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Mabel Torres - BIOINNOVA

Microbiologist Mabel Torres grew up in one of Colombia’s poorest regions and returned to combine science and entrepreneurship and launch a growing ecosystem of economically and environmentally successful businesses.

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Wala Kasmi - YouthDecides

Wala Kasmi has helped open the political system for young Tunisians. She is also enabling them to turn their skills as digital natives into jobs and prosperity. Both strengthen democracy in Tunisia—rare in the region—and lessen radicalization.

Announcing the Final Winners of Challenging Norms, Powering Economies

Arlington, VA -- Ashoka, Open Society Foundations and UN Women are very pleased to announce the four women’s organizations from Africa that have won the grand prize of the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies initiative in recognition of their work to challenge gender norms and achieve women’s economic empowerment. The winners will travel to New York City from Ghana, Kenya and South Africa for a celebratory event at UN Women on 6 December 2018, where they will present their experiences and solutions and participate in a roundtable discussion followed by a reception.