The 20 Finalists, running 18 businesses, were selected among over 1700 applications from more than 100 countries. They will be coached by professionals from Cartier, INSEAD and McKinsey & Company to prepare for the second round of the competition in October.
The Laureates will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on October 15, 2015, at the Annual Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, in Deauville, France.
This year’s Finalists distinguished themselves by the impact they are making in bringing people together; developing a more connected science; redesigning our food supply; and creating from natural resources.
Having supported women-run enterprises all over the world since 2006, the international competition will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2016.