Here are our 40 Forbes Women! Whether they are leaders of large groups, artists, researchers or high-level sports, they symbolize in their own way the success of women. They have sometimes failed, but these women, known or not of the general public, embody excellence, the future and the passion for entrepreneurship . They are the “Forbes Women” selected by our jury.
The jury was composed of well-known personalities: Marie Christine Levet (Founder Educapital), Marion Darrieutort (CEO at Elan Edelman), Frédérique Bel (Actress), Marc Simoncini (Founder Jaïna Capital), Xavier Romatet (General Director, French Institute of Fashion ) and Dominique Busso (CEO Forbes France).
AGE : 66 • PROFESSION : FOUNDER OF WIMADAME
Martine Abbou created the Wimadame network in a desire to act for women. Intrigued by the world of digital, she invited herself to the Women’s Forum. She found that a large number of talented women remained in the shadows and did not have the chance to integrate certain networks. It has therefore taken the initiative to create a network for these women, dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship in Europe. Startupers, students, coaches, employees, journalists: women from all walks of life who are concerned by Wimadame.
AGE : 60 YEARS • PROFESSION : PROFESSOR AND RESEARCHER
Professor Christine Ammirati is at the origin of SimUSanté, the center for active education and simulation in health, and is currently coordinating her scientific and pedagogical activities. Associate Professor of Universities, hospital practitioner in anesthesia-intensive care and emergency medicine, Christine Ammirati heads the Department of Emergency Medicine, Forensic and Social Medicine. Doctor in education sciences, associate researcher at the Laboratory of Health Education and Practices at Paris XIII University, she leads the pedagogical department of the Faculty of Medicine.
AGE : 51 • PROFESSION : CEO DE LA REDOUTE
The financial training of Nathalie Balla, a graduate of ESCP, gave her a good understanding of economic issues. After experiences in the group Karstadt Quelle and Klingel, she decided to take over the company La Redoute. The legendary catalog, on the edge of the precipice, takes a second wind under the yoke of Nathalie Balla, including an investment of 50 million euros in the creation of a new warehouse for faster delivery. Nathalie Balla receives the Hope Award from the Woman of Economic Influence and the Innovation Trophy e-commerce in 2014, then is the revelation of the year at the BFM Awards in 2017. In 2018, she receives the Veuve Clicquot award from the businesswoman for her recovery of La Redoute.
AGE : 30 YEARS • PROFESSION : PRESIDENT OF FRICHTI
A graduate of HEC, Julia Bijaoui worked until 2015 on the development of Birchbox, before founding her own start-up food (with Quentin, her partner and partner). The concept of Frichti? Deliver in a few minutes fresh and elaborate meals, made internally by a brigade of cooks. Julia Bijaoui is a figurehead of the foodtech movement in France. It was in the Forbes “Under 30” ranking in 2018.
AGE : 25 YEARS • PROFESSION : SKIEUSE HANDISPORT
Marie Bochet was born on February 9, 1994 in Chambéry with an agenesis of the left forearm. Despite this handicap, the Savoyard rides on skis from the age of 5 years. At age 11, she played her first races in the French Alpine Ski Championship. Her ascent was dazzling since for her first Paralympic Games, in 2010 in Vancouver, Marie Bochet was at the foot of the slalom and super-combined podium in the standing category. After winning seven world championship titles, she competed in her second Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. At just 20 years old, she managed the feat of winning four gold medals out of five possible. She wins the downhill, the super-G, the giant slalom and the super-combined. Marie Bochet falls in her favorite discipline, the slalom. The young woman is rewarded by the Legion of Honor,
Nathalie Boy de La Tour
AGE : 50 YEARS • PROFESSION : DIRECTOR OF THE PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Graduate of ESCP Europe in 1991, Nathalie Boy de La Tour began her career by integrating the Bossard Gemini consulting firm from 1992 to 2002. In 2004, she co-founded the Parisian show Galaxy Foot7, then in February 2008, she participated in the launch of the Football FoundaTion, which consists of developing “innovative actions to promote a citizen’s vision of football”. In 2011, she received the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit. In July 2013, she became the first woman to sit on the Board of Directors of the Professional Football League (LFP), and in November 2016 she was elected to the presidency for four years. Under his leadership, the LFP signs a partnership with WWF France to encourage clubs to reduce their carbon footprint.
