Results Announcement on Winners of 2022 BRICS Women Innovation Contest

31 May 2022
Russia, Russia

On May 31, the 2022 BRICS Women’s Leadership Forum, sponsored by the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance, was held in Beijing. 

During the forum, the Mulan Award was granted to 15 candidates as part of the BRICS Women Innovation Contest and the Special Contribution Award to another 5 candidates in recognition for their efforts in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Winners from Brazil:
– Renata Tomazeli, CEO & Founder, Youfeel Health — Mulan Award
– Marciele Aparecida Procopio Delduque, CEO, Marianas Women Who Inspire — Mulan Award
– Monica de Maria Santos Fornitani Pinhanez, Co-founder and partner, Zeka Digital Education — Mulan Award
– Maria dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho Branco, Founder, Education in Health Against COVID-19 — Special Contribution Award 

Winners from Russia:
– Olga Belyavtseva, Chairperson of the Board, Progress — Mulan Award
– Kristina Romanovskaya, CEO, Lazarevskoye — Mulan Award
– Irina Eldarkhanova, Chairperson of the Board, Confael — Mulan Award
– Lyudmila Shcherbakova, President, Bright Way Group — Special Contribution Award

Winners from India:
– Jugnu Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, Sapien Biosciences — Mulan Award
– Vanita Prasad, Founder Director & CTO, REVY Environmental Solutions — Mulan Award
– Seema Prem, CEO and Cofounder, FIA Technology Services Private Limited — Mulan Award
– Ayesha Nazneen, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Telehealth — Special Contribution Award 

Winners from China:
– WANG Yang, Co-founder & President, NewLink — Mulan Award
– Tang Limei, Scientist , Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR — Mulan Award
– SU Xiaoli, President, Qinghai Sulonggu Company — Mulan Award
– ZHANG Junjun, Chairman, Jiangsu Wuxi Chaoyang Group — Special Contribution Award — Special Contribution Award 

Winners from South Africa:
– Nomvula Lindiwe Mkhonza, Director: Business Development, Gilgamesh Minerals Processing
– Lucy Wanjiku Mutinda, Founder & Engineering Director, Ecocycle Limited
– Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks, CEO, South African United Business Confederation
– Melita Molobane Mohlala, Executive Chairman and CEO, Kopano Creative Concepts 

In addition to the Award Ceremony, two-panel discussions under “Let Your Inner Strength Shine Through” were hosted, and the BRICS Women’s Development Report was published to provide an overview of the current status and progress of women’s development in BRICS countries.