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WING SUMMIT & AWARDS

Recognising the Change Makers of our Time

ABOUT THE EVENT

W.I.N.G

WORLD INITIATIVE NEXT GENERATION

The WING Summit and Awards, is the first event portfolio under Raices Ltd, a Social Enterprise.

The programme is an international, multi-sectoral summit and 

awards dedicated to building the future of education through empowerment, partnership  and recognition. The summit discusses the core issues which are holding back a true diverse and inclusive workforce.

The awards evening aims to recognise the change makers of our time, from all walks of life, bringing together exceptional and diverse talent  The evening will place the spotlight on role-models and innovators who are an inspiration to our next generation. 

Our events bring together a community of world leaders from all fields. Issues of social development, inclusive leadership, human rights and women’s rights are brought back to the core of businesses.

Through its 12 categories the evening will place a spotlight on exceptional role-models and innovators who are an inspiration to our next generation.  The WING Award has a strong tech focus, as our vision is to promote further diversity and inclusion in male dominated industries.  The vision for the WING event portfolio is to expand in different countries, whilst also investing back into different education initiatives.  The WING Awards celebrates the ingenuity of individuals and businesses striving to combat barriers which prevent an equal society, and celebrate those which embody our sustainable development goals.

Stockholm - 2019

WING AWARDS 2019 WINNERS

BONNIER NEWS RISING STAR IN TECH AWARD

Tonima Afroze - Software Engineer at Spotify

 

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

Alexandra Krook- Sparks Generation

 

UNLOCKING STUDENT TALENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Joni AlWindi EdTech CEO
 

MOST INSPIRING FEMALE CEO AWARD

Azita Shariati - CEO Sodexo Nordics

 

MALE CHAMPION AWARD

Prince Randy Alam - Sogan Chairman at Black Lion Holdings

 

LEGACY FOR SPORTS AWARD

Neda Khezerian - World Champion at JiJitsu

BEST EDUCATION INITIATIVE AWARD

Pernilla Ramslöv - Nox Academy


MOST INSPIRING FEMALE ROLE-MODEL AWARD

Suzan Hourieh Lindberg - CEO at the Social Few
 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Cem Celepli Atci - CEO Snaptive
 

BEST FEMALE BUSINESS AWARD 

Karma

 

EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN ISSUES STORYTELLING AWARD

Alexandra Pascalidou

BEST IMPACT ON GIRLS LEARNING AWARD

Karolina Lisslö - Secretary General Mattecentrum

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Paul Hutchinson - Founder at the Child Liberation Foundation

 

MEET THE TEAM

Claudia Adler 

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Co-Founder

Claudia first began working with community projects when she visited Uganda for the first time in 2015.  It was this experience that made her understand the value to education and its potential to change generations.

Her passion for humanitarian issues began when she was at university studying Law. This later led to her embarking on a MSc International Humanitarian Issues and her PhD. Claudia has worked with a range of event portfolios across  many industries. Raices, is a social enterprise that strives to create its own footprint on the issues that it brings to the table.

Isaac Muhofa

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Head of Community Projects

Isaac Muhofa is overwhelmingly passionate about female empowerment and community development. Isaac brings about experience of working on projects that empower communities, girl child and business development.

Isaac has a Bachelor’s of Conservation Forestry and Products Technology from Makerere University and several certificates in youth empowerment, micro and small-scale business development.

“There are no limitations in life except those in our minds” – muhofa Isaac

Ellen Bjerkehag

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Co-Founder

Ellen Bjerkehag is a network specialist with 10 years of experience within sales and marketing both in startups and established companies. Known for her unique way of creating partnerships and collaborations, her passion for people and her true brilliance to make other people shine.

 

She has spent the last years creating, managing and being on stage on Global Woman events - she is not only the CEO and founder of CC-Group, a company who help entrepreneurs with Personal Marketing & Branding, she is also Pioneer and Director of Global Woman Club in Stockholm.

  WING 2020

Categories

NOVEMBER  -  LONDON 2020

Rising Star In Tech Award - ENTER 

Motivation: Individual award recognises a person who through their work in tech promotes diversity in the community and/or the workplace. This person strives to make an impact through technology.