AGE : 41 • PROFESSION : PÂTISSIÈRE
Christelle Brua began her career as a cook in her parents’ inn. But it is with Jean-Georges Klein, at the restaurant L’Arnsbourg, that she will find her vocation: pastry. The admiration that she always felt for Frédéric Anton is fulfilled when he chose it in 2003 as pastry chef of Pré Catelan, a function she still practices today. In 2009, she was voted pastry chef of the year by her peers, and best pastry chef of the year by the Gault & Millau guide in 2014. In 2015, Christelle Brua is one of the 30 women who count in French gastronomy. In 2018, she becomes the first woman to be crowned best pastry chef of the world. Among the desserts that have made its reputation are the apple in puffed sugar, caramel ice cream, cider and sparkling sugar. The Lorraine head will leave this summer the furnaces of Pré Catelan to join the kitchens of the Elysée Palace.
AGE : 56 • PROFESSION : MINISTER OF SOLIDARITY AND HEALTH
Agnès Buzyn is a politician and professor of medicine. A specialist in hematology, she has worked mainly as a head of an intensive care unit in connection with adult hematology. As a professor, she teaches tumor immunology and hematology. At the same time, she held various positions, including Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), member of the Atomic Energy Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission and President of the College of Nuclear Energy. High Authority of Health. She also conducts published work on bone marrow transplantation and leukemia and heads a team at Inserm on tumor immunology. She becomes Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Cancer Institute in 2011.
AGE : 61 YEARS OLD • PROFESSION : BNP PARIBAS GROWTH & BUSINESS MANAGER
Marie-Claire Capobianco has been a member of the BNP Paribas executive committee since January 2012 and a growth and business director since January 2019. Her mission is to strengthen the capacity of BNP Paribas. of the bank to accelerate business growth in France. In parallel, Marie – Claire Capobianco supports many projects that highlight entrepreneurship and innovation . She is co-author of the book Entrepreneuriat féminin, instructions for use (Eyrolles, 2014).
AGE : 30 YEARS • PROFESSION : YUKA COFONDATOR
Julie Chapon is the co-founder of Yuka, in charge of communication since the launch of the application in January 2017. Yuka allows to know in a scan the composition of food or cosmetic products . As a result, the consumer can buy what is best for him and avoid harmful additives. The application already has more than 5 million users.
Christine And the Queens
AGE : 30 YEARS • PROFESSION : COMPOSER AND INTERPRETER
Héloïse Letissier was born in 1988 in Nantes. Bright student, she integrates after her baccalaureate a preparatory literary class at Lycée Fénelon. Two years later, she received the competition at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Following a trip to London and discovering the universe of drag-queens, the young woman decides to devote herself to her artistic project. Christine and the Queens is born from her desire to mix dance, song and drawing. His piece Misericordia gives him the opportunity to do the first part of other artists. The composer with an androgynous look is awarded in 2012 the Prix Découverte du Printemps de Bourges. In 2014, she released her first album, Chaleur humaine, and made the first part of Stromae. In February 2015, she received the Victoire de la musique for the female artist of the year.
AGE : 45 YEARS • PROFESSION : FOUNDER OF 1000MERCIS
Yseulys Costes is the pioneer in France of digital marketing. In May 2000, she opens the 1000mercis portal. She imagined a site with double relaxation: it allows Internet users to share their gift lists with loved ones and the operator to draw a base of marketable profiles. This is the birth of digital marketing. Nineteen years later, Yseulys Costes and his partner since the beginning, Thibaut Munier, are at the head of an interactive marketing group valued 145 million euros in 2016, of which the two founders hold 41%. The 1000mercis group is one of the five fastest growing companies in France in a row. Today, the company operates in more than 50 countries and generates more than 50 million euros in turnover.
