We are delighted to share with you the winners of our Women in Cocoa & Chocolate Network (WINCC) Gender and Talent Awards 2021. Many of you have voted in these special awards in November, and now it is time for the big reveal!
How often do you meet an inspiring woman in your professional environment, one who is really setting an example in the industry to achieve impact in the value chain, or strives for women empowerment? If your answer is ‘often’, then you are lucky: cherish and celebrate them.
If this hasn’t often been the case in your experience so far and it was a challenge to think of examples of such women, then we’ve got something for you. Let’s bring these women forward into the spotlight and celebrate their talents!
The function of role models has proven to be very important in empowering young women, and their visibility is crucial. Therefore, the Women in Cocoa & Chocolate Network (WINCC) has created the WINCC Gender & Talent Awards, in which we invite you to nominate and celebrate the talents of women you appreciate in our industry.
WINCC Gender & Talent Awards 2021
In the run-up to and during the World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting in November, many of you have voted for the WINCC Gender and Talent Awards 2021. Thank you again for helping us in drawing attention to these talented people!
After counting the many votes we found there was a clear majority for two women to be selected respectively as ‘Young Female Talent’ and ‘Gender Ambassador’ in the cocoa and chocolate sector. Meanwhile, we would of course also like to acknowledge the many women and men who were proposed as nominees.
Today we are happy to announce the two winners: