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PRESS RELEASE | Women of Europe Awards 2021: Shortlisted Candidates & Jury Announced

[Brussels, 05 November 2021] The European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby are proud to announce the jury and shortlisted nominees of the 6th annual Women of Europe Awards 2021, taking place 1 December 2021, 16:00-17:00 CET. The ceremony will be produced and streamed online with the cooperation of Euronews, our media partner, and can be viewed live here.

This year’s distinguished jury consists of female leaders from all walks of life across Europe, including

  • Eva Maydell MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, President of the European Movement International
  • Réka Sáfrány, President of European Women’s Lobby
  • Maria Atanasova, Volunteer & Advocate for Integration of Roma Youth; winner of the Woman in Youth Activism award in 2020
  • Elizabeth Adams, on behalf of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, which won the Women in Action award in 2020
  • Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
  • Sylwia Spurek MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Director General of the Commission’s DG Communications, European Commission
  • Federica Mogherini, Rector, College of Europe
  • Asha Allen, Advocacy Director of the Centre for Democracy & Technology Europe
  • Pirkko Mahlamaki, Secretary General of the Finnish Disability Forum

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The incredible shortlisted candidates for the Women of Europe Awards 2021 are:

CATEGORY: Woman in Power

Showing extraordinary political leadership in Europe

Kauthar Bouchallikht, Dutch Politician and Climate Activist
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Silvia Costa, Extraordinary Commissioner of the Italian Government

CATEGORY: Woman in Action

Undertaking extraordinary actions at grassroots level in Europe

Jenny Rasche, Founder and Chairwoman of the Association “Kinderhilfe Für Siebenbürgen E.V.”
Ineta Ziemele, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union
Gina Miller, Activist and Anti-Brexit Campaigner

CATEGORY: Woman in Business

Advancing European integration with entrepreneurial spirit

Dr Özlem Türeci, Physician, Immunologist, Lecturer and Entrepreneur
Anne Nègre, Lawyer on Behalf of UWE
Tijen Onaran, CEO & Founder of GDW Global Digital Women

CATEGORY: Woman in Youth Activism

For women aged 15 to 30 strengthening the voice of young women in Europe

Greta Thunberg, Swedish Climate Change Activist
Zorana Milovanovic, Project Manager at Evropski Pokret U Srbiji
Zahra Karimy, Activist for Women’s and Children’s Rights

About the Women of Europe Awards

The Women of Europe Awards are handed out annually to honour and celebrate women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. In Europe, the role of women remains largely unrecognised and still needs to be supported, highlighted and increasingly recognised. As such, the awards showcase vital contributions of women and seek to increase women’s presence and involvement in shaping Europe and its future.

Press contact
Inès Ayyadi - Events and Project Officer, European Movement International
Adriana Paradiso - Media and Communications Coordinator, European Women’s Lobby

For more information about the Women of Europe Awards 2021, please click here.

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