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The WIN Inspiring Women Worldwide Awards


Recognizing outstanding women

 

Each year WIN honors distinguished women for their dedication and hardwork; women who have inspired others whilst embodying WIN’s principles of the authentic, global and feminine leader. In keeping with WIN’s own mission, we look for women who mobilize people to succeed and help shape a thriving future. Each of these women embody the WIN values and pillars:

  • Global:fostering a global mindset and international exchange, enabling the truly global leader to emerge
  •  Authentic: inspiring each and everyone's natural being, creative expression and unique contribution
  •  Holistic: integrating feminine values to balance masculine qualities typically dominating business and politics
  •  Practical: we look at both how to 'be' and how to consciously make things happen, moving ideas into form
  •  Innovative: we look at how to create and encounter the future with ideas and innovations that work for everyone
  •  Interconnected: we have a systemic approach, acknowledging our global responsibility and how every contribution matters
  •  Focused on Possibilities: we go where there are openings as we allow ourselves to find and receive opportunities

We choose women whose work has touched those around them and who may not have received previous public acknowledgment of their work. WIN also considers candidates who may have already received recognition publicly but receive our recognition for their impact away from the spotlight, where their work has contributed to the improvement of their community and society. Awards are presented at the Global WINConference as well as regional conferences in Japan, India and the UK.

 

2020 WIN Award Winners

Manchester WINConference
Jacqueline Hughes Lundy (UK), Founder & Owner, Inspiring Women Awards

2019 WIN Award Winners

Global WINConference
Anna Diamantopoulou, (Greece) Founder & President, DIKTIO

Eve Konstantine, Executive Coach, Chairperson and Founder

Steliana Van de Rijt-Economu, Leadership Coach, Author, ‘Mothers as Leaders’

Nancy Fina (US), Fashion, Advertising & Portrait Photographer and Speaker

 

Manchester WINConference
Sally Penni (UK), Barrister & Founder, Women in the Law UK

2018 WIN Award Winners

Global WINConference

Ester Banque (Spain), SVP & Head Interncontinental Commercial, Bristol-Myers Squib

Mine Uran, Co-Founder & CEO, Alver Golden Chlorella

Majbritt Byskov-Bridges, Co-Founder & COO, Alver Golden Chlorella

Alexandra Pascalidou (Sweden), Journalist, Author, Presenter, Producer and Human Rights Advocate

 

Japan WINConference

Miyuki Suzuki (Japan), President, Cisco Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ)

 

Manchester WINConference

Simone Roche MBE (UK), CEO & Founder, Northern Power Women

Nominate a Candidate for the WIN Award

Candidates from anywhere in the world are eligible for the WIN Award. Anyone can nominate a candidate or apply themselves for consideration.

Application Criteria
  • Candidates exemplify the WIN values of being global, authentic and feminine.
  • They operate with collaboration, sustainability and inclusion.
  • Their initiatives are carried through with authenticity and inspire people globally, even if the project is local.
  • They are leaders that embody the WIN pillars and are creating a sustainable future.
Nomination Process

Send a brief bio of your candidate, along with a short paragraph stating why she should be recognized by the WIN Inspirational Award to communication@winconference.net.

If you have any queries, please also contact communication@winconference.net.

Selection Process

Each year, the WIN committee will select from the list of nominees three to five women for the Global WIN Award, and one for each regional WIN Award.


Previous WIN Inspiring Women Award Recipients

Global WINConference

  • Josefine van Zanten, HR Senior Executive in Human Resources (2017)
  • Meg Jones, Chief Economic Empowerment at UN Women (2017)
  • Kaouthar Darmoni, Assistant Professor (Gender & Media, Univ. of Amsterdam, NL) and consultant/coach in Feminine Capital (2017)
  • Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO & Founder, 20-first (2016)
  • Bonnie Fatio, Master Catalyst, Global Speaker & Author (2016)
  • Ditta Sandico, Fashion Designer, Cache Apparels (2016)
  • Anne Stevens, Council Director – Global Women, Global Leaders, The Conference Board (2015)
  • Veronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder & CEO of the Equal-SalaryFoundation (2015)
  • Karen Tse, CEO & Founder, International Bridges to Justice (2014)
  • Anita Pratap, Journalist, Author and Documentary Filmmaker (2014)
  • Elin Hurvenes, Founder & CEO, Professional Boards Forum(2013)
  • Marguerite (Maggy) Barankitse, Human Rights Advocate(2013)
  • Umran Beba, SVP, CHRO, PepsiCo (2013)
  • Graziella Zanoletti, Director, BioGeometry Europe (2012)
  • Hélène Ratte, Partner, Diverseo (2012)
  • Amany Asfour, President, BPW Egypt (2012)
  • Barbara Giangrave of Addio Pizzo (2011)
  • Emma Marcegaglia, President of Confindustria (2011)
  • Lorella Zanardo, Creator of Il Corpo delle Donne (2011)
  • Rebecca Spitzmiller of Retake Rome (with Fondaz Garibaldi) (2011)
  • Prof. Paola Muti, Scientific Director of the Regina Elena Institute (2011)

