Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise

Top 100

Our founder Karin Kandt-Reinders has been named as one of the top 100 women in social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Europe by the Euclid network.

Euclid Network

Euclid Network’s (EN) Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise initiative has given a platform to women that contribute to society through their innovation and entrepreneurship. In the spirit of empowering women leaders in Europe and accelerating progress towards a more gender-equal world, this carefully selected list celebrates women in the social enterprise sector, spotlighting their impact journey and achievements, connecting them to inspire and learn from each other. 

Expert jury

After receiving over 900 applications from incredible women leaders in the European social enterprise ecosystem, EN together with an expert jury has compiled the list of the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise who have demonstrated significant social and/or environmental impact in 2023. 

Sector leaders

Among this hand picked group of women are founders, CEOs, managers, initiators, and inspirational leaders who are making incredible contributions to reinventing society and gender equality in Europe and beyond. The list celebrates achievements of women changemakers and spotlights the role as sector leaders. 

Fair Fabrics

You can explore the profile of Karin and those of her fellow awardees: 100

“My capital of being a social entrepreneur is not growing the business, but having a wonderful and personal network of artisan groups that brings independence to all involved.”

“As founder of the Dutch interior brand Fair Fabrics, Karin leads several (inter)national teams of artisans and specialists. The social enterprise was founded in 2011 and is therefore an early adapter of a current generation of innovative and purpose-driven enterprises. With Fair Fabrics she builds bridges between designers, brands and international artisan workshops through traditional crafts and contemporary design. With transparent and direct collaborations, she and her team develop a distinctive and respectful collection of interior items such as rugs, blankets and cushions.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2023 celebrates the efforts of women and girls in shaping a more equal future. We can all break the bias and help create a more inclusive world. Let’s embrace equity and get inspired by their success stories and accomplishments. 

Happy International Women’s Day!

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