Olga Dubey
Olga Dubey
Switzerland
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2019
Olga Dubey
Olga Dubey
Switzerland
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2019

Olga Dubey est PDG d'AgroSustain, une entreprise fondée en 2018 qui vise à prévenir le développement de maladies fongiques et à réduire les déchets alimentaires (fruits et légumes). Ces solutions fongicides sont basées sur la thèse de doctorat brevetée d'Olga Dubey.

Cette jeune entrepreneure de 28 ans est titulaire d'une maîtrise en génétique et d'un doctorat en « Plant Biochemistry ». Olga voulait trouver une solution contre la propagation des moisissures qui ne nécessitait pas de traitement fongicide chimique. Elle a ainsi développé une gamme d’antifongiques végétaux, qui sont en cours de commercialisation par AgroSustain. Son entreprise a été sélectionnée dans le TOP 50 des startups suisses dans lesquelles investir en 2019 et dans le TOP 5 d’après Watson.ch. Cette année, Olga a aussi été sélectionnée par Forbes « 30 under 30 » dans la catégorie science et santé en Europe.

Monika Walser
Monika Walser
Switzerland
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2019
Monika Walser
Monika Walser
Switzerland
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2019

Monika Walser est PDG et co-propriétaire de l’entreprise de Sede AG depuis le 2 avril 2014. Originaire d'Argovie, Monika Walser a commencé sa formation en 1982 en tant que couturière dans le domaine exigeant de la haute couture. Sa formation a été enrichie par un diplôme d'enseignement à Baldegg, Lucerne. Elle est titulaire de plusieurs Masters tels que « Science in Rhetoric & Technical Communication », « Executive Master in Management Communication & Leadership », « Executive Master specialised in Telecommunications & Change Management » ainsi que « Executive Master of Business Adiministration in Leadership and Ethics ».

Elle a débuté sa carrière en tant que propriétaire et directrice générale chez Cassiopeia Trend AG en 1994. De 2000 à 2004, Monika Walser a occupé le poste de responsable de la communication chez diAx, entreprise de télécommunications nouvellement créée, et après sa vente chez TDC Switzerland AG/Sunrise. De 2005 à 2009, elle a occupé les postes de CCO, de responsable des ressources humaines, ainsi que de directeur général adjoint d'Etrans AG. Elle a également fondé Swissgrid AG qui a intégré les actifs d'Etrans AG. Au cours de cette période, elle a été désignée à l’UCTE (Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity, en Europe à Bruxelles) en tant que chargée de la communication et des questions politiques.

C'est à partir de ces projets qu'elle a fondé Waega-Group AG à Zurich en 2009 avec deux autres partenaires. Cette société est notamment mandatée par l’assurance maladie Sanitas, Orior AG ou du zoo de Zurich. De 2009 à mars 2014, Monika Walser a été PDG du fabricant suisse de sacs et accessoires Freitag lab AG. Depuis janvier 2016, elle est PDG et déléguée du conseil d'administration de de Ligno AG.

Aukje Kuypers
Aukje Kuypers
Netherlands
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018
Bonnie Chan Woo
Bonnie Chan Woo
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018
Stephanie Alys
Stephanie Alys
United Kingdom
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2018
Amanda Nevill
Amanda Nevill
United Kingdom
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award 2018
Liv Garfield
Liv Garfield
United Kingdom
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018
Tamako Mitarai
Tamako Mitarai
Japan
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2018
Yuko Hasegawa
Yuko Hasegawa
Japan
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018
Kiely Maclean
Kiely Maclean
Canada
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2018
Kiely Maclean
Kiely Maclean
Canada
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2018

Kiely Maclean is the Co-Founder and President of RJ Maclean.  RJ Maclean is one of four start-up businesses in the RJ Group of Companies creating innovation in the oil and gas sector through improvements to safety and the development of patented equipment to create efficiencies and reduce environmental impact.  Kiely is also currently President and initiator of the RJ Group of Companies.   The mandate of the RJ Group of Companies is to provide foundational resources, through the strength of the group, that would otherwise not be available to emerging businesses.

The RJ method requires that stakeholders reassess not only traditional oilfield service processes, but industry methods as a whole.  In energy, there is significant focus on improving working conditions and environmental consciousness. The group has demonstrated that the environmental impacts in the Energy Sector can be reduced, while improving the client’s bottom line.  RJ Group is, by design, an industry disruptor; as it challenges other industry players to adopt innovative practises that achieve similar results in changing the status quo. 

Kiely has a Business Degree from Acadia University, an International Business Diploma from ICN in France, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management.  She is the recipient of the Young Women in Energy Award, recognized as top 35 under 35 and profiled in Alberta Oil Magazine.  The RJ Group was recognized as one of the top 25 innovators of the year in Alberta Oil and Alberta Venture Magazine.  Kiely was also a previous finalist for the Veuve Clicquot Women in Business Awards in 2016, she has spoken at the Global Petroleum Club and is a member of the MacKay CEO forum.  Volunteering as a mentor for the organization Futurepreneurship, Kiely helps young entrepreneurs develop start-up businesses.  Kiely is passionate about innovation in business, promoting women in the field and leadership.

