The winner of the 2023 Vodafone Business Woman of the Year Innovation Award brings an entrepreneurial approach to building a more sustainable world.
Scientist, entrepreneur, environmentalist: it is tempting to describe Dr Alicja Dzieciol’s achievements to date as a clean sweep. This is an apt summary, too, since the winner of the 2023 Vodafone Business Woman of the Year Innovation Award earned the accolade for her pioneering work in building a cleaner, more sustainable world.
Dr Dzieciol was shortlisted for the award alongside Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, founder and CEO of H2GO Power, and Anna Brailsford, CEO and co-founder of Code First Girls.
After receiving the award from Vodafone’s Miryem Salah and pop culture icon Emma Bunton, Dr Dzieciol said: “Much of my success is due to the people around me. I believe that behind every “successful” person is a cast of supporters who are just as inspiring – if not more so – as the person on stage receiving the award.” Salah is the Chief Data Officer & Head of Digital & Transformation at Vodafone Business.
Motivated by her love of nature, and equipped with a PhD in Chemistry, Dr Dzieciol co-founded SilviBio in 2019 with the aim of mitigating the climate crisis through products designed to increase tree seed germination and seedling survival. Today, as CEO, she is responsible for running the team, securing partnerships, and managing the growing business.