Great news from Paris

Iva Gumnishka, founder and CEO of Humans in the Loop, has won first prize for the Europe region at the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. This is a great recognition of the work of Humans in the Loop and its contributions since its creation 5 years ago. The award ceremony was held in Paris on May 10th, 2023.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Since its founding in 2006, the program has been open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

The award recognizes and funds talented impact entrepreneurs from around the world who are leveraging business as a force for good.

A recognition for all

“This prize is a recognition of the entire HITL team who are working to improve the lives of conflict-affected people through employment opportunities in the field of AI,” said Iva Gumnishka. “We are proud to have worked with more than 100 leading AI companies and to have supported them in building ethical AI by incorporating a human-in-the-loop approach.”

“This is also a great recognition for our NGO partners in Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, and other countries with large displaced and conflict-affected communities. We are grateful for their support and cooperation and this prize goes to them as well.”

What this means for us

We are grateful to the Cartier Women’s Initiative for their promotion of women’s entrepreneurship. The event provided valuable insights and knowledge, as well as the opportunity to interact with women making a difference worldwide. Their passion and dedication are truly inspiring, and we are honored to have been a part of such a meaningful event.

As the first place awardee for the Europe region, we received financial capital support of $100,000. Additionally, the human and social support offered will help us achieve our goal of employing 3,000 conflict-affected individuals (refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people) over the next five years.

To date, we have employed more than 300 people, 64% of whom are women, and we are looking forward to scaling our reach tenfold and establishing our position as one of the leading impact sourcing providers in the field of AI annotation and validation services.

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