WIN India

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Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 India in-person WINConference has been postponed. Please watch this space for an update on new dates and on-line meetings.

Women are introducing, leading and creating the future of initiatives and organizations across different fields, industries, companies, communities, and nations. The WINConference gives you the inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts for you to succeed and prepare for the future!

We typically gather in India for a 1.5 – 2 days WINConference to shape a future that benefits all. Top business leaders, NGOs, activists, and politicians meet in vibrant and diverse setting, integrating the divine feminine with modern business practices and tools. We inspire and are inspired as we accelerate the empowerment of more women across the globe.

Our vision is to model an integrated global leader as we empower, develop and connect leaders in a feminine, authentic and global way. Through world-class plenary sessions, practical workshops, benchmarking forums and coaching – we provide communities, companies and individual leaders the possibility to grow and contribute to a world in which we all flourish.

THE INDIA WINCONFERENCE ADDRESSES:

  • How women are shaping the future of India and the planet
  • How we can accelerate the change and participation of women in decision making, entrepreneurship, corporations and in leading communities
  • Corporate practices - how leaders, women, and men can better create inclusive workplaces, work-life balance, and opportunities
  • How each and every one can become a flourishing global, authentic and feminine leader
  • How women can take charge, in the first person, lead the change, empower women and shape the future
  • How to become a change maker, and contribute to the betterment of society or support those that do
  • The WIN Inspiring Women India Award
  • The WIN Girls Project

Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 India WINConference has been postponed. A special on-line session at the Global WIN conference will also address topics of particular interest to participants from India.

Please watch this space for more details and feel free to write to info@winconference.net for more on sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

WIN Nigeria

Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 Nigeria WINConference stands postponed.
Please watch this space for an update on new dates.

Every year, WIN invites leaders from different countries to look at how to shape a future that benefits all. Top business executives, NGOs, activists and politicians meet in a vibrant and diverse setting, integrating the feminine with modern business practices and tools. WIN inspires and is inspired as we accelerate the empowerment of more women across the globe.

Rooted in Africa, our vision is to inspire new leadership as we empower, develop and connect women with a feminine, authentic and global way. Through world-class plenary sessions, practical workshops, bench-marking forums and coaching, we provide communities, companies and individual leaders the possibility to grow and contribute to a world in which we all flourish.

In Nigeria WIN works on several training projects and initiatives to empower women and young people and foster entrepreneurship and activism.

 

WIN Nigeria is run in partnership with Human Resource Working Partners, headed by Executive Partner Charity Nwakolam Ohadiugha, and attracts resourceful women from across Africa

 

The Nigeria WINConference provides you with inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts to help you succeed and create the future. It will help you to lead the way and support others that do so too. WIN will inspire and accompany you on your journey as an integrated feminine, authentic and global leader. Joining the WINConference also gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself into an exchange of best practices with companies embracing diversity, initiating inclusive cultures and where you can find women leading the way.

 

  • Become updated on the emerging global trends and the new changing global context
  • Discover how individuals and companies can collaborate towards a thriving and gender-balanced future in Nigeria and the world
  • Explore how organizations and individuals lead the way in creating the future
  • Learn how to find possibilities which enable companies, employees, clients and society to grow in a sustainable way
  • Become the inspirational agent of possibility that we each need to become
  • Learn how to accelerate your journey, create optimal work-life balance, develop skills, increase confidence and become a global, authentic and feminine leader
  • We invite both organizations and individuals to look at how to accelerate this journey, create an optimum work-life balance, enrich our skills, boost our confidence and grow into global, authentic and feminine leaders.

The 2020 Nigeria WINConference stands postponed in light of COVID-19. We will run a special forum within the Global WIN conference focusing on Africa.

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