Haiti is rapidly earning itself as a prime hot spot for entrepreneurial activity. With 11 million citizens and a global diaspora network of 30 million Haitian internationals- the influence of Haitian entrepreneurs on the global economy is spreading. Each month we highlight the top 10 influencers disrupting global markets. With the spotlight list we crowdsource a public vote on most highest influential innovator on the list to hear their full story featured in our hall of fame series. Nominate someone here. 

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www.HaitiTechSummit.com: Haiti’s Top 10 Women of Influence (December 2018)

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Delphine Gardere

CEO of Rhum Barbancourt
Sandy Sophia Laborde
Haitian American Talk Show Host

Ambassador Michele Sison

U.S. Ambassador to Haiti

Danielle Saint-Lôt

Founder Haiti Women’s Foundation
Ambassador at large for Women’s Empowerment, Republic of Haiti
Martine Marie Etienne Joseph
Wife of President of Haiti

Tessa Jacques

Director General of Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI)

Wanda Tima-Gilles

Founder & CEO of L’union Suite & The Haitian American

Daniella Jacques

President Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Organizer of SIFNUH (International Summit of Tech Women)

Christine Coupet

Ceo & President Haitian Publications s.a./ CEO DAGMAR HAITI

Former Senior advisor to President Moïse @ Office of the President

Vania Andre

Editor in chief of the Haitian Times

About Haiti Tech Summit: Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine Souffrant NtimHaiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative to turn Haiti into an international tech hub by 2030. Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, etc.

Companies represented for the past 2 years included Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Paypal, Mastercard, Linkedin, Github, Intuit, Dropbox, Sendgrid, Youtube, Intuit and Adobe. Headline speakers included the President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, Venture Capitalist investor of Airbnb and Facebook Ben Horowitz, Former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine Kyra Kyles, Founder of Draper Associates and Draper University- Tim Draper,  and celebrity influencers such as Vicky Jeudy from Netflix series Orange is the New Black and music artists Michael Brun and J Perry. Ecosystem enabler networks included Steve Blank’s Launchpad, Galvanize, Puerto Rico’s Parallel 18, Pivotal Labs, Angel Hack Accelerator, WIN Lab, Startup Grind, Forbes 30 Under 30 listmakers, Brazil’s Laiob-Latin America Institute of Business, and Alter Ventures.

The summit also welcomed leading local networks such as the US Embassy of Port Au Prince, Digicel, Royal Decameron, Ministry of Tourism,  National Council of Telecommunications-Conatel, The Central Bank- BRH, CRS – Catholic Relief Services, Barbancourt, French Chamber of Commerce, Access Haiti, and Centre for Facilitation of Investments (CFI). Media represented included Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, NY Times, Atlantic Black Star, Haitian Times, Chokarella, Trace Media, Loop Haiti, Le Nouvelliste, Ayibo Post, Metropol, and Radio Caribe.