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Dona Antonia Awards: Meet the 2022 Winners

Dona Antonia Awards: Meet the 2022 Winners

Teresa Patrício Gouveia, one of the best-known names in Portuguese female politics in the last 40 years, was distinguished at the 35th edition of the Dona Antónia Awards with the Career Consecration Award. Biomedical researcher Inês de Castro Gonçalves received the Revelation Award for her contribution to innovation in science, with the development of biomaterials and medical devices for antimicrobial and cardiovascular applications.

Awarded since 1988, the Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira Awards aim to distinguish and honour Portuguese women with an exceptional life path who stand out for their human qualities, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, social responsibility, openness to innovation and constant striving for their own development. Since its genesis, and throughout these 35 editions, it has distinguished personalities who have made a difference in the Portuguese economic, social, and cultural panorama. All the winners are the protagonists of a singular and different story, following the example of the life and work of Dona Antónia and identifying with the personal and professional values embodied by her.

The autonomous jury, chaired by Artur Santos Silva, annually awards the Career Consecration Award, which pays tribute to a consolidated life path deserving of unequivocal public recognition, and the Revelation Award, which seeks to honour an important career in a phase of affirmation and development.

"One of the goals of our Global Sustainability Approach - Seed the Future - is to actively contribute to the empowerment of 100 women, inspiring them to make a positive impact on society and the development of our country, following the example that Dona Antónia left us," said Raquel Seabra, Executive Board Member of Sogrape. "All possible forms of tribute will always be few, whether the Dona Antónia Awards to recognise unique women for their humanism and professional skills, the Antónia Adelaide Ferreira DOC Douro Tinto wine with the new 2019 vintage launched on 4 July, or the name of the future bridge over the Douro River, where a popular vote chose to call it Ponte da Ferreirinha," she said.

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