JFD opens the call for applications for les Margaret Awards 2023

 The “Invest in Her” Promotion

JFD is calling on women from Europe and Africa, engaged in bold technological bets that create disruptive innovations to change the world, to apply for les Margaret Awards, open to 3 categories: Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Junior.

Applications will be open from 9 November 2022 to 9 January 2023.

The award ceremony, under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, will take place on 17 April 2023 in Paris.

Accelerating the growth of women in tech since 2013, JFD launches the call for applications for the 2023 Promotion of les Margaret Awards.

This year again, JFD will reward women from Europe and Africa for their creativity, audacity and innovation through 3 award categories: Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Junior, each of which will include a European and African winner. 

Going further with its commitment, JFD has also chosen to place the issue of the gender investment gap in projects led by Women in Digital at the heart of its agenda.

“Invest in Her” will therefore be the main theme of the 2022-2023 programme, which will bring together women leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, advisors and the media over the coming months to improve and promote investment in women in tech.


Les Margaret Awards is dedicated to women citizens of a European or African country who place innovation at the heart of their action and who have thus developed a digital project, in all sectors, that responds to one or several societal and environmental issues: a disruptive innovation that creates jobs and value for our economies.

Candidates can apply in 3 categories:

  • Entrepreneur: for female founders or co-founders of tech start-ups;
  • Intrapreneur: for women working for companies who have developed an innovative project in agreement with their employer while remaining employed;
  • Junior: for girls aged between 7 and 18 who have an idea, a concept, a start-up project that responds to a problem through the application of a technology or those who have developed a prototype (robot, game, app…) using one or several technologies.



The Margarets in the Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur categories will benefit from the JFD Acceleration Programme: media exposure worth €1 million for one year, speaking opportunities at major international events, digital equipment, coaching/mentoring sessions with JFD partners and funding. 

The Margaret Juniors will receive tailored support for the development of their projects, digital equipment and a €1000 scholarship. They will also be mentored and coached by the JFD partners and will benefit from high media exposure. 

“Through their ability to take risks, women entrepreneurs are at the heart of value creation in our societies. At JFD and through les Margaret Awards, we celebrate these women who are building the businesses of tomorrow, those who are changing the world.” Delphine Remy-Boutang, founder & CEO JFD

« JFD gave me the opportunity to make a very technical field visible. My speaking engagements as a Margaret have contributed to the growth of TEHTRIS. Only 11% of women work in cybersecurity and initiatives such as JFD and les Margaret Awards help to highlight inspiring careers and hopefully attract more women in my sector. » Eléna Poincet, co-founder TEHTRIS & Margaret Entrepreneur Europe 2022 

The world would be a better place if women were more equally represented in all the spaces where important decisions that shape the future are being made. In this belief, I’m thankful for JFD. Their mission, activities and support have added much value to my own entrepreneurial journey. Eloho Omame, co-founder First Check Africa & Margaret Intrapreneur Africa 2020


The application form is available on joinjfd.com until 9 January 2023 (23:59 GMT+2). 

The jury of les Margaret Awards will meet on 9 February to elect the 2023 winners. The Margarets 2023 will be revealed during the Digital Women’s Day “Invest in Her”, on 17 April 2023 in Paris. 

DOWNLOAD THE MEDIAKIT: https://bit.ly/MediaKit-JFD2023

To (re)discover the Margarets 2022, visit https://www.joinjfd.com/en/margaret-awards/  



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