Third edition of the BNP PARIBAS GLOBAL PRIZE FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: Discover the Jury!
The laureate of the third ‘BNP Paribas Global Prize for Women Entrepreneurs’ will be disclosed in Lima, Peru at the 67th FCEM Women World Congress in November 2019.
In 2017, BNP Paribas Wealth Management launched the first-ever "BNP Paribas Global Prize for Women Entrepreneurs", in partnership with FCEM.
Past winners were recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements based on four criteria: economic performance, positive impact on society, disruptive innovation and personal commitment:
2017 in Rome: Dr Laura Melis, healthcare entrepreneur from Italy
2018 in New York: Ms. Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melixis from Belgium
The new 2019 edition is now open and the international Prize will be given to a new laureate at Lima, Peru in November 2019 @67th FCEM Annual Congress with this year’s topic "Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs Facing Sustainable Development Goals”.
The laureate is chosen amongst candidates from 5 continents and awarded for her great achievements in terms of business growth, positive impact, disruptive innovation and personal commitment supporting entrepreneurship mindset.
To give relevance to such an ambitious award, an international Jury includes participants from Europe, Asia and the USA, half from the FCEM Network, and half from BNP Paribas.
Connect with our 2019 jury!
Head of Business Development and Philanthropy of BNP Paribas Fortis Wealth Management (Belgium)
Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management at BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas (Italy)
This award is one of the highlights of BNP Paribas Wealth Management strategy aiming to understand, serve and celebrate international women entrepreneurs, especially showcasing great model roles whose passion will certainly inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
FCEM is the pioneer association uniting women business owners from the world over. Founded in France in 1945 by Yvonne Foinant, and months before the United Nations, the association quickly spread into other European countries and the 5 continents. FCEM brings together in solidarity and friendship like-minded women who share a common interest: that of entrepreneurship. Today the FCEM network includes over 120 different countries and 5 million members from the 5 continents. And FCEM membership is growing, with new requests for membership each year.