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TIAW is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards.

This year nominations were received from 56 different countries and provided a vivid look at the inspiring work that women - and men - around the world are doing to support the economic empowerment of women. The recipients cover a wide range of activities on six continents and we are proud to be able to recognize the vital work that they do, often with few resources and many obstacles.

TIAW will be presenting the awards on October 18, 2019 during a special dinner at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia in Sydney, Australia as part of the TIAW - Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) Forum (October 17 - 18, 2019).

Registration: https://events.humanitix.com.au/women-making-a-world-of-difference.

Congratulations to all the recipients who are making all the difference in the world!


  • Beatrice Aienobe - Nigeria
  • Kamal Basra - Canada
  • Zefora Bosongan - Philippines
  • Tamnjong Bunyui - Cameroon
  • Cynthia C. Moses - Kenya
  • Bonnie Fatio - Switzerland
  • LaTasha Jackson-McDougle - US
  • Sandra Malagon - Mexico
  • Katherine Milling - Zambia
  • Anuradha Naik - India
  • Prof. Diane Nambatya Nsbuga - Uganda
  • Jane Opolot - Uganda
  • Eila Petty - UK
  • Tina Tehranchain - Canada 


  • Fahima Al Bastaki - UAE
  • Suaad Al Shamsi - UAE
  • Manal Alansari - UAE
  • Manon DeFelice - US
  • Veronique Goy Veehuys - Switzerland
  • Sharron Gunn - UK


  • Salima Begum - Pakistan
  • Mariana Costa - Peru
  • Tessy De Nassau - Luxembourg
  • Marie Lou Papazian - Armenia
  • Melanie White - US
  • Tiffany Brar - India


  • Olutosin Adebowale - Nigeria
  • Sara Al Madani - UAE
  • Zamiko Cuellar - US
  • Jane Horan - Singapore
  • Michelle Ivy - US
  • Judith Karia - Tanzania
  • Lynette Mayne - Australia
  • Maria Elena Ospina Torres - Colombia
  • Andrea Plawutsky - Australia


  • Yuliya Malkova - Belarus
  • Kubiat Akpan - Nigeria
  • Comfort Attah - Nigeria
  • Catherine Boivie - Canada
  • Sally Hetherington - Australia
  • Nancy Hughes - US
  • Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal - Pakistan
  • Gretchen Louise Kuhner - Mexico
  • Rosa Ilena La Rosa Orama - Venezuela
  • Nandini Tanya Lallmon - Mauritius
  • Joy Lange - South Africa
  • Ching-Mei Maddock - Australia
  • Mercedes Marsal - Argentina
  • Barbara Monachesi - Nepal
  • Christella Nduwimana - Burundi
  • Alphonsine Nzuva - Australia
  • Meera Shenoy - India
  • Leonor Stjepic - UK
  • Aline Wong - Mauritius

Public Service/Government

  • Reem Alfrayan - Saudia Arabia
  • Fiza Farhan - Pakistan
  • Marilyn Quagliotti - US
  • Amanda Shatzko - Canada

Young Women Leaders

  • Mandy Stein - US

Champions for Women's Economic Empowerment

For some time, TIAW has recognized men as champions for outstanding individual contribution and effort to organizations, and achievements in the corporate world, which support the economic empowerment of women.

  • Saeed Al Khabaz - KSA
  • Awen Delaval - Cambodia
  • Danish Khan - Pakistan
  • Cosmas Rongoti - Zimbabwe
  • Damon Taylor - Mexico
  • Cameron Thomas-Shah - US

Corporative Initiatives for Women's Economic Empowerment

  • Diana Abruzzi - Australia
  • Syed Yawar Ali - Pakistan
  • Andres Felipe Briceno Nino - Columbia
  • Soha ElBaklawy - Egypt
  • Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram - Pakistan

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