AGE : 43 • PROFESSION : ACTRICE
Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris in a family of artists. After high school, she entered the conservatory of Orleans where she won the first prize in drama in 1994. After appearing in television series, it is revealed by the movie Taxi, produced by Luc Besson. This role earned him a first appointment to the Césars. In 2001, she won a second nomination thanks to her performance in Les Jolies Choses. In 2003, his career took a new turn: Tim Burton offers him with Big Fish his first role in an American film. In 2004, she won the César for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in A Long Sunday Engagement. In 2007, the actress is illustrated in the biopic devoted to Edith Piaf, La Vie, Olivier Dahan. She then reaches the international consecration, and captures the Caesar, the Golden Globe, the Bafta and the Academy Award for best actress. His Hollywood career is then definitely launched.
AGE : 46 YEARS OLD • PROFESSION : DIRECTOR OF THE PARIS OPERA BALLET DANCE
Former dancer Aurélie Dupont has been Ballet Dance Director of the Opéra National de Paris since 2016. The dancer devoted herself mainly to classical ballets and danced for the most prestigious such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker or Romeo and Juliet. Her acting skills have also earned her several leading roles in romantic ballets.
AGE : 28ANS • PROFESSION : CEO DE NOVAGRAY
Clémence Franc is the co-founder of NovaGray, a start-up that develops the first blood tests and algorithms to identify patients who may develop heavy side effects during radiation therapy. Thanks to this innovative process, it is possible to personalize treatments against certain cancers (those of the breast, the prostate and the lung). NovaGray draws on nearly fifteen years of work carried out at the Montpellier Cancer Institute and the determination of Clémence Franc, already recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as one of the innovators of tomorrow. Before founding NovaGray, Clémence Franc worked for several large groups (Deloitte, GE Healthcare, Colas). She holds an engineering degree from the Special School of Public Works,
AGE : 59 YEARS • PROFESSION : WRITER AND COFONDATOR DERAISE
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and a former student of ENA, Clara Gaymard is a French businesswoman and high-ranking official, as well as a writer. She is the co-founder of Raise, an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports businesses through an investment company and a foundation. She was President of General Electric France from 2006 to 2016 and Vice-President of General Electric International from 2009 to 2016. In 2014, she used her expertise and network to promote the acquisition of the energy business of Alstom. Since February 2014, she has been President of the American Chamber of Commerce in France (AmCham France), and a member of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation.
Isabelle Guion de Méritens
AGE : 56 • PROFESSION : OFFICER OF GENDARMERIE
Isabelle Guion de Méritens is in many ways the first woman appointed in corps and positions of responsibility of the gendarmerie. She is staff officer at the army inspectorate, second in command and chief of staff of the gendarmerie school of Chaumont. She has commanded the Gendarmerie Group of Yvelines, and since September 2012, the Maritime Gendarmerie. In July 2016, Isabelle Guion de Méritens is promoted to the rank of general of division. Holder of a degree in public law (1988), a master’s degree in history, a diploma of higher studies of defense, she was part of the 2001-2002 promotion of the Joint Defense College (today War School) and was auditor of the National Institute of Higher Studies of Security and Justice and the Center of Advanced Studies of the Ministry inside. She is now vice-president of the association Women of the Interior.
AGE: 29 • OCCUPATION: FOOTBALLER
Amandine Henry is a French international footballer who has been a midfielder since the 2000s. Trained at the Clairefontaine center, she joined Olympique Lyonnais in 2007, with whom she won a prize list. exceptional with ten titles of champion of France and five Leagues of the champions. Amandine Henry joined the France team in 2009. In 2015, she was voted second best player in the World Cup. In 2017, she becomes captain of Bleues.
AGE : 44 • PROFESSION : CEO OF SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE
Christel Heydemann, a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, is President of Schneider Electric France and a member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric since April 2017. She began her career in 1997 with the Boston Consulting Group. In 1999, she joined Alcatel to hold various positions of responsibility, notably in the context of the merger between Alcatel and Lucent. In 2008, she was appointed Sales Director France and member of the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent France. In 2009, she negotiated a strategic alliance with HP in the United States before being promoted in 2011 as General Manager of Human Resources and Transformation. Christel Heydemann joined Schneider Electric in 2014 as Director of Strategic Alliances with the mission to accelerate the launch of IoT solutions.
