Celebrating visionary women whose social, economic and environmental impact creates a sustainable future already today.

AWARD WINNERS 2020

On June 3, 2020 these women have been recognized with the inaugural, independent She For Social Impact Awards 2020. Their impact-led work address the world’s most pressing issues through innovation and vision. They challenge the status quo by pursuing advanced solutions for a sustainable future. The international Advisory and Judging Board selected the winners in the categories technology, science, business, finance and culture. The public voted for the Public Choice Award.

The independent She For Social Impact Awards are in pursuit of the United Nations 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform the world. Sign up here to get notified about updates, nominees and winners or follow us on Instagram.

Henrietta Kekäläinen

Co-Founder & CEO at Carbo Culture

Carbo Culture traps carbon from the air and puts it to use to make soil healthier. Their technology creates high quality char, which is made out of bio waste and wood-like materials such as nutshells.

Watch an interview during #stayhome with Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen here

Rose Marcario

CEO at Patagonia

Her efforts in the promotion of conscious consumerism and responsible corporate leadership have set the bar for other consumer brands to follow.

Caroline Tapparel

Research Professor in Molecular Virology

Developing new antiviral materials made from sugar which are non-toxic for patients and could address a broad spectrum of viruses, such as HIV and Covid

Duezen Tekkal

Journalist, Founder & Chairwoman at HAWAR.help

Raising awareness about human rights violation in conflict regions and creating support systems for victims who are mostly women and children

Alisée de Tonnac

Co-Founder & CEO at Seedstars World

Seedstars provides startup acceleration and funding opportunities for entrepreneurs in 75+ developing countries and emerging markets.

Watch an interview during #stayhome with Alisée de Tonnac here

Lisa Jaspers

Founder & CEO of FOLKDAYS

The label collaborates with carefully selected artisans from over 20 developing countries and emerging markets, helping them to keep traditional handicraft alive whilst supporting artisans through stable incomes.

Watch an interview during #stayhome with Lisa Jaspers here

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Einfluss nehmen, Augen öffnen – seit meiner Reise 2014 mitten in den Genozid an meiner eigenen Religionsgemeinschaft, ist dieses Ziel zu meiner größten Lebensaufgabe geworden. Die Welt schaute weg, als Tausende JesidInnen getötet, versklavt und vertrieben wurden. Doch das änderte sich mit den erschütternden Bildern von ihrer Flucht und Vertreibung. Für dieses Engagement bin ich jetzt mit einem Preis ausgezeichnet worden, der mir besonders viel bedeutet: Dem @sheforsocialimpact - Award in der Kategorie #Culture. Dafür bedanke ich mich herzlich bei all den Menschen, die an der Entscheidung beteiligt waren, Menschen wie #NadineBruder & @guyamerkle ❤️ Warum ist dieser Preis so etwas Besonderes für mich? „She for Social Impact“ steht für Veränderung – für die steigende Wertschätzung von Frauen, die die Welt bewegen. Dass ich die erste Preisträgerin des Awards in meiner Kategorie bin, ehrt mich in diesen Zeiten deshalb besonders – gerade in Anbetracht der Themen die uns schmerzen und auf der Seele brennen. Wir ( Frauen) tun viel und es wichtig, dass das gesehen und gewertschätzt wird. Ich freue mich auch über die anderen inspirierenden Frauen, die ausgezeichnet wurden, wie die wundervolle @lisa_jaspers. 💚 Frauen, die mir sicherlich in einer Sache zustimmen werden: Preise sind nicht das glorreiche Ende eines Engagements – sondern nur die Neon-Schilder, die der Öffentlichkeit zeigen: Schaut hin! Ein Preis allein ist nichts wert – was zählt ist, ob er hinterher etwas bewirkt. Sorgen wir dafür! Ein schönes Wochenende, Eure Düzen

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REPLAY THE ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENT

The winners announcement has been streamed online on June 3, 2020 – still in lockdown mode due to the coronavirus outbreak. Renowned impact leader Alix Peterson Zwane gave the opening remarks and shared her perspectives on social innovations and investing in a sustainable future. She serves as CEO of the Global Innovation Fund which invests in scalable social innovations in developing countries, before which she served as the first employee and Executive Director at Evidence Action, a non-profit that develops service delivery models to scale evidence-based programs. Prior to that, she advocated for evidence-based philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google.org.

The independent, global She For Social Impact Awards honor women, whose impact-led works address the world’s most pressing issues through innovation and vision. These women challenge the status quo by pursuing advanced solutions for a sustainable future. Their efforts help achieve the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs).

Independence as well as human and professional quality are the core considerations for attributing the Awards. They are supported by individuals and organizations that share the vision and values recognized by the Awards. Recognized personalities form the inaugural, international Advisory and Judging Committee.

Winners of an Award will be invited into the international Advisory and Judging Committee, over time creating a truly diverse, cross-industry, global network of dedicated impact-led role models who inspire to take actions, foster collaboration and elevate other women.

The She For Social Impact Awards are a pro bono initiative by Nadine Bruder – award-winning strategist, entrepreneur and impact investor, and member of the Federal German Artificial Intelligence Association.

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NOMINATION & JUDGING PROCEDURE

She For Social Impact Awards Nominees are selected by the Advisory and Judging Board, a group of impact-led leaders and experts in their respective fields, trusted by their peers. Nominees and Winners are evaluated against criteria.

Maximum four (4) nominees can be defined in the Awards fields of nomination.

  • Each Advisory and Judging Board Member independently curates potential nominees and rates each of them against criteria.
  • Board Members collectively define the top entries that are then included on the nominee shortlist for further evaluation by the Advisory and Judging Board.
  • Board Members evaluate a second time the shortlisted entries based on the criteria, and eventually cast ballots to determine the Winners. In the event of a tie, the Chairwomen casts the tie-breaking vote.

Interested in becoming a member of the Advisory and Judging Board?

Email us at awards@sheforsocialimpact.com and briefly tell us about you and your motivation. Thank you.