Les Margaret Awards reward digital women’s creativity, innovation and audacity.

Founded in 2013 by JFD, les Margaret Awards reward every year European and African women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, whose projects and innovation meet the major challenges of our society. The award is named after Margaret Hamilton, director of the software engineering division that developed the embedded software for NASA’s Apollo space program. It is thanks to Margaret Hamilton’s contribution that man first walked on the Moon.
Through les Margaret Awards, JFD supports the growth and international influence of startups and initiatives led by European and African women.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You are a female founder or co-founder of a tech startup for the “Entrepreneur” category. 

You are a female employee and you developed a project in agreement with your employer while remaining an employee for the “Intrapreneurship” category. 

You are a citizen of a European or African country, your project is innovative and respond to societal issues: Environment & Energy (climate change, urban planning, energy transition, sustainable development…), Health (access to care, diagnosis, treatment), Communication & IT (cybersecurity, IoT, AI, data science, all digital…), Transport & Mobility (vehicles, infrastructures, uses…) etc. 

APPLICATIONS FOR LES MARGARET AWARD 2022 CAN BE SUBMITTED UNTIL JANUARY 17, 2022 AT 11:59pm CET.

Finalists for the Margaret 2022 Award will be pre-selected by JFD and then presented on February 10, 2022 to a jury that will elect four winners in each category:

  • Entrepreneur Europe
  • Entrepreneur Africa
  • Intrapreneur Europe
  • Intrapreneur Africa

 

THE AWARD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN PARIS ON MARCH 8, 2022.

LES MARGARET ENTREPRENEURS WIN:

  • Media exposure worth 1 million euros.
  • Mentoring & coaching sessions by our partners.
  • Public speaking opportunities in Europe and Africa.
  • A one-year membership to the JFD Club: a network of over 400 influential women.
  • 5,000 euros

LES MARGARET INTRAPRENEURS WIN :

  • Media exposure worth 1 million euros.
  • Mentoring & coaching sessions by JFD and its partners.
  • Public speaking opportunities in Europe and Africa.
  • A one-year membership to the JFD Club: a network of over 400 influential women.
  • A JFD Box worth 5,000 euros, including products and services from our partners.

The 2021 Edition of les Margaret Award

Under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel MACRON President of the French Republic

Official ceremony #lesMargaret 2021

JFD, which since 2013 honors and connects women who change the world, took the occasion of International Women’s Day to unveil the 2021 winners of les Margaret Awards and its first young winners of les Margaret Junior Awards, under the patronage of Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.

Jury les Margaret 2021

« Never let fear get in your way! Do not be afraid to continue even when so-called “experts” say it’s impossible. Do not be afraid to be alone, to be different, to deceive yourself, to do and recognize your mistakes, because only those who dare to fail greatly can accomplish great things.»
Margaret Hamilton