AGE : – • PROFESSION : CEO OF ONERAGTIME
Former Orange executive Stephanie Hospital has set up OneRagtime, a venture capital fund and an open platform. She is part of the list of 10 women to follow in 2019 in tech established by StartHer. Trained in management in Grenoble, Stéphanie Hospital began her digital career in Wanadoo in 2001, after consulting for funds such as Europatweb. She rose through the ranks of the company to the Executive Vice President of Orange Digital, where she managed the acquisition of Dailymotion by Orange and set up partnerships with Google , Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft. In 2014, she leaves her position to embark on a new adventure: OneRagtime, a new disruptive investment fund that focuses on innovation . Supported by Jean-Marie Messier, the fund will invest, according to Frenchweb, an average of one to four million euros in Europe with an international vocation (in the United States and in Asia).
AGE : 27 YEARS • PROFESSION : SINGER
Jain, whose real name is Jeanne Louise Galice, is a French singer-songwriter. Her style of music is a mix of electro pop, reggae and world music, inspired by her many travels. Younger, she travels the world with her family and discovers the Arab drums and synthetic drums. His experiences will allow him to find some of his influences and his taste for dancing melodies. His debut album, Zanaka, released in November 2015, is certified double platinum in September 2016, after being named in the “Album Revelation” category at Victoires de la Musique. In February 2017, Makeba’s music video wins the Best Clip of the Year and Jain wins the Best Female Artist of the Year. His second album, Souldier, was released in August 2018.
AGE : 35 YEARS • PROFESSION : DATASCIENTIST
Aurélie Jean studied maths and physics at the university before joining ENS Cachan. She has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering from the Mining Institute and continued her studies at Pennsylvania State University and then at MIT. She then worked on digital medicine, then for Bloomberg as a computer developer. She is also CTO / CIO and co-founder of the MixR start-up in Los Angeles and CEO of In Silico Veritas, a code firm that seeks to make the new technologies known to the greatest number of people and especially to women, while training employees and leaders in these new tools. She is the godmother of the first class of the École IA Microsoft in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
AGE : 52 • PROFESSION : ENGINE GROUP DIRECTOR GENERAL
Former student of the École Normale Supérieure and General Engineer of Mines, Isabelle Kocher was in charge from 1991 to 1997 of the project of reorganization of the production workshops within the European Propulsion Society. In 1997, she was in charge of the telecommunications and defense budget at the Ministry of the Economy. She then joined the Suez group in 2002, then took over the management of the Lyonnaise des Eaux in 2007, before being entrusted with the general management of Engie. Isabelle Kocher wants to register her company in the energy transition movement by initiating a series of changes. It projects the gradual abandonment of coal in favor of renewable energies and proceeds to a feminisation of the management of the company. In 2016 and 2017,
AGE : 33 YEARS • PROFESSION : ASTROPHYSICIAN
Astrophysicist specializing in space debris, Fatoumata Kébé has been named by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the most influential French women in the world in 2018.After a degree in mechanical engineering, she prepares a PhD in astronomy and supports her thesis in 2016 entitled “Study of the influence of pulse rate increments on space debris trajectories”. In 2015, she is one of the faces of the exhibition Space Girls Space Women at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. She launched the Connected Eco project with women’s cooperation in Mali to protect the environment from intensive agriculture. She is also part of two associations that advocate for women’s careers in astronomy: Women & Science and Women in Aerospace.
AGE : 63 • PROFESSION : IMF DIRECTOR GENERAL
A political woman and lawyer, Christine Lagarde has been the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011. After graduating from the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence, she studied law and a career in the American international law firm Baker McKenzie, she occupies the position of Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade from 2005 to 2007. She engages in the campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2017. After very briefly occupying the office of Minister of Agriculture (four weeks), she was appointed in June 2007 Minister of Economy and Finance. This is the first time a woman has been appointed to this position in one of the G8 countries. By becoming Executive Director of the IMF, she is also the first woman to exercise this role outside of temporary periods. It is renewed in 2016.
