JFD reveals the 2021 nominees for les Margaret & les Margaret Junior Awards.

JFD reveals the 2021 nominees for les Margaret Awards. Among them, the 6 laureates, who will be presented to the general public on March 8, under the high patronage of Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, in the presence of Elisabeth Moreno, Minister Delegate to the French Prime Minister, in charge of Equality between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, and Cédric O, French Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications. 

An exceptional jury chaired by Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO the Bureau & JFD, President GEN France, met in Sorbonne on February 12 to elect les Margaret 2021. Before discovering the laureates on March 8 (International Women’s Rights Day), JFD presents the 25 women and girls nominated out of more than 200 applications received. 

Are nominated in for the Entrepreneur Europe category:   

  • Candice Colin, co-founder & CEO, Beautylitic. 🇫🇷  France
  • Chrystèle Gimaret, founder & CEO, Ekoklean. 🇫🇷  France
  • Fatoumata Kébé, astrophysicist, founder & CEO, Connected Eco. 🇫🇷  France
  • Linnéa Kornehed, co-founder, Einride. 🇸🇪  Sweden
  • Emilie Legoff, co-founder & CEO, Troops. 🇫🇷  France


Are nominated for the Entrepreneur Africa category:   

  • Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, doctor, founder & CEO Kea Medicals. 🇧🇯  Benin
  • Charlette N’Guessan, co-founder & CEO, Bace Group. 🇬🇭  Ghana 🇨🇮  Ivory Coast
  • Nneile Nkholise, co-founder & CEO 3DIMO. 🇿🇦  South Africa
  • Marietou Rachida Sorho, co-founder AgriTech 4 Africa. 🇨🇮  Ivory Coast


Are nominated for the Intrapreneur Europe category:   

  • Céline Colonna Ceccaldi, co-founder Runwaiz at Safran. 🇫🇷  France
  • Elham Kashefi, professor of quantum computing at University of Edinburgh & co-founder VeriQloud. 🇬🇧  UK 🇫🇷  France
  • Marie-Catherine Sadowski, CEO Be:Mo at Total Marketing & Services. 🇫🇷  France


Are nominated for the Intrapreneur Africa category:   

  • Claude Borna, Chief Innovation Officer, Sémé City. 🇧🇯  Benin
  • Natasha Dimbam, Chief Technical Officer chez Bizao. 🇸🇳  Senegal  🇹🇬  Togo


Are nominated for the Junior Europe category:   

  • Célimène Huyghues Despointes, Adèle Bonnaud & Eliza Mills, aged 13, 14 and 15 respectively , Planet Squad. 🇬🇧  UK 🇫🇷  France 
  • Cécilia Kwakwa, 17, Financia. 🇫🇷  France 
  • Louise Lesueur, 11, TOGETHER ! 🇫🇷  France 
  • Manon Van Hoorebeke, 17, programmer. 🇧🇪  Belgium


Are nominated for the Junior Africa category:   

  • Anne-Sophie Assonfack, 11, Awouo. 🇨🇲  Cameroon
  • Rose Goyéli, 15, X-Market. 🇨🇮  Ivory Coast
  • Xaviera Nguefo, 18, programmer. 🇨🇲  Cameroon
  • Korocyala Samira Tuo, 13, Tcheregnime. 🇨🇮  Ivory Coast

“It is with pride that we unveil the nominees for the 2021 Margaret Awards. They have all shown boldness, creativity and resilience in the face of the health and economic crisis, and some have even turned it into an opportunity. We will announce the 2021 winners, one per category, on March 8.”, said Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO the Bureau & JFD, President GEN France

Les Margaret 2021 will participate in the JFD Entrepreneurship Expedition to the USA, Europe and Africa starting October 11th (International Girls’ Day). They will benefit from the JFD’s network of influence, a multi-million euro media plan, and access to the world’s largest R&D laboratories. In addition to funding, digital equipment and mentoring programs, JFD provides all the levers essential to the growth of their projects.



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