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Women Empowerment Award 2024: We have our winners!

Meet our winners




We are thrilled to announce our 15 remarkable winners for the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award, representing the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa regions.



In collaboration with the Impact Hub Network, 15 remarkable winners have been selected from a pool of 2,276 applicants from 3 regions (Latin America, Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific) in this year’s evaluation process. 

Following the conclusion of all 10 pitches in the online Pitching Day, the jury deliberated and selected the 5 awardees from each region. These 15 outstanding awardees represent a diverse range of women-led enterprises tackling pressing challenges in the areas of health, nutrition, and related climate solutions. Let’s take a look at the remarkable women and their enterprises:



Africa & Middle East Winners:


  • Deborah Kemi Adedigba (Kemi the Changemaker) | Health4Moni
  • Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson | Healthtracka
  • Blandine Umuziranenge | Kosmotive
  • Joyce Kamande | Safi Organics Ltd
  • Joan Nalubega | Uganics Repellents Ltd


Asia Pacific Finalists: 


  • Astrid Paramita | FoodCycle Farm
  • Aya Fernandez | Eco-Uling by Project Lily Inc.
  • Athalia Mutiara Laksmi | Hear Me
  • Maria Wilvenna Anora | AtoANI Agriventures Inc.
  • Moh Suthasiny | Happy Ground


Latin America Finalists:


  • Johanna Cordovez | Tirando x Colombia
  • Valentina Rios | Docokids
  • Sarah Sampaio | Amazônia Agroflorestal
  • Gabriela Rojas | SinReglas
  • Mayara Haddad Borges | Prorede3 Intermediação de Doações LTDA





"I am thrilled and honored to accept the Women Empowerment Award by Bayer Foundation for the Asia Pacific region. It is truly heartwarming to know that our efforts have been recognised and appreciated. I am grateful for the opportunity to be one of the five winners, and I am committed to continuing our positive impact in the region. The support from the Bayer Foundation means a great deal to me and my company."

Athalia Mutiara, Hear Me





Exciting journey ahead!



These winners will embark on a transformative 6-month Accelerator Programme, supported by a €25,000 cash prize, personalised mentorship, and a sponsored trip to the award ceremony in Berlin on the first week of June. They will also gain access to extensive networks, including the Impact Hub Network.




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