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Application Deadline: January 17th, 2022

Founded in 2013 by JFD, les Margaret Awards reward every year European and African women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, whose projects and innovation meet the major challenges of our society. The award is named after Margaret Hamilton, director of the software engineering division that developed the embedded software for NASA’s Apollo space program. It is thanks to Margaret Hamilton’s contribution that man first walked on the Moon.Through les Margaret Awards, JFD supports the growth and international influence of startups and initiatives led by European and African women.

Eligibility

  • You are a female founder or co-founder of a tech startup for the “Entrepreneur” category. 
  • You are a female employee and you developed a project in agreement with your employer while remaining an employee for the “Intrapreneurship” category. 
  • You are a citizen of a European or African country, your project is innovative and respond to societal issues: Environment & Energy (climate change, urban planning, energy transition, sustainable development…), Health (access to care, diagnosis, treatment), Communication & IT (cybersecurity, IoT, AI, data science, all digital…), Transport & Mobility (vehicles, infrastructures, uses…) etc. 

Benefits

ES MARGARET ENTREPRENEURS WIN:

  • Media exposure worth 1 million euros.
  • Mentoring & coaching sessions by our partners.
  • Public speaking opportunities in Europe and Africa.
  • A one-year membership to the JFD network.

LES MARGARET INTRAPRENEURS WIN :

  • Media exposure worth 1 million euros.
  • Mentoring & coaching sessions by JFD and its partners.
  • Public speaking opportunities in Europe and Africa.
  • A one-year membership to the JFD network.

Finalists for the Margaret 2022 Award will be pre-selected by JFD and then presented on February 10, 2022 to a jury that will elect four winners in each category:

  • Entrepreneur Europe
  • Entrepreneur Africa
  • Intrapreneur Europe
  • Intrapreneur Africa

THE AWARD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN PARIS DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 8, 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Les Margaret 2022 Awards

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