JFD, an organisation honoring and connecting women who change the world since 2013, took the occasion of International Women’s Day to unveil the 2021 winners of les Margaret Africa Awards and the first young winners of les Margaret Africa Junior Awards, under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel MACRON, President of the French Republic.
Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, Youth and Sports,Elisabeth Moreno, French Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister, in charge of Equality between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, Cédric O, French Minister of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, Sira Sylla, Member of Parliament, member of the Foreign Affairs Commission and Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego, Coordinator of the Presidential Council for Africa, presented the awards alongside Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO the Bureau & JFD. During the digital ceremony, JFD also revealed the results of the 2021 JFD x Anova. The entire study, which will be available from March 23, provides valuable insights into perception of digital professions in Gabon, Central Africa.
“I would like to salute the creativity and boldness of the 2021 winners of les Margaret Awards. They are the new leaders shaping the future. JFD is pursuing its mission to unveil the next digital champions and is contributing to their success by mobilizing major political, media and economic players such as the World Bank Group, EDF Group, La Poste Group, Crédit Agricole Group, Microsoft France, Total, Mastercard, Dassault Systèmes, Idemia, PayPal… In addition to media visibility valued at 1 million euros and support for acceleration and growth for one year, we will organize the first ever JFD Entrepreneurship Expedition on October 11, International Girls’ Day. The winners will be invited to walk in the footsteps of Margaret Hamilton in the USA, Europe and Africa.”, says Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO the Bureau & JFD, President GEN France.
Les Margaret Awards 2021 laureates are:
Margaret Entrepreneur Africa:
Nneile Nkholise, Co-Founder & CEO 3DIMO, which automates the analysis of livestock data to monitor animal health. This in-app generates a universally traceable digital identification of each cow linked to a farmer and will provide the farmer with a tool to record animal vaccinations, movements and inventory control.
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Margaret Intrapreneur Africa:
Eloho Omame, Founder FirstCheck Africa (ex-MD Endeavor Nigeria), is piloting a fund with a community of women business angels and investors, focused on women, to make it easier for African women entrepreneurs in the digital world to raise capital.
Margaret Junior Africa:
Xaviera Kowo, 18, Programmer, who has developed a waste treatment robot. Capable of picking up debris on its way to transport it to a defined area (garbage garbage cans, recycling center…), in record time.
Jury’s coup de coeur:
Rose Goyéli Tuo, 15, X-Market, an application for monitoring urbanization, allowing management of the often anarchic implantation of roadside stores. It thus reduces accidents, neighborhood quarrels, and altercations between vendors and public authorities (seizures, destruction of goods, etc.).
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Founded in 2013 by the Bureau, JFD, the women’s innovation movement, celebrates and connects women who are changing the world. JFD aims to inspire and encourage women to reveal themselves and innovate. JFD, it’s also les Margaret Awards, which each year celebrates women who dare, innovate, and undertake. It is also a club founded in 2016. Based in Paris and since 2019 in Libreville, Gabon, the JFD Club is a network of more than 400 influential women who meet throughout the year to share and network. In 2018, the Margaret Foundation is launched to support projects by committed women, notably by offering scholarships and training for young women wishing to move into innovation professions and raise their awareness of entrepreneurship. 2019 marks the first publication of the JFD Manifesto for an Inclusive Digital World”. www.joinjfd.com