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PAST WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY Gender Equality

2018 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

doctHERs

The exclusion of women in the workforce in both developing countries and mature markets has resulted in not only a massive loss of human potential but also loss of human life - especially in countries (including the US) where millions of people continue to lack access to quality, affordable healthcare. doctHERs reintegrates female healthcare providers (HCPs) who have been excluded from the workforce by using a digital health platform that connects remotely-located female doctors (who work from home) to health consumers in need via trusted intermediaries such as tablet-equipped nurse/midwife-assisted video-consultation (telemedicine). doctHERs is unique in that it uses a digital health platform to match the underutilized capacity of female doctors (who would otherwise be excluded from the workforce) to the unmet needs of health consumers in emerging markets - it addresses two market failures in a single platform-based model. To date doctHERs has impacted over 100,000 women, while reintegrating over 500 healthcare professionals into the health workforce.
2019 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

Maternova

Maternova are facilitating access to life-saving innovation in newborn, obstetrics and reproductive health, by educating, marketing, distributing and evaluating such products to private hospitals, governments, Ministries of Health, NGOs and healthcare professionals around the world. A share of their profits goes into midwifery training schools in the lowest resource countries of the world. Their non-profit sister entity, Maternova Research, oversees research and training initiatives.
2011 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

Maternova

Maternova is a web-based innovation portal: one part long-range media company covering innovations focused on saving lives in childbirth, one part marketplace for lifesaving ideas and tools.
2012 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

Safe World for Women

A five-year-old UK-based NGO that works with grassroots groups around the world to promote women’s economic empowerment through training and access to finance for small business. Its website includes dozens of stories and interviews about international women’s rights and issues, including recent pieces about reproductive health in Indonesia and the challenges faced by women candidates running for office in Kenya.
2013 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

We Care Solar

This Berkeley, CA based nonprofit, founded in 2009, delivers solar electricity kits to off-the-grid maternity clinics and hospitals to power lighting and medical equipment, saving the lives of many mothers and babies who would otherwise be delivered in the dark. It also serves hospitals and clinics with unreliable electricity.
2014 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

The Gender Equality Principles Initiative

The Gender Equality Principles Initiative is a public-private collaborative formed by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Calvert, and Verité. In 2008, these three partners drafted the Gender Equality Principles. The Gender Equality Principles offer practical standards to which companies can aspire, and a measure against which they can assess their progress on fundamental issues of gender equality. The Initiative has developed several tools to help encourage the use and implementation of its comprehensive principles, including: a web-based assessment to help companies understand their policies' strengths and weaknesses in terms of gender-responsiveness, a resource database, and, most recently, the Gender Equality Challenge. All of the Initiative's materials and tools have been created with direct input from a range of companies, non-governmental organizations, and experts in gender, human rights, labour, employment, and legal issues to ensure that they are operationally relevant and can be used effectively and extensively.
2015 - Gender Equality - Category Winner

Akili Dada

Akili Dada is an award-winning leadership incubator investing in girls and young women from underprivileged backgrounds who have a passion for social change

Gender Equality

Gender equality is a precondition to overcoming starvation, poverty and epidemics.

Khalid Malik, Civil Servant
Entire societies develop for the better when women are enabled to be fully contributing community members. Strides in gender equality lead to strides against all forms of discrimination. This category covers programming and initiatives designed to improve the overall state of women, provide them with more opportunities, and defend their right to equal treatment alongside men.

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Andreyana Ivanova Diversity Adviser, London Borough of Havering

She is currently working as a Diversity Advisor at the London Borough of Havering. Andreyana's academic background is Politics. Throughout the years Andreyana has not only developed in-depth E&D expertise, but has also acquired extensive experience in public policy, service development and...
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Ann Cotton Executive Director, CAMFED International

Its advocacy of girls’ education and child protection is ensuring that the voices of rural girls and women are heard at the highest level. Ann has won numerous awards for her work including an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Cambridge University, an OBE from the Queen and the Skoll and Schwab...
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Brooke Axtell Founder + Director

Brooke Axtell is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking. Her work as a human rights activist led her to speak at The 2015 Grammy Awards, The United Nations and the U.S. Institute for Peace. She is a member of the...
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Davia B. Temin President and CEO, Temin and Company Incorporated

As President and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy she founded in 1997, she leads their practice focused on international crisis, reputation, and risk management, with a specialty in cybersecurity crisis management, preparation, and recovery. She serves as the spokesperson...
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Dorian Baroni President, Dorian Baroni

Her business experience has spanned a variety of industries - investment banking, global energy, consumer goods and art retail - and a number of countries - UK, US, Venezuela, Italy, Belgium. As an executive coach Dorian works independently with individual clients and for the Yale School of...
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Dorothea Ernst Innovation Architect

Since 2012 Dorothea is an independent trainer, advisor and author with special focus on self-, team- and organizational empowerment in service Sustainable Development. She believes in the TWIN-Path of leadership, that suggests that individual's impact in the world is accelerating once their inner...
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Erin Helfart Assistant Editor, Crosscut

She speaks globally on issues of Gender and Justice, and Women-led Economic Growth. Erin’s advocacy played an integral role in the formation of the US Dept. of Justice “Vision 21” Program, which identifies previously undefined victim populations, and aims for a more inclusive victim response...
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