2023 Simone Awards Honors Visionary Leaders in Environmental and Social Advocacy

Meet the winners of our Simone Awards 2023 edition
Simone Awards 2023 Winners: Janna Kretzmar and Claire Nouvian.

Celebrating women making significant contributions to the world around them, the Simone Awards is proud to announce the winners of its 2023 edition. Claire Nouvian, founder of BLOOM, and Janna Kretzmar, founder of Earth Child Project, have been selected as last year’s recipients for their outstanding dedication and impact in their respective fields.

Established by Château de Pommard (Burgundy, France) in 2018, the Simone Awards seeks to highlight the achievements of women who exemplify the values of compassion and commitment in their pursuit of a better world. With a rigorous selection process that considers nominees from across the globe, the Simone Awards recognizes those who inspire positive change and embody the spirit of leadership and service to the community.

Meet the 2023 Simone Award Winners

Claire Nouvian, Founder of BLOOM – Recognized for her tireless advocacy in marine conservation, Claire Nouvian has dedicated her life to protecting the world’s oceans and marine biodiversity. As the founder of BLOOM, an organization committed to ending destructive fishing practices and promoting sustainable fisheries management, Claire has been instrumental in raising awareness about the importance of preserving marine ecosystems. Through innovative campaigns, scientific research, and policy advocacy, she continues to inspire action and drive positive change in the fight against overfishing and habitat destruction.

Janna Kretzmar, Founder of Earth Child Project – Janna Kretzmar is celebrated for her incredible commitment to education and community development through the Earth Child Project. By empowering children and educators in underserved communities in South Africa, Janna has created opportunities for a holistic approach to learning, environmental awareness, and personal growth. Through programs focused on sustainability, wellness, and creative expression, Earth Child Project is nurturing a generation of young leaders who are equipped to build a more sustainable future for themselves and their communities.

Celebrating Commitment and Impact

The Simone Awards is proud to celebrate and honor the remarkable achievements of Claire Nouvian and Janna Kretzmar whose unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and community development inspires us all. Their extraordinary contributions serve as a beacon of hope and a reminder of the profound impact that individuals can have when they dedicate themselves to creating a better world for future generations.

Nominations for the 2024 Simone Awards are now open and will close on December 1, 2024. The Simone Awards are open to any woman-run cause in any country or sector worldwide focused on positive outcomes. 


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