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 mobilizes key public, private, and media figures in Europe and Africa.
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).
87% of high school students
associate digital professions with IT, 86% with mathematics and 84% with programming. (Digital talents)
2.6% of tenth grade girls
chose the Digital and Computer Science (NSI) specialty in first, compared to 15.2% of boys, at the beginning of the 2019 school year. (Ministry of Education)
30% of girls
are more attracted to health rather than digital, believing that they will have more impact in society. (Gender Scan)
7% of French start-ups
only are headed by women. (StartHer & KPMG)
170,000 to 212,000 digital jobs
will need to be filled in France until 2022. (France Stratégie and Dares)
41% of women
leave tech jobs after a 10-year career (Harvard Business Review)
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 and Africa.