Singapore’s Leanne Robers, co-founder of the startup accelerator She Loves Tech, has been honoured with the Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year Award, at the recent Monaco Women Forum.
The event was built on the theme of “The Global and Transversal Impact of Digitalisation and Technology in Society”, and honoured three women entrepreneurs who made major contributions to their industries through technology, in the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
Winning one of the three awards presented at the Women of the Year awards in Monaco, Robers was lauded for her longtime support of women-led and women-impact tech startups. The other laureates were Associate Professor Zimi Zawacha from Italy, Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year 2023, and Manila Di Giovanni from Monaco, Prix Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year.
“She Loves Tech has been on a mission to create a supportive ecosystem for female innovators by organising the world’s largest startup competition and accelerator program dedicated to women-led and women-impact tech startups,” Robers says. “To date, founders coming through She Loves Tech have raised over US$300M in funding since its inception in 2015.”
The Monaco Women’s Forum also gathered experts to discuss topics such as digitalisation and technology’s impact on the green economy and a near-zero cost society, cyber security, health tech, finance and digital assets, and the virtual economy for smart city development.