The Entrepreneur of the Year is Selima Zaouali, founder of Aseptika, wins Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 in Tunisia.
TUNIS – The 6th edition of the Trophies of Women Entrepreneurs of Tunisia took place last Thursday, September 30. It was organized by the Magazine Managers in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, in the presence of the Minister for Women, Imen Zahouani Houimel, the Ambassador of Senegal, Ramatoulaye BA FAYE, and the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea, SUN Nahmkook.
These Trophies aim to promote women’s free initiative and encourage women entrepreneurs to make their projects prosper, develop their network and strengthen the role of women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Entrepreneur of the Year is Selima Zaouali, founder of Aseptika, who was elected by the jury from among the seven winners. The winners of the 6th edition 2021 are:
- Hajer Derouiche, founder of Actifs Précieux, winner of the Innovation Trophy, Star Assurances award
- Samia Ben Abdallah, founder of Awa, winner of the Handicraft Trophy, BK Food prize حكاية زمان
- Hejer Nefzi, founder of Libre Production, winner of the Culture Trophy, ATB prize
- Sonia Ibidhi, founder of Sonya Flowers, winner of the Agribusiness Trophy, Enda Prize
- Khaoula Ben Ahmed, founder of Gewinner, winner of the Technologies Trophy, Huawei Prize
- Chahrazed Remadi, founder of Wantotrip, winner of the Services Trophy, MAE Assurances prize.
Aside from the awards they received from sponsors, the seven winners will benefit from a RedStart Accelerator Acceleration Program. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year will be entitled to specialized training in an activity that she would like to develop from the Euro – Mediterranean Economists Association, partner of the program.
82 entrepreneurs applied to the call for applications and 33 moved on to the pitch phase. The jury, chaired by Habib Karaouli, CEO of CAP Bank, is made up of Alexander Rieper, Project Director-Tunisia & Libya of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Douja Gharbi, Founder and CEO of RedStart, Wafa Makhlouf, Executive Director of Ceed, Insaf Bey , coach, and Sahar Mechri, executive director of Managers.
The ceremony was also an opportunity to reveal the rebranding of the media. The Manager becomes Managers. A change justified by the ambition to become more inclusive and plural, targeting all types of managers, the new generation of entrepreneurs and showing its strong commitment to the gender issue and women empowerment. The paper magazine changes its architecture to focus even more on the person of the manager.
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