Women Connect ‘Her Power’ Entrepreneurship Competition Announces Top Three Winners
BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 5, 2021--
The Women Connect ‘Her Power’ Entrepreneurship Competition, organized by DHgate, was established to recognize and honor outstanding female entrepreneurs from around the world. With female entrepreneurs participating from more than 10 countries, 468 stories were presented during the application process. Attracting millions of votes and exposure worldwide, the competition selected 10 finalists representing different cultures and experiences to be shortlisted for the three top slots. Anna Davidson, a digital marketer from the UK; Marianne R. Vega, a young secondhand automobile saleswoman from Mexico; and Dominique Queenie, a cross-border e-commerce expert from the United States, were named the champion, 1 st runner-up, and 2 nd runner-up, respectively. The winners, chosen by public voting and a panel of judges, will be awarded cash prizes and e-commerce bonuses.
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The winning entrepreneurs have diverse social and cultural backgrounds, yet all three have overcome challenges and seized the best of business opportunities in the field of digitalization. Determined to enhance their lives and achieve success, the three entrepreneurs have actively utilized digital tools for their businesses and shared their own stories to encourage more women to challenge gender inequality and stereotypes and thus realize self-worth.
Anna Davidson, Conveyed the Importance of Courage
A victim of sexual and physical abuse, including strangulation, Anna was determined to proceed beyond her marriage nightmare and embark on a new journey with her two little children. Self-taught digital marketing skills helped Anna grow her eco-friendly product’s brand. She also works to empower other female entrepreneurs to seize their business dreams, benefiting others in her community to reach beyond their expectations.
Marianne Rincón Vega, Refused to be Labeled by Gender
With a disability in her right arm, Marianne had to give up her dream of becoming a military doctor. But because of her passion for machinery, she chose to break into the secondhand automobile industry, a business traditionally dominated by men. Consistently challenged because of her young age and gender, Marianne has created a highly professional service and offers customers cars at reasonable prices. She lets the world know through her actions that women, even young ones, have unlimited possibilities. It is never is too early for a young woman to begin chasing her dreams.
Dominique Queenie, Imbued the World of Technology with Girly Elements
Having endured the painful loss of a daughter and a failed marriage, Dominique refused to be beaten down by the sometimes cruel turns of fate. Instead, with strong determination and as a passionate advocate of the “girly” style, she restarted her life by establishing a cross-border e-commerce platform selling girly, or customized, tech accessories. Bringing a sweet feminine touch to the world of technology, Dominique proves that one’s strength can never be diminished by the judgment of others. She has proven that women can achieve great success in the technology industry, even with a feminine touch.
“Congratulations to all the winners,” said Diane Wang, founder and chairperson of DHgate. “I was very pleased and impressed to hear so many great stories. Despite the undesirable challenges the world is facing, females’ entrepreneurial spirit will never give up. Women represent a new generation of innovation and disruptive thinking. Let’s cheer for all the diligent women for their courageous and amazing stories. Always keep in mind: Many hands make light work. When women work together, an unbreakable bond is initiated.”
About Women Connect ‘Her Power’ Entrepreneurship Competition
The rise of female entrepreneurship can contribute significantly to social prosperity, foster gender equality, reduce poverty, and promote economic inclusion. The Women Connect ‘Her Power’ Entrepreneurship Competition is a global campaign aimed at encouraging women to utilize digital tools in reshaping international trade. The campaign aspires to motivate more females to realize their entrepreneurial dreams through digital platforms. Another objective is to inspire women to unleash their potential in achieving inclusive growth together. For more details regarding the award-winning stories, please visit: https://comresult-womenconncet.dhgate.com/
Founded in 2004, DHgate has become one of the leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplaces in China. Through our global operations and offices, including in the United States and UK, we reach millions of people with trusted products and services. Through June 30, 2020, DHgate had served more than 31 million registered buyers from over 220 countries and regions by connecting them to over 2.2 million suppliers in China and other countries, with over 32 million products. For more information, please visit dhgate.com and follow @DHgate.com.
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