The Coolest Immigrant Women under 30 according to Forbes
Forbes just released The Forbes 30 Under 30 list and we gathered our own list for your inspiration. Here are The Coolest 30 under 30 Women Immigrant. From Cuban-born singer-songwriter Camila Cabello to Komal Ahmad, founder of Copia, an organization that is helping solve hunger in a very unique and effective way. Forbes is featuring young innovators from the worlds of finance, fashion, technology, and just about everything in between. Here are 7 out of the 16 women on the original list:
Komal Ahmad, Founder of Copia
From a med school to entrepreneur. Komal spent three days without eating after returning from Irak and then she had her aha moment that led her to start Copia, a for-profit technology company with a solution to solve food waste and hunger at scale. Their technology platform helps businesses track and manage food waste; donate edible excess food to those in need, and reap significant financial benefits from reducing waste and feeding the community. “We have diverted over 1.5 million pounds of edible food from landfills and provided over $12M worth of food to local nonprofits. We will feed over 2 million people this year with incredible food that would have otherwise been wasted!” writes Komal in her Linkedin profile.
Nedal Ahmed, Senior Copywriter at Droga5
Nedal is a senior copywriter at Droga5, a New York City-based global advertising agency. She was born in Libya to Sudanese parents and lived in Egypt and Yemen before emigrating to the United States at age 11, reports Forbes. This powerhouse creative has worked on Emmy-winning “The Talk,” a Procter & Gamble ad addressing racism; “Mama Said Knock You Out,” a spot from Chase featuring Serena Williams; and #OneGoodReason, an anti-smoking campaign for CVS praised by Michelle Obama. Impressive right! Check out her work at www.yeslikethetennisplayer.com.
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, Co-founders of BioCellection
These long term friends invented a proprietary chemical recycling technology that breaks down previously unrecyclable plastic into valuable base chemicals. Their startup BioCellection turns each ton of plastic trash into more than $2,500 worth of chemicals and prevents 20 tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted. Check out their work here.
Camila Cabello, Singer-songwriter
The cuban-born Camila Cabello proves that returning to your roots, pouring your heart into a project and keeping it real pays off. While a part of Fifth Harmony, Camila began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of several collaborations, including “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100chart in the United States. But she exploded onto the scene with last year’s chart-topping single “Havana.” Her solo album, “Camila,” debuted in January 2018 atop the Billboard 200, making her the first artist in 15 years to hold the top spot on the singles and albums charts simultaneously. Here is the video that put her in this list to get you inspired.
Anna Chif, Cofounder of Dialogue
Anna took the inspiration when her grandmother was ill and she had to refill prescriptions all the time. The frustration made her explore a way to improve the medical industry through technology. Through Dialogue, employees can chat with a nurse for any health or well-being related questions, consult a psychologist when they are stressed, chat with a nutritionist to lose weight, or consult with a doctor for conditions that can be managed virtually. Check out her Linkedin profile here.
Greta Cutulenco, Cofounder of Acerta
She is so smart you will not even understand everything she’s doing (at least I didn’t). But, she is the engineer behind Acerta, now its CEO and official cofounder. Acerta provides a machine learning platform that detects malfunction and predicts failures forvehicles coming off the assembly line and being driven. You can get more information on Acerta here.
These are only a few of those amazing cool women from the Immigrant list.
Forbes explained that more than 15,000 online submissions were received for only 600 slots, making it a 4 percent acceptance rate. They collaborated with expert judges in each category, including Musa Tariq in Marketing, Jeanie Buss and Martellus Bennett in Sports, Tory Burch in Art & Style, Anil Agarwal in Retail & E-commerce, Andy Fang in Consumer Tech, Liz Claman and Jon Steinbergin Media, Allison Schroeder and Fowler Jermaine in Hollywood & Entertainment, Marshmello in Music, Nic Jammet and Lee Schrager in Food & Drink, Jean Case in Social Entrepreneurs, Austin McChord in Enterprise Technology, David Axelrod in Law & Policy and Brian Sheth in Finance to create this distinctive list of 600 youthful visionaries and disruptors, all of whom represent the entrepreneurial spirit of the Forbes Under 30 franchise.
We applaud this! Go Forbes for including these women and segmenting the list in a clear and comprehensive way for everyone to get inspired.
For the complete list, feature stories and exclusive videos, visit: www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2019/.