In the category „Evolution“ we honour Jessica Walsh (New York, USA) and her agency „&Walsh“, which is dedicated to comprehensive gender-sensitive design and the creative empowerment of women and non-binary people:
Jury statement: „Jessica Walsh is not only a courageous and committed entrepreneur, but above all, we are impressed with her creative reflection of social aspects and with her activism. Her work engages the viewer in a playful way with powerful, sensuous design and a fine sense of humour.
A particularly outstanding example of her charisma and reach is her empowerment initiative Ladies, Wine and Design, which empowers and supports creative women in 300 cities around the world through mentorships, portfolio advice, talks and meetups. – Jessica Walsh is a true design star and a role model for many creative women and non-binary individuals around the world.“