There are women throughout the world whose actions, efforts and inspiration truly do make a "World of Difference" in supporting the advancement of women. Whether it is a small village project in a developing country that has ripple effects throughout the community, or an event or initiative on a global scale, the TIAW World of Difference Award recognizes the power within every individual to change the world we live in for the betterment of women.
Each year, TIAW bestows the TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual TIAW Global Forum to recognize one woman who has truly made a difference in the lives of women.
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is delighted to announce the 2022 World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award recipient – Marie-Christine Oghly .
Marie-Christine Oghly was born in Lorraine.
Awarded a diploma in Hydrology and an MBA at the Business School of Nancy, she began her career in 1980 in Public Relations in ELF Group. In 1986 She entered Amazon Technology as Marketing Manager Europe and pursued her ascent to Managing Director. In 1992, she created Fluid Dynamics International and in 1997 Flowmaster France. In 2006, she became President of Esteco France. In 2008, she created EnginSoft France which specialized in Numerical Simulation Engineering.
Besides her professional commitment, she continues her involvement in the civic and associative activities. She was elected Councilor at Gennevilliers City Hall 2001-2008. In 2004 she was elected National President of Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises. She has been a board member of Nafems (International Association for Engineering Analysis) and President of Micado. In 2007, Ms. Ogyly was elected President of MEDEF Ile-de-France and served as Executive Board Member of MEDEF 2008 – 2014. She served as President of Solendi, the major actor in social housing and Vice President of Immobilière 3F from 2010-2017. She took on the role of FCEM General Secretary together with Vice President from 2013 -2017. And in 2010-2017 she was Economic, Social and Environmental Regional Councilor. From 2014 - 2018, Ms. Oghly served as Vice-President of International Pole and Commission of MEDEF. In June 2016, she became President of Comité Régional Action Logement for Ile de France (Social Housing). In addition to this service, she is French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCEF), and World President of Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises (FCEM) since November 2017. In July 2018, she became a Member of the Executive board of MEDEF. She also served as President of Commission Education, Training and Competences of MEDEF 2018-February 2022). Ms. Oghly is a Board Member of APAVE and since February 2020 served as Vice President of WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee and WBAF Faculty member. In October 2020, she was elected President of Astech Aerospace competitiveness cluster Ile deFrance. Since February 2022, she is elected Vice Chair of Paris Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chair of International Committee and Special Advisor to the President on International Affairs. Ms. Oghly was elected Vice Chair of ICC -World Chambers Federation in June 2022. She is Knight of Legion d’ honneur and Officer of National Merit Order.