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

Bárbara Silva

Chile

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

North America

Adam Quinton

UNITED STATES

Founder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

Birame N. Sock

United States

Founder, FlyScan, Inc

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Elizabeth Vazquez

UNITED STATES

President, CEO, and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

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

Deputy Regional Director of UN Women for West and Central Africa

Genevieve Sangudi

South Africa

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

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K. Monica Musonda

Zambia

CEO & Founder of Java Foods

Olajumoke Adenowo

Nigeria

Principal Partner, AD Consulting Limited & Founder of Awesome Treasures Foundation

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

Middle East & North Africa

Dania Dialdin

Saudi Arabia

Strategic Inclusion Manager, McKinsey & Company

Hala Fadel

Lebanon

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

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Iman Mutlaq

Jordan

Ingot Group CEO

East Asia

Vivian Lau

HONG KONG, CHINA

President, JA Asia Pacific

South Asia & Oceania

Anisha Singh

INDIA

Founder & CEO, mydala.com

Bobbi Mahlab

Australia

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

There are three key aspects to a good jury: expertise, diversity and commitment.
Xiaowei Rose Luo, Asia-Pacific jury member

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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