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Meet the 2013 Rising Talents!

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10.10.2013 by Women's Forum

The Rising Talents Initiative aims to distinguish highly talented young women under the age of 40 who are on their way to becoming influential figures in our economies and societies. This initiative is a commitment to promote women leaders and bring the vision of rising generations to the Forum.


This year, 16 young women have been invited to join the Rising Talents network — which now includes more than 125 members and offers networking opportunities year-round — and to attend the 2013 Women’s Forum Global Meeting. They work in business, in community and humanitarian associations, in science, politics and the arts, and all have demonstrated real capacity to carry through ambitious projects in both their personal and professional lives.


The 2013 Rising Talents are:

 Rising Talents Selection 2013

      Selene Biffi, 31, Italian, Founder and Executive Director, Plain Ink

      Panmela Castro, 32, Brazilian, Graffiti Artist and President of Nami Rede Feminista de Arte Urbana

      Helen Bowyer, 30, English, Emerging Technology Service Manager, IBM

      Mary Fitzgerald, 37, Irish, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times

      Alessandra França, 27, Brazilian, Founder and President, Banco Perola Microcrédito

      Maelle Gavet, 35, French (based in Russia), Chief Executive Officer, OZON Holdings

      Burcu Geris, 35, Turkish, Chief Financial Officer, TAV Airports Holding

      Dr. Amy Jadesimi, 38, Nigerian, Managing Director, LADOL Integrated Logistics Free Zone Enterprise

      Mariéme Jamme, 39, French/Senegalese/British (based in UK), Chief Executive Officer, Spotone Global Solutions

      Marie Lora-Mungai, 32, French (based in Kenya and USA), Founder and CEO, Buni Media and Buni TV

      Emilie Luc-Duc, 33, French, Creative Director

      Cut Noosy Keumalafajri, 35, Indonesian, Vice President, Service Partnership Management, XL Axiata

      Luisa Ribeiro, 31, Brazilian, CEO, Papaya Ventures

      Daniela de Rogatis, 38, Brazilian, Founder and President, Rogatis Family e Cia da Educacao

      Mariana Tolovi, 39, Brazilian, Regional Strategic Marketing Director, Ethicon Surgical Care – Johnson & Johnson

      Xu Ge Fei, 34, Chinese (based in France), Founder & CEO, Les Editions Fei, Fei Productions, Beijing OCS co., Ltd.


Download the profiles of the 2013 Rising Talents.