AGE : 36 • PROFESSION : FOUNDER OF LEETCHI AND MANGOPAY
Céline Lazorthes is the founder and CEO of the Leetchi group, which publishes the online pool website Leetchi.com and Mangopay, an internet payment solution for the actors of the collaborative economy. In 2004, along with her studies, Céline Lazorthes worked for the DDB agency. It created Leetchi in 2009, then sold the nugget in September 2015 to the Crédit Mutuel Arkéa group, which buys 86% of the company’s shares in a transaction estimated at 50 million euros. In 2013, after obtaining a European license to establish electronic money, Céline Lazorthes created Mangopay. In 2014, she received the Business Star Award at the Melty Future Awards, as well as the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award.
AGE : 55 • PROFESSION : PRESIDENT OF LEADERXXCHANGE, KERING ADMINISTRATOR
A lawyer by training, Sophie L’Hélias worked in New York and Paris for several years before joining the finance industry as managing director of a hedge fund in New York. She then created an advisory business for institutional investors. A specialist in corporate governance, she is co-founder of the International Corporate Governance Network, the first international network of institutional investors dedicated to this topic. She is President of LeaderXXchange, which creates products and methodologies to measure, improve and integrate diversity, sustainability and governance into the strategy of investors, companies and boards of directors. Sophie L’Hélias has been a director of Kering since April 2016.
AGE : 66 • PROFESSION : FIRST LADY
Brigitte Macron is the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron. Formerly a professor of letters, she enjoys her role as first lady to support many causes. In August 2014, when her husband was appointed Minister of the Economy, she decided to end her teaching career, but did not lose interest in the world of education. It has very recently decided to open a school based on a principle of reintegration into the world of work for 25-30 years.
AGE : 65 • PROFESSION : ONCOLOGY RESEARCHER
Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology at Paris-Descartes University. As an oncologist and hematologist, she has been studying cancer since 1982. Since 1995, her work has led to the publication of high-level scientific studies in the field of predictive oncology. In 2000, she invented the ISET technology, the first filtration method for the premature diagnosis of cancer cells.
AGE : 52 • PROFESSION : SNCF TRAVEL AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rachel Picard began her career as assistant sales manager in Valle Nevado, a ski resort in Chile. From 1991 to 1993, she moved to Eurodisney to develop the park’s sales. From 2000 to 2004, she is the Executive Director of Éditions Atlas Voyages. Rachel Picard was also Deputy Executive Director and President of Thomas Cook. She has been Executive Director of Voyages-SNCF.com since October 1, 2014.
AGE : 41 • PROFESSION : CO-FOUNDER OF MY LITTLE PARIS AND SEASONLY
Engaged in several projects to promote access to entrepreneurship, Fany Péchiodat is part of the list of ten women to follow in 2019 in the tech established by StartHer.After the huge success of My Little Paris, it is reviving in the entrepreneurial adventure with Seasonly, a brand of personalized face creams. She is putting on a disruptive model of direct sales from her website, with a communication around “real women” on Instagram.
AGE : 50 YEARS • PROFESSION : AIR FRANCE DIRECTOR GENERAL
A graduate of the Paris School of Mines, Anne Rigail joined Air Inter in 1991, before joining Air France in 1997 after the merger of the two groups. She provides customer service at Paris-Orly airport, then from 1999 is given the responsibility for passenger and luggage correspondence at the hub of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. After being named Associate Director of Customer Experience in 2017, Anne Rigail oversees ground and flight products and services. Appreciated for her ability to interact with staff, she succeeds Franck Terner on 17 December 2018 as Air France’s Managing Director, becoming the first woman to hold this position.
AGE : 36 YEARS • PROFESSION : SECRETARY OF STATE IN CHARGE OF EQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN
Marlène Schiappa is a writer, feminist activist and politician. After studies in communication and geography, she works for the communication agency Euro RSCG. She also started politics very quickly, since she was a candidate in the municipal elections in the capital in 2001. She gained notoriety in 2008 when she designed the blog Mom works. At the same time, Marlène Schiappa also writes many books on equality between women and men. Assistant to the Mayor of Le Mans and Community Advisor of Le Mans Métropole from 2014, she is also in charge of the Gender Equality Center of the En Marche movement. She is currently Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, in charge of Equality between women and men and the fight against discrimination.
