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

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

Bárbara Silva

Chile

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

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Juliano Seabra

BRAZIL

Innovation & New Business Director, TOTVS | President, Idexo

Rodrigo Villar

MEXICO

Founding Partner at New Ventures

Silvia Torres Carbonell

ARGENTINA

Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at IAE Business School

North America

Adam Quinton

UNITED STATES

Founder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

Birame N. Sock

United States

Founder, FlyScan, Inc

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Cathie Black

UNITED STATES

Angel Investor and Former Media & Publishing Executive

Elizabeth Vazquez

UNITED STATES

President, CEO, and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

Vicki Saunders

CANADA

Founder of SheEO

A good jury panel is no different from a business leadership team –it has members from diverse backgrounds and experiences who can bring different insights and perspectives to bear.
Adam Quinton, 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

“While these individual projects in themselves may seem small, the ripple effect is extraordinary. Every year another 21 participants join the Cartier Awards community building a strong international network of extraordinary female entrepreneurs."
Raomal Perera, Europe Jury President

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

Lorna Rutto

KENYA

CEO of Ecopost

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

Minoush Abdel-Meguid

EGYPT

Managing Director and Co-Founder at Union Capital

Tobias Henz

GERMANY

McKinsey & Company

East Asia

Vivian Lau

HONG KONG, CHINA

President, JA Asia Pacific

Claudia Zeisberger

CHINA

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Business at INSEAD

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Heekyung (Jo) Min

SOUTH KOREA

Executive Vice President at CJ Chieiljedang

Joyce Yen Feng

Taiwan

Professor at National Taiwan University

As East Asian women entrepreneurs tackle tough challenges, push boundaries, and create successful and meaningful businesses, they generate the most powerful energy to inspire other women and generations of girls to realize their dreams.
Vivian Lau, East Asia Jury President

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

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DAVID STEEL

SINGAPORE

Founding Partner at Triple P Capital

Joan Yao

Philippines

Vice President, Kickstart Ventures

Shinta Kamdani

INDONESIA

Owner & CEO of the Sintesa Group

The most important element in the business pitch is the Executive Summary. A cohesive Executive Summary shows the entrepreneur knows how to tell their story well and understands the key components judges need to know.
Bobbi Mahlab, South Asia & Oceania 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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