#Entrepreneurs — 14.11.2017

One Week Left Before the 2017 BNP Paribas Global Prize for Women Entrepreneurs

The ceremony for the "BNP Paribas Global Prize for Women Entrepreneurs" will take place on Thursday, November 21 in Rome.

This brand new award is the first global recognition for the exceptional achievements of a woman entrepreneur. It is organized in partnership with FCEM, the global network for women entrepreneurs covering more than 120 countries.

Aiming to inspire women entrepreneurs from all around the world, especially the youngest ones, this prize rewards:

  • Economic Performance with exceptional growth over the years
  • Positive impact on society
  • Capacity to constantly innovate
  • Personal commitment to promote entrepreneurship

The name of the laureate will be disclosed the 21th of November, during the 65th FCEM Annual Congress in Rome.


"The final Jury gathered members from Europe, Asia and the US, half from the FCEM Newtork, and half from BNP Paribas Wealth Management. We had a very lively conversation to choose our laureate amongst the 22 shortlisted candidates. I will be very proud to give this award next Tuesday on behalf of the Jury."

Sofia Merlo,

Co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management