Most Inspiring Female Role-Model - ENTER 

Motivation: Individual award recognises a person who's personal story has inspired others to reach higher.  Their accomplishments are an inspirational, this paerson has made a tangible impact to others.  promotes diversity in the community and/or the workplace. 

Legacy For Sport Award - ENTER

Motivation:  Individual/business/organisation award recognises the positive impact made to communities and society through sport, leaving in place a legacy to follow. 

Male Champion Award - ENTER

Motivation: Individual award recognises a he who person who promotes diversity in the community and/or the workplace. His personal journey and contribution to society has made a tangible impact. 

Most Inspiring Female CEO Award - ENTER

Motivation: Individual award recognises a leadership which promotes diversity in the workplace. This person is a proactive role model, demonstrates leadership by supporting and engaging others on the journey.

Community Impact Award - ENTER

Motivation: Organizations honoured in this category have made significant outreach efforts that serve to uplift the community, specifically by promoting strong principles, ethical leadership and integrity.  

Best Female Business Award - ENTER

Motivation: Medium (£10 Million to £25 Million turnover)

This award will honour inspiring innovators and visionaries. This category is open to business leaders who have achieved accomplishments of significance over their career. Nominees will possess qualities of vision, innovation, entrepreneurial drive, leadership and demonstrate their commitment to gender diversity. 

Entrepreneur of The Year Award - ENTER

Motivation: This award recognises entrepreneurs delivering transformative, social or environmental change. Drive and determination are key. 

Excellence in Women's Issues Storytelling - ENTER

Motivation: This award recognises a person/publication which celebrates the richness and variety of visual, wirtten and spoken storytelling techniques on issues which affect women. 

Whether it's chronicling world events or private moments, based on hard-facts or suspended in fantasy, these stories and single images are there to shine a spot light on the aspect of a woman's life which have engaged our senses emotions and intellect.

Unlocking Student Talent Through Technology Award - ENTER 

Motivation: Organizations honoured in this category have demonstrated an ability to engage students and faculties in initiatives that significantly promote inclusive learning through technology.

Most Inclusive Leadership Award - ENTER

Motivation: This award recognises Businesses which promote access and equality for everyone, women, LGBTQ+,  underrepresented groups in their recruiting, development and in their education to employment pipeline strategies.

Leading with Kindness Award - ENTER

Motivation:  This award recognises kind leaders who inspire, empower, promote creativity and productivity, share meaningful connections, and give their time so that others can give their best. The business world is accustomed to celebrate leadership in terms of profitable and productivity. Kindness and happiness are the new currencies; it impacts outcomes, whether it be productivity, engagement or customer service.

 
 

WING SUMMIT

The WING Summit  for 2020 will focus on Inclusive Leadership and Innovation as its main theme. The summit will bring together business leaders from a range of sectors to expand the discussion of diversity and inclusion, and explore how kindness in leadership empowers others and promotes productivity in a constant changing workforce market.

Our events bring together a community of world leaders from all fields. Issues of social development, human rights and women’s rights are brought back to the core of businesses. If you are interested in speaking or becoming involved please register  your interest below. 

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

“THE WINGS Summit and Awards  was indeed a breath of fresh air with the young dynamism in the room, the interaction with the youth themselves in discussing development agendas that will spark their future while meeting some of the most inspiring people doing amazing work around the world. I congratulate Claudia and Ellen for putting together an amazing event which I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of and look forward to our continued engagements over the coming years empowering women and girls around the world.” 

FIZA FARHAN / GLOBAL STRATEGIC ADVISOR

''A truly inspiring day and evening where youth, experts, entrepreneurs, founders and organizations were sharing their experiences and their struggle for a better world.

The evenings prize award ceremony was seeing new stars being born, but also recognizing the struggle of the stars who have been working for the same cause for many, many years.

Plan International were among the fortunately organizations who had the opportunity to award one of these raising stars and it was a very strong experience both for us but also for the entrepreneur who are making a real big difference.''

MARIANN ERIKSSON / NATIONAL DIRECTOR

AT PLAN INTERNATIONAL

 
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