Founded in 2013 by Delphine Remy-Boutang, JFD is the international growth accelerator for women who take bold technological bets and create disruptive innovations to change the world. JFD mobilises key public, private, and media figures in Europe, Africa and Canada.
Within 10 years, JFD has become more than just an event: les Margaret & les Margaret Junior Awards, the Margaret Foundation, the JFD Club, the Affirmative Act meetings, the White Shirt movement, the JFD Manifesto, and a book entitled “Elles changent le monde” (They change the world).
34% of graduates
in STEM are women, in the EU. (Source: Girls Go Circular – 2022)
47 % of African universities’
STEM graduates are women. (Source: Times Higher Education and the United Nations Scientific, Cultural and Educational Organization – 2022)
15% of tech startup founders
are female worldwide. (Source: Startup Genome – 2023)
48% more likely
to outperform their competitors for gender-diverse companies. (Source: McKinsey – 2022)
2% of venture capital financing
is allocated to female-founded companies.
5% pay gap
between women and men for a similar position within the same company, in European start-ups. (Source: Figures – 2022).
Since 2013, we have been promoting relationships between large groups and startups to create more opportunities for development and job creation in the digital world. We bring together the world’s major economic players around common goals for a better world thanks to new technologies. The JFD also serves as a media springboard for women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and young girls who innovate for a better world. We enable them to accelerate their growth in Europe, Africa and Canada.