Claudia Sjoberg
Claudia Sjoberg
Canada
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018
Claudia Sjoberg
Claudia Sjoberg
Canada
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2018

Claudia Sjoberg is the Founder and President of Pedalheads Bike Swim and Sport Programs. Pedalheads provides children aged 2-15 with life skills that develop confidence, independence and a love for activity. Since 1986, more than 350,000 children have participated in Pedalheads programs including 55,000 in 2018. With 100 locations in eleven Canadian and US cities, Pedalheads had over $14 million in revenue in 2018, with 35 full time and 1500 part-time employees. The Company provides young people not only with employment, training and mentorship, but also with the opportunity to develop teaching and coaching skills that impact children’s lives.

Claudia is particularly proud of Pedalheads’ robust giving back program. Everyone in the company including the camp participants participates in “helping” initiatives. Last year the company donated $53,000 to nine neighbourhood houses in Canada and the US as well as provided new bikes, locks, helmets and bike training for over 120 children in need. Pedalheads donated camp gift certificates to 300 community groups and led countless safety presentations and bike rodeos in schools and pre-schools across the regions.

Personally, Claudia has been a lifelong community volunteer and leader. She currently sits on the Board of the Vancouver Fringe Festival and the Board of Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. She is a Mentor through the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and this year was a key-note speaker at their E-series program.

Many years after her UBC undergrad days, Claudia completed her MBA in Management Consulting at Royal Roads University in 2015. She is currently leading her team through a growth strategy across North America, and enjoys the excitement of diving into new cities to discover potential Pedalheads locations.

In 2017, Claudia was the winner of the RBC Women of Influence Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in the Trailblazer Category. She is also a 2018 finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Shanty Baehrel
Shanty Baehrel
France
Shanty Biscuits
Shanty Baehrel
Shanty Baehrel
France
Shanty Biscuits

Shanty Baehrel is founder of the eponymous Shanty Biscuits, a brand that makes and sells customized biscuits online.

Baccalaureate in hand, Shanty Baehrel started her career in a company specialized in high-tech backlighting for aeronautics. Over the course of three years, she learned how small productions work, from stock and delivery management to quality control and methods.

Shanty had the idea for biscuits with messages in 2013, thanks to a biscuit stamp she received for her 24th birthday. She began by hand-making biscuits for fun in her apartment and selling them on her website. She took only direct orders and, with no middleman, was profitable from day one.

She joined the incubator The Family to accompany her growth, and in 2016 she set up her production workshop outside of Aix-en-Provence, where she lives. Word of mouth and the biscuits’ Instagram virality have allowed her to triple her revenue each year in an organic way.

In 2017 the company had a revenue of €520,000 euros and sold more than 1 million biscuits. Today, Shanty Biscuits employs ten people full-time.

Once again, the production workshop became too small to support the company’s growth. In October 2018, Shanty Biscuits moved to a new 820m² facility featuring new machines that will allow it to create new offers. Shanty Biscuits plans to open a Paris boutique in 2019.

Nathalie Balla
Nathalie Balla
France
La Redoute
Nathalie Balla
Nathalie Balla
France
La Redoute

Nathalie Balla has been co-President of La Redoute and Relais Colis since June 2014. She had previously been named CEO in August 2009.

La Redoute is one of the French leaders in e-commerce. Believed to be on its last legs in 2014, La Redoute successfully transformed itself by refocusing on four product categories (women’s and children’s ready-to-wear, household linens and home decoration) and its internal know-how in style and design; building a new, fully-automated warehouse; stopping the large paper catalogue; and downsizing by half in France, all while remobilizing employees around the recovery project and the opening of La Redoute’s capital to all employees.

In 2017, La Redoute counted nearly 2,000 employees and a revenue of €750 million euros, of which a quarter was international.

Nathalie Balla received her doctorate in economics and finance from ESCP-EAP Paris. She started her career in 1989 as an auditor at Price Waterhouse Switzerland, during which time she completed her thesis at the University of Saint Gall.

In 1992 she joined the Karstadt Quelle Group as part of the Madeleine brand, of which she became Managing Director Switzerland and Austria from 1996 to 1998. She then joined Quelle Versand in Switzerland as Managing Director from 1998 to 2001, followed by Quelle and Neckermann AG in Germany as a member of the Executive Committee in charge of the international scope from 2001 to 2005. At the end of 2005, she became Managing Director of Robert Klingel Europe, Germany’s fourth company in distance selling.

Nathalie Balla is also Vice President of Fevad (Fédération du e-commerce et de la vente à distance) and UPECAD (Union Professionnelle des Entreprises du Commerce à Distance).

Mikaela Jade
Mikaela Jade
Australia
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2018
Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan
Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan
France
Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2017