umgibe Farming Organics is a carbon-saving, ecological, organic, income generating vegetable-growing system which targets grassroots farmers from the sub-economic townships of South Africa. The project uses an innovative mechanism of cultivating vegetables using recycled bags suspended on a supportive wooden structure.
Daeki is a company focused in developing non-invasive medical devices to monitor and diagnose multiple diseases using only saliva. It has developed GT2K, a disposable test strip that facilitates the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes by indicating with colored bands if the patient has or is at risk of developing diabetes.
Rachel Ao Leong
PROJECT HELPER CHOICE
HelperChoice is an innovative social startup dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and domestic slavery. It offers an online platform that aims at empowering migrant domestic workers by unlocking decent and ethical employment opportunities. For the first time, domestic workers can chose who they want to work for, at no cost.
Auticiel designs and develops innovative software improving autonomy and social inclusion for mentally disabled youths and adults. Developed hand-in-hand with health and education experts, those mobile apps are tested and adjusted in specialized medical environments.
Mouna El Mdari
Tadamoune is a social enterprise initiated by Al Jisr Association and tackling the issue of access to education. It offers quality pre-school classes open to children aged between 3 and 6 years old from limited-income families while also contributing to the socio-cultural animation of the neighborhood.
A FEW WORDS FROM THE WINNER