HCL Technologies, a global technology company, today announced its Goodwill Champions Awards Night to honor humanitarian leaders from around the world. The event will take place on January 24th, 2019, at the HCL Pavilion in Davos and will celebrate these heroic organizations committed to pursuing distinct noble causes, primarily focused on global education, youth development, and women empowerment. This is the first year the awards have been presented, and HCL Technologies plans to issue them each year in a global forum.
The award recipients are Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, which advocates for global investments in gender equality and health; Olajumoke Adekege, Founder of Young Business Agency, which provides employability skills training and recruitment services to young job seekers globally; Chiara Tiles, Founder of We Do it Together – which produces films, documentaries, TV, and other forms of media, uniquely dedicated to the empowerment of women; Baillie Aaron, Founder and Chief Executive of Spark Inside – a pioneer in the use of education and professional coaching for juvenile prisoners; Jane Hunt, CEO of The Front Project, which strives for better early childhood education, health, and development; and Justin Cooper, Director and Trustee for The Varkey Foundation, which commits to changing the world through global education. Each awardee was chosen through the lens of HCL’s values and the positive influence and unique transformation made in their communities over the past year. In addition, each winner was commended for bringing a level of entrepreneurship to their endeavors.
“HCL has a strong focus on advancing our ecosystem efforts with creative philanthropy, and commitments that the world needs. It is one of our many pursuits to also encourage unique ideas and programs dedicated to humanitarian causes,” said Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director & CEO, HCL Corporation | Vice Chairperson, HCL Technologies | Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation. “These honorable organizations exemplify the positive force of change that the world needs, and we are honored to commend them for their achievements.”
The awards fit into HCL’s history of philanthropic endeavors and commitment to the core belief of touching lives. In addition, the awards reflect the overarching theme of the HCL programs at WEF that explore how humanity’s relationship with technology will evolve through the next decade of rapid innovation. As part of the theme of Human-Machine Harmony, HCL is launching the HCL 2030 Platform, together with its ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, that will conduct in-depth explorations and discussions with leading innovators and future leaders driving change across digital technologies, disruption in banking and financial services, the human capital equation, and the future of product innovation.