The 2020 Simone Awards winners revealed

2020 Simone Awards Winners
2020 Simone Awards Winners

Three inspiring women behind great causes

Château de Pommard and the Simone Awards Board have unveiled the 2020 Simone Awards winners. Launched in 2018 by Famille Carabello-Baum and Château de Pommard, the Simone Awards celebrate and support women-led causes everywhere in the world. Each year, three winners are selected by the Simone Awards Board, based on criteria including the purpose of the cause, its achievements and its future potential. 10% of the annual profits from the sale of Simone, Château de Pommard’s top cuvée, will be donated to the winners’ causes.

The 2020 Simone Awards gathered candidates from diverse backgrounds, such as cancer research in the United Kingdom, childhood protection in the United States and lone-mother support in France. The winners, three amazing women from France and the United States, truly represent the spirit of commitment—selflessly impacting the lives of others and making our world a better place.

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke is the founder of Women’s WorldWide Web (W4), an international non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of girls’ and women’s human rights and empowerment around the world, with a focus on sustainable development. In 2015, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke was named one of the Inspiring Fifty, Europe’s 50 most inspiring women leaders in the technology sector. When asked about the mission of W4, Nefesh-Clarke elaborated: “At W4, we’re passionate about promoting girls’ and women’s digital inclusion and equality. Investing in this can have a transformative, positive impact: improving individual girls’ and women’s lives and the welfare of entire families, communities and societies!”

Christine Janin is a mountaineer-doctor and the first French woman ever to climb Everest and go to the North Pole. She founded À Chacun Son Everest! in 1994 with the ambition to support children and women with cancer throughout the recovery phase. The association draws on the powerful symbolic parallel between the difficulty of ascending a summit and that of the path to recovery, offering post-cancer stays in Chamonix in the French Alps). In describing the association’s values, Janin said, “À Chacun Son Everest! provides the support needed to regenerate self-confidence for children and women in the post-cancer phase, and transform the ordeal to a real strength”, Christine Janin.

Shelby Meyers uses her landscape design education to serve members of her community. As Field Director at Landscape For Humanity, she is currently working to design and build a landscape at a tiny house village in Eugene, Oregon. “Landscapes can provide so much more than pleasant garden spaces; in these spaces we can also support basic needs such as food, water, and energy thanks to Landscape for Humanity”, Meyers said regarding the inspiration behind the foundation’s mission.

Nominations for the 2021 Simone Awards are now open. The Simone Awards are open to any woman-run cause in any country or sector around the world focused on positive outcomes. Submissions for the 2020 Simone Awards will close in January 2021.

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