Jury

Jury

The Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is composed of 30 high-profile individuals and is divided in 6 regional juries. They are chosen on the basis of their entrepreneurial experience, their business achievements and their commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs. They play a key role in reviewing the candidates’ applications and selecting the finalists and laureates during the Awards competition. The jury members then give feedback to the laureate and finalists and thereafter provide additional support and connections to the entrepreneurs.
Read about the jury members by clicking on their profiles below.

Latin America

Silvia Taurozzi

ARGENTINA

Director Fundación IRRADIA

Alba Medina Flores

MEXICO

Co-founder of Dalia Empower

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Bárbara Silva

Chili

Business Woman, CEO of BeSTinnovation, CEO of Singularity University Chile Summit President of HER GLOBAL IMPACT

Julio Noriega Cabrerizo

PERU

Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Grupo El Comercio, Director of Business Unit in Education and Entertainment, and Member of Corporate Investment and Digital Committees

Leila Velez

Brazil

Founder and CEO of Beleza Natural

North America

K. Shelly Porges

UNITED STATES

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Global Entrepreneurship Advocate & Managing Director, Reservoir Q Global LLC

Adam Quinton

UNITED STATES

Founder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

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Birame N. Sock

United States

Founder, FlyScan, Inc

Elizabeth Vazquez

UNITED STATES

President, CEO, and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

Leslie Meingast

CANADA

CEO of The Personnel Department

A good jury is made by the right mix of people, including experts in finance and marketing and, above all, with an entrepreneurship background.
Shelly Porges, North America jury president

Europe

Raomal Perera

IRELAND

Entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Aude Latouche

FRANCE

Founder & CEO, AL CORPORATE ADVICE

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Ekaterina Trofimova

RUSSIA

CEO of Analytical Credit Rating Agency

KRESSE WESLING

UNITED KINGDOM

2011 Cartier Awards laureate & Cofounder of Elvis & Kresse

Mette Laursen

Denmark

CEO and Founder, LinKS

Sub-Saharan Africa

Oulimata Sarr

SENEGAL

Regional Advisor Women Economic Empowerment UN Women, Founding Member and Gender Champion of Africa2.0

Gail Mawocha

Zimbabwe

Founder and Director of Mustard Seed Africa

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Genevieve Sangudi

South Africa

Managing Director of The Carlyle Group | Sub-Saharan Africa Fund

Odile Lacoin

CAMEROON

Manager at A.T. Kearney

Olajumoke Adenowo

Nigeria

Principal Partner, AD Consulting Limited

My jury was extremely responsive and opened up potential business leads for me.
Chinwe Ohajuruka, Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 laureate

Middle East & North Africa

Amel Bouchamaoui

TUNISIA

Chair of Partners for New Beginning, Tunisia

Dania Dialdin

Saudi Arabia

Strategic Inclusion Manager, McKinsey & Company

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Hala Fadel

Lebanon

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Leap Ventures
Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region

Iman Mutlaq

Jordan

Ingot Group CEO

Julia Sperling

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Partner at McKinsey & Company

Asia-Pacific

Vivian Lau

HONG KONG

President, JA Asia Pacific

Anisha Singh

INDIA

Founder & CEO, mydala.com

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ARIANNE DAVID

Philippines

Co-founder of OLX Philippines
(previously Sulit.com.ph)

Bobbi Mahlab

Australia

Founder and Managing Director, Mahlab
Co-founder Mentor Walks Australia
NFP board member

Xiaowei Rose Luo

FRANCE

Senior tenured Professor in Entrepreneurship and Family Business at INSEAD

previous jury members

The Jury Members commit for at least one year to evaluating the business proposals. They are men and women and represent a variety of industries just like the finalists.

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