Each year, the Womenomics Business Conference, founded by Above & Beyond, awards three extraordinary women, who are above & beyond in their respective fields, for their unique achievements and contribution to reach gender parity.
The recipients of these three awards are selected from nominations put forward by the Womenomics committee. In early 2019, the Womenomics committee will meet to discuss the candidates for this year’s awards.
The Womenomics Global Impact Award 2018
Academy Award winner & Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Geena Davis is recognized for her tireless advocacy for women and girls. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters and reduce gender stereotyping.
The Womenomics Leadership Award 2018
Sheela Maini Søgaard
CEO and Partner at BIG
During Sheela Maini Søgaard’s time at BIG, the firm has grown tenfold in headcount, expanded its leadership to 12 equity partners and established three international offices located in Copenhagen, London and New York.
The Womenomics Technology Award 2018
Co-founder of Blueye Robotics
Christine Spiten co-founded Blueye Robotics, a company that has developed underwater drones that allow you to explore 150 meters below the ocean’s surface, from a smartphone.
Previous Award Recipients
At the conference hosted at Børsen, Copenhagen, in 2017, HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark accepted The Womenomics Global Impact Award 2017 for her strong commitment to furthering the opportunities for women and girls both in Denmark and abroad. Former Minister and MP, Ida Auken, received The Womenomics Influencer Award 2017 for focusing on digital disruption, as it impacts the future of work, economy and society, as the Founder of the SIRI Commission. Pia Vemmelund, Managing Director at momondo, was awarded The Womenomics Leadership Award 2017 for leading the travel portal through double-digit growth and for inspiring a new generation of female leaders.
Award Recipients 2017
HRH Crown Princess Mary, Founder of The Mary Foundation, Patron for Maternity Worldwide, LOKK, ‘Women Deliver’ Conference and UNFPA, Ida Auken, Former Minister and current member of Parliament, Founder of The SIRI Commission, Pia Vemmelund, Managing Director at Momondo.
Award Recipients 2016
Eva Kruse, President and CEO of Danish Fashion Institute and Copenhagen Fashion Week, Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt, CEO at Georg Jensen, Selina Juul, Founder of The Stop Wasting Food Movement.
Award Recipients 2015
Connie Hedegaard, Former Minister and EU Commissioner, Chairman of The Kann Foundation, Trine Richter, Managing Director, Green Solution House,
Soulaima Gourani, CEO, Tradeconductor.com
Award Recipients 2014
Stine Bosse, full-time board member of several international companies, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Chairman of several boards, Annette Saust Estø, CEO & designer of Fleye.