PRESS RELEASE – She For Social Impact Awards Event Live Online On June 3, 2020
Contact: Lisa Hofmann
The announcement of the winners of the inaugural, independent She For Social Impact Awards 2020 will be streamed online on June 3 on www.sheforsocialimpact.com at 8am PST / 5pm CEST / 8:30pm IST
Berlin, Germany –– May 21, 2020 –– Due to coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions the independent She For Social Impact Awards winner announcement will be streamed online on www.sheforsocialimpact.com on June 3, 2020 at 8am PST / 5pm CEST / 8:30pm IST. The inaugural Awards are the first ones that recognize women from different countries and across different industries for their impact-led work that challenge the status quo by pursuing advanced solutions for a sustainable future. Eminent impact leader Alix Peterson Zwane, CEO of the Global Innovation Fund and former advocate for evidence-based philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google.org, will be supporting the Awards‘ mission with a personal speech during the online announcement. The independent Awards have been initiated by award-winning strategist and impact investor Nadine Bruder. Its international jury is comprised of recognized experts, including Impact Hub Accra’s Co-founder and CEO, Will Senyo; Pritika Kumar, Legal Counsel and Managing Director of Cornellia Chambers in Delhi; and 10xBeta’s Founder and CEO Marcel Botha.
“The coronavirus and climate change show us the complexity between global socio-economic pursuances, our well-beings and peace. To address the world’s most pressing issues and to achieve the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, acting collectively and the willingness to take bold actions have never been needed as much as today”, says Nadine Bruder, initiator of the independent Awards. “Recognizing women from different walks of life who contribute to systemic changes in societies is crucial, because those women not only act as role models for other women and men. Their work also manifest that female approaches to problem-solving are of great complementary value with regards to creating sustainability-led societies. Moreover, elevating women and gender equality are the strongest levers to achieve the UN’s Global Goals.”
„The times are changing. If we truly want to build an inclusive world in which prosperity is possible for all, we must elevate some of our brightest women. We need to bring them to the forefront and highlight their worth in building a more inclusive society”, says Advisory and Judging Board Member Will Senyo, Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Accra, Ghana.
Independence as well as human and professional quality are the core considerations for attributing the Awards. And pursuing the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is part of the Awards’ mission. Winners of an Award are invited into the Advisory and Judging Board, over time creating a truly diverse, cross-industry, global network of dedicated impact-led role models who inspire to take actions, to foster collaboration and to elevate other women.
„I believe that women are truly passionate about social impact. It is in their nature to create, nurture and preserve. So, She who is for Social Impact must be celebrated and recognized to ensure that more women rise to do what they are meant to do“, says Advisory and Judging Board Member Pritika Kumar, Legal Counsel and Managing Director of Cornellia Chambers in Delhi, India.
Award Nominees 2020:
Robyn Scott, Co-Founder & CEO at Apolitical
Rose Marcario, CEO at Patagonia
Susan Graham, Co-Founder & CEO at Dendra Systems
Kristina Lunz, Co-Founder & Director at the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, Germany
Duezen Tekkal, Journalist, Founder & Chairwoman at HAWAR.help
Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist
Molly Bingham, Journalist & Founder of Orb Media
Alisée de Tonnac, Co-Founder & CEO at Seedstars World
Meghan McCormick, Co-Founder & CEO at Ozé & Dare to Innovate
Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder & CEO at Ellevest
Suzanne Bishopric, Managing Partner at Global Sovereign Advisors
Caroline Tapparel, Research Professor in Molecular Virology
Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, Research Professor in Chemical Engineering
Ellen Jorgensen, CSO at Aanika
Miishe Addy, Co-Founder & CEO at Jetstream Africa
Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Co-Founder & CEO at Carbo Culture
Terri Wills, Ex-CEO at World Green Building Council
Ivy Barley, Co-Founder & CEO at Developers in Vogue
PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD
Solange Knowles, Artist & Founder of Saint Heron
Lisa Jaspers, Founder & CEO of FOLKDAYS
Chetna Sinha, Founder & Chairperson of Mann Deshi Bank, Mann Deshi Foundation
Stephanie Wehner, Professor in quantum information at QuTech & Founder of QCRYPT
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ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT SHE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS
The independent She For Social Impact Awards have been launched in January 2020 by award-winning strategist and impact investor Nadine Bruder. The Awards create an international platform for impact-led women from diverse industries. They all share the vision that a new sustainable way of business and finance, economic and social gender parity, diversity as well as collectively fighting the world’s most pressing issues are at the core for a sustainable future for all of us. The She For Social Impact Awards aim at amplifying the visionary efforts of Awards nominees and winners; at inspiring impact-led women and men to take actions; at building global support systems for women; and at achieving the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals. Independence as well as human and professional quality are the core considerations for attributing the Awards. The Awards are a not-for-profit initiative and supported by organizations that share the vision and values recognized by the Awards.
ABOUT NADINE BRUDER
German-born award-winning strategist, entrepreneur and impact-led angel investor, who believes «sustainability» is the greatest opportunity for society and innovation in modern history. Nadine Bruder’s career began in 2008, when her first strategy work turned Steve Jobs into a fan of her client’s product, and when she turned MAN Truck & Bus into the first company that publicly acted upon smart cities, energy-efficient transportation and autonomous driving as we know it these days. Since then she has been consulting senior business leaders from internationally operating organizations, technology startups and investment firms. Her cross-industry foresight and holistic approach to business strategy has proven to be a catalytic force for their growth and innovation. In 2015 Nadine set up Germany’s first innovative IT-bootcamp education company to address the global talent shortage. Today, she heads JUST DAMN RIGHT, an impact-led venture platform that she founded, is a member of the Federal German Association for Artificial Intelligence, and holds advisory board positions at startups. Besides, Nadine provides strategy and leadership advisory to senior executives worldwide.