Women of Europe Awards

Women of Europe Awards

29. 11. 2017

The Women of Europe Awards are handed out annually to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. The role of women in the European project remains largely unrecognised, and the awards highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.

The 2017 Women of Europe Awards will be handed out on 29 November 2017 in Brussels. It will feature four categories:

  • Woman in Power – showing extraordinary political leadership in Europe
  • Woman in Action – undertaking extraordinary actions at grassroots level in Europe
  • Woman in Business – advancing European integration with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Woman in Youth Activism – for women aged 15 to 30 strengthening the voice of young women in Europe

Czech Women’s Lobby nominated three candidates for the above categories.

Jana Smiggels Kavková for Woman in Power, Director of Forum 50 % and Chairwoman of Czech Women’s Lobby

Gail Whitmore for Woman in Action, Founder of Hollaback!/Ozvi se!, Director of VDay Praha and co-founder of One Billion Rising Praha.

Johanna Nejedlová for Woman in Youth Activism, Co-founder of Konsent and platform of "Když to nechce, tak to nechce" (If she doesn't want to, she doesn't want to).

For more information about Czech candidates see the attachament.