AGE : 34 • PROFESSION : STATION
MANAGER F Roxanne Varza runs Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world and emblem of French tech know-how. Daughter of Iranian intellectuals living in the United States after the Islamic Revolution, Roxanne Varza was trained at UCLA before becoming Director of the Microsoft Ventures and TechCrunch France Accelerator. In April 2013, the US online business insider Business Insider ranks it among the 30 most influential women under 30 in the technology sector. She is also co-founder of Girls in Tech Paris and Girls in Tech London, working to increase women’s position in the new technology sector.
AGE : 41 • PROFESSION : CEO OF RADIO FRANCE
As one of the top students in the ENA standings, Sibyle Veil joins the large body of the Council of State. During the 2007 presidential campaign, she joined Nicolas Sarkozy on societal issues (environment, women’s conditions). She joined in June 2007 at the Elysee the team that advises the President of the Republic on the social sector. In 2010, she is recruited at the Public Assistance – Paris Hospitals (AP-HP). Member of the executive committee of AP-HP and Director of Transformation, she leads the strategic thinking and organizes the deployment of transformation programs in hospitals. Already present at Radio France as Deputy Director of Operations and Finance since 2015, she was appointed President and CEO in April 2018 by the CSA.
AGE : 57 • PROFESSION : CHANEL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Saleswoman in a clothing and jewelry store in Lyon, Virginie Viard began her career by assisting French costume designer and actress Dominique Borg, who was working on the film Camille Claudel. She continues as a costume designer on the first two films of the trilogy “Three Colors” by Krzysztof Kieslowski, where she dresses including Juliette Binoche. She later joined Chanel as a trainee in haute couture embroidery, four years after the arrival at the helm of Karl Lagerfeld. In 1997, she was appointed director of Chanel’s fashion design studio, a position she never left. Karl Lagerfeld’s “Right Arm and Left Arm at a Time” was named as the successor of the great fashion designer at the head of Chanel after his death in February 2019.
AGE : – • PROFESSION : SCHOOL MANAGER 42
Sophie Viger has been an independent developer, computer programming teacher, director of the Web @ cadémie, the Samsung Campus and the Coding Academy by Epitech. She is at the origin the first computer development training “female ambition” in 2016, made up of 80% women. She is also a director of #NowWithoutIsland. She is part of the list of 10 women to follow in 2019 in tech established by StartHer.
AGE : 53 • PROFESSION : ARCHITECT
Architect of Lebanese origin, Hala Wardé is the armed hand of one of the greatest French architects. After a few years studying at ESA, the Paris School of Architecture, his career took off with his arrival in 1989 in the office of his teacher, Jean Nouvel. It was she who drove from A to Z the construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, as well as many other sumptuous works. She is named among the 50 most influential French people in the world.
AGE : 33 • PROFESSION : CEO OF THE GALION PROJECT
Co-founder of The Galion Project, Agathe Wautier created a network of reflection and mutual aid between entrepreneurs, centered around a passion: surfing. Since 2015, she has been supporting tech entrepreneurs with The Galion Project, a think tank with a network of sharing, dinners and trips organized around sliding sports. The young woman began her career at Orange, through the program for young graduates Telecom Talents, which allows him to change positions every two years to become a manager five years later. This is how it starts in sports sponsorship. She continues in the business sponsorship and specializes in sliding sports. The Galion Project changes status in November 2018 to become a corporation. The goal of Gathe Wautier is to develop the business internationally.
AGE : 27 YEARS • PROFESSION : BLOCKCHAIN ARCHITECT
Blockchain architect at ConsenSys, a kind of start-up studio for projects related to decentralized protocols, Sajida Zouarhi is at the head of HellHound project, a platform allowing to make different types of calculations on encrypted data. In 2016, the engineer co-founded Blockfest, an educational festival on blockchains, then the national blockchain association La Chaintech. She also chairs the eHealth and Blockchain think tank. Sajida Zouarhi is one of the ten women to follow in 2019 in tech according to StartHer.