Meet the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 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

Asia Pacific

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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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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

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Sarah Sampaio

Amazônia Agroflorestal

"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.”

Mark your calendars! 

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.

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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