Acolad joins GEF Startup 2021 to celebrate women entrepreneurs for the 3rd year
The 7th edition of GEF Startup 2021 took place last 12 and 13th of June, and Acolad joined this event as an official sponsor and member of the jury.
The GEF Startup is part of several initiatives led by Grandes Ecoles au Féminin (GEF) to celebrate and help women strive in their careers. Grandes Ecoles au Féminin is a professional network for women created in 2002 and also a think tank which conducts studies on parity, gender diversity and the place of women in economic life. Increasing of women’s access to positions of responsibility and promoting gender diversity at all levels of economic and social life are the two main missions of this network.
“Participating for the third year in this event is an important opportunity for us to make a difference and take action towards diversity and entrepreneurship, two very important values for the group. We need to raise awareness for these matters, as a company and as individuals.” -Ludivine Thomas, Head of Corporate Communications & Content for the Acolad group, part of the jury in this year’s edition.
Dedicated to innovation and impact, this two-day event helped project careers of all types by recreating the startup ecosystem. The participants immersed themselves in the world of start-ups, from their idea to the creation of the business model and finally the pitch to the jury at the end of the weekend.
The GEF Startup 2021 winners:
- DereChef de Sophie Peccoux
- Psycare de Laurene Debesse
- MenoRebelle de Ariane Pardé
- Prix Impact: Superfoodkids de Geraldine O'Neill
- Prix coup de cœur: Golden Girls de Hélène Kahina Gherbi
We would like to congratulate all the participants, the winners of the different categories and all the volunteers that helped organize this event, showing how important women entrepreneurship is to so many. Acolad sponsored the "Impact" award which was granted to the project "Superfoodkids" led by Géraldine O'Neill.