Meet the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award Finalists

We are thrilled to announce our 30 exceptional finalists for the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award, representing the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East regions.

In collaboration with the Impact Hub Network, our teams launched a widespread call for applications, receiving an overwhelming response of 2,276 submissions from 3 regions (Latin America, Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific).

This surge in applications for the 2024 edition underscores the incredible desire among women-led enterprises to create tangible impacts within their communities and beyond. Diverse in their approaches, these finalists are tackling pressing issues in areas such as health, nutrition, and climate solutions. Let’s take a glimpse at the remarkable women and their enterprises:

Africa & Middle East

Asia Pacific

Picture of Astrid Paramita

Astrid Paramita

FoodCycle Farm

Picture of Athalia Mutiara Laksmi

Athalia Mutiara Laksmi

Hear Me (PT Inovasi Disabilitas Indonesia)

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Aya Fernandez

Eco-Uling by Project Lily Inc.

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Elisa Yoshigoe

DoctorTool (PT Medifa Infoyasa Suryantara)

Picture of Maqbulatin Nuha

Maqbulatin Nuha

Berikan Protein Initiative

Picture of Maria Wilvenna Anora

Maria Wilvenna Anora

AtoANI Agriventures Inc.

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Moh Suthasiny

Happy Ground

Latin America

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Johanna Cordovez

Tirando x Colombia

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Mayara Haddad Borges

Prorede3 Intermediação de Doações LTDA

Picture of Sarah Sampaio

Sarah Sampaio

Amazônia Agroflorestal

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Liliana Acuña

Fundación Potabilis

"We would like to thank all the women entrepreneurs applying to our award programme in 2024. The high application numbers show the need for impact entrepreneurship programmes dedicated specifically to women. We’re looking forward to working together with our finalists and winners!”

Mark your calendars! 

We’ll be announcing the 15 winners in early May. These winners will embark on a transformative 6-month Accelerator Programme, supported by a €25,000 cash prize, personalized 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.

About Impact Hub

Impact Hub Network leads the charge in ecosystem-building for impact-driven entrepreneurs. Through a range of initiatives including mentorship, events & programming, workshops, and more, they enable individuals to build better businesses, devise impactful solutions, and envision a brighter future. With a commitment to local engagement and global collaboration, Impact Hub Network bridges geographical boundaries to support entrepreneurs in transforming their ideas into action, scaling their enterprises, and amplifying their societal impact.

About Bayer Foundation

Bayer Foundation catalyses advances in science and social innovation for a world with “Health for all” and “Hunger for none”. In the area of social innovation, Bayer Foundation supports social enterprises in the area of health, nutrition and environment, with financial and non-financial support to build sustainable business models, empower women entrepreneurs, foster collaborations across sectors and explore blended finance models.

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