Women's Social Leadership Awards
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Servane Mouazan, CEO and Founder Ogunte says: “The Women's Social Leadership Awards are not about fluffiness and cupcakes. The women who have won the Women’s Social Leadership Awards over the years are real achievers and are not coasting on the buzz. They are incredible role models, challengers, and impactful decision-makers. They are making waves in communities, at government level, raise awareness about facts that no-one wants to see, and also lead citizen movements against all odds.
Our role is to show the world that these social entrepreneurs and activists do create massive ripple effects and that it is worth looking at social and environmental change through a gender lens.”
The link to the Awards' application form will be available on this page from December 12th 2013.
The 2012 Women's Social Leadership Award Winners, were a great global vintage. It proves that with determination, discipline, resilience and impactful connections, women social entrepreneurs and activists can make a real difference.
Judge and event supporter Melanie Stubbing, President, Europe Weight Watchers Inc says: "I am delighted that these women have been recognised for the incredible impact they're making through their innovative ideas, courage and sheer hard work. They are tenacious and committed social entrepreneurs and every one of us, both men and women, have so much to learn from their passion, creativity and sheer determination to achieve success. In a world that is struggling with economic uncertainty, we need future thought leaders and facilitators like these women to challenge conventions and strive for better."
Education is recognised as one of the most significant issues facing South Africa. More than 20,000 schools are failing.
Symphonia for South Africa is a Non-Profit Organisation with a vision to strengthen the fabric of South African society. We lead and initiate projects that are intended to engage South Africans in processes of nation building so that we can truly be a country that is "Alive with Possibility!"
We work to radically improve education outcomes in South Africa so that all South African children have access to Quality Education by 2022.
I treat obstacles as challenges to work through...
In 1994 I intended to create a successful social business using the arts to change lives. Today Impact Arts is a national social enterprise, working across 14 local authorities in Scotland with 4000+ children and vulnerable adults annually doing precisely that.
Our vision is to be the world’s leading community arts organisation, and our strategic plan to 2015 outlines how we will do this – through excellence, global benchmarking and structured scale-up through replication and partnering.
First Power is designed to empower First Nations to gain access to and ownership of renewable energy.
Trust is a key issue in working with Indigenous communities
First Power aims to transform the world’s relationship to energy. Our work harnesses Indigenous wisdom, the power of culture, community ownership, while tackling poverty through meaningful work and business development. Clean energy is a platform for economic transformation. We support communities replacing diesel power with clean power, we co-develop commercial projects that sell back to the grid with communities retaining majority ownership.
Operating from China, with programs throughout Asia, FYSE inspires, connects and accelerates social entrepreneurs and the field that supports them. We envision a world in which social entrepreneurs have the skills, resources and network to significantly address social and environmental challenges. We have 3 objectives:
1.Incubate and Accelerate High-Impact Women Social Entrepreneurs
2.Facilitate a system-wide change for youth by building capacity in social entrepreneurship education
3.Empower and grow a pool to entrepreneurs to address the significant social and environmental challenges in Asia
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