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Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

Lindsey is Founder and Managing Director of Women’s WorldWide Web (W4), Europe’s first crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world, with a focus on ensuring girls’ and women’s access to and participation in ICTs (information and communication technologies).

After completing her B.A. at King’s College, Cambridge University, Lindsey joined Human Rights Watch in New York. She worked for several years in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire for UNICEF and later for 6 years with the humanitarian organization Children of Asia, which operates programs in South-East Asia.

In 2008, she trained in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank (founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus) and later obtained an Executive MBA at ESCP-Europe, Paris, in 2009, for which she received the International MBA Student of the Year award, bestowed by AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and The Independent newspaper.

In 2011, she was named a “40 under 40” European Young Leader by EuropaNova and Friends of Europe and nominated a “Women in IT Role Model” by the Digital Agenda of the European Commission in 2013. In 2015, Lindsey was named one of the Inspiring Fifty, Europe’s 50 most inspiring women leaders in the technology sector. In 2016 Lindsey was selected as a Young Entrepreneur and member of the French delegation to participate in the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit in Beijing.