Nominated for the award: Entrepreneurship and Business
Position: Founder & CEO
Biography: Armed with a chemical engineering degree, MBA, and 10 years of environmental consulting experience, Jenise created CertClean - North America's leading certification for safer skincare. Thousands of products can be found proudly bearing this distinguished certification, thus helping shoppers recognize and buy healthier alternatives. She didn't stop there. When women kept asking “will this product work for me?”, PurPicks - a site like TripAdvisor for nontoxic skincare - was born. Within a few months, there’s thousands of reviews and products on the user-generated reviews platform, Jenise has won two pitch competitions and secured pre-seed investment from the Imagination Catalyst fund supported by Relay Ventures & Globalive. Jenise is a trailblazer - a fantastic role model for young women who want to be an engineer, who want to start their own company, and who want to make the world a healthier place.