Women’s Forum Speaker Joséphine Goube wins 2017 Margaret Prize for Women Digital Entrepreneurs


Joséphine Goube, who has been a featured speaker at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, has been awarded the 2017 Margaret Prize for Women Digital Entrepreneurs. The Margaret Prize is named for American computer scientist Margaret Heafield Hamilton who, as Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. Along with other female engineers Margaret Hamilton challenged the male dominated technology field of her time, paving the way for women to enter STEM fields. The recipients of the annual Margaret Prize are inspiring women who are committed to creating a better world through digital technologies.


Joséphine Goube, CEO de Techfugees, led a panel discussion examining “Why are refugees only bad news today?” at the 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville France. She has also been named as a leading social entrepreneur under the age of 30 by Forbes in 2016 and 2017.


Techfugees, an international non-profit group,, organises conferences and hackathons around the world; curates a database of innovative projects; and works with a global network to support the creation of tech innovation for refugees and NGOs. For more information: