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Catherine Barba

Founder, Peps Lab/ CB Group USA, and Women in Innovation Forum

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Catherine Barba is a digital pioneer and French-born serial entrepreneur who founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of directors of successful tech startups, including Euveka (CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree), Reech, Retency, and on the board of multinational organizations such as Renault (the world’s largest carmaker).

Over the years, she a has actively promoted women in business and women in tech, mostly out of strong gratitude for the opportunities her career path in the tech world have given her. She co-founded the ‘Woman in Digital Day’ in France in 2013, the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris in 2016 and hosts the annual ‘Women in Innovation Forum NY’ in New York since 2016 .

In 2015 and 2016, Barba was named one of 50 most influential figures in Europe’s digital economy and in 2014 one of 3 most influential female figures in France. In 2012 her alma mater ESCP Europe named her "Alumni of the Year". Catherine Barba is a Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.