Filed under: Sustainability in France | Tags: CSR, Socially responsible business, women entrepreneurs
To underline the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility ánd to encourage female entrepreneurship the European Professional Womens Network has launched the Prize ‘Prix Entrepreneure Responsible 2011’ .
Three finalists have been selected : All inspiring women entrepreneurs that demonstrate a clear vision, sound business strategy and an explicit social and/or environmental engagement :
INGRID LEYRET, who has launched a new e-commerce service that meets the needs of people suffering or having suffered from a cancer. Information, products and services such as sjawls, wigs, bio-make-up contribute to an improvement of the quality of life of this special target group: Comptoir de Vie.
FLORENCE HALLOUIN has developed new diaper system that is much more environmental friendly and ergonomical advanced than the fully disposable systems on the market : modern and colourful underwear that is comfortable to wear, easy to change and to clean and yet available in France : The Hamac system.
VALÉRIE DELESALLE. Valérie offers an end-to-end service ‘Versoo’ : a service addressed to companies and public bodies of collection, transportation and recycling of of plastic cups. Valérie has optimised all operational processes in order to create the lowest environmental impact and has hired handicapped workers.
More information on the finalists here.
The event ‘AND THE WINNER IS..” will be organised on Thursday the 31st of March 2011 . On this evening, the prize finalist will be presented and a round table (French speaking) will be organised on Women Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility . The French cabatiere Blandine Métayer will cheer up discussions with a shortened version of her show ‘Je Suis Top’ . The event is open for everyone : men & women – EuropeanPWN members and non-members (40 euro). More information and registration possibility can be found here.
Update 1st of April 2011 : The Winner is Valérie Delesalle. Valérie has demonstrated a clear business vision and good arguments that illustrate her social and environmental engagement. Valérie will benefit from the competences of a ‘Dreamteam’ of commercial specialists that help her finetuning her business plan, a ‘CrashTest’ at the club of investors ‘Femmes Business Angels’ and a year free membership of the EuropeanPWN to grow her prospects network.
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