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2023 Siggie Awards

The 5th Edition

2023 Award Winners

Amani Women Center

Social Enterprise Award

The Mission of Amani Women Center is to educate and empower refugee women with culturally sensitive tools that contribute to their workforce development and overall wellbeing. To that end, AWC's holistic approach is to cater to the wellbeing of the community through a variety of hands-on programs sensitively tailored to specific needs.

Dr.Paul Lopez 

Horizon Award

Dr. Paul Lopez is a co-founder and partner in 11-11 Ventures, an active venture capital firm in the Southeast US which has invested in 59 early-stage technology companies. He also serves as the board chair of TiE Atlanta which is a top five chapter of the largest non-profit global organization focused on entrepreneurs with 15,000 members at every stage of business across 12 countries.  Dr. Lopez is also co-founder/co-chair of multiple initiatives including TiE Atlanta Angels, TiE ACCESS, TiE University and TiE Atlanta Foundation focused on fostering entrepreneurship and building the community.

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Karen Robinson Cope

Investors' Choice

Karen Robinson Cope is a serial entrepreneur who has run a number of companies in multiple industries.  After selling her last company to a Canadian Public company, she has become an active angel investor and focused on mentoring young entrepreneurs and supporting micro-lending initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.  

Kim Sears

Founders’ Favorite

Senior Partner, West Monroe | Investor | Advisor

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Conscious Capital

A research center within Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, the Business & Society Institute addresses complex challenges confronting people and the planet through academic discovery and purposeful action.

The Institute generates research insights that it employs in its teaching and programmatic work on the critical challenges that businesses and their stakeholders must address together to build a more equitable and climate-smart world for all.

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