Awards

  • 2016 The Global Shared Value Award
    Bridge was recognized for creating sustainable, scalable solutions that improve the quality of life and build prosperity for individuals, communities, regions, and the world.
  • 2015 Wise award
    Bridge was chosen for innovatively addressing global educational challenges, for making a positive contribution, and for potential to scalability and adaptivity.
  • IFC Inclusive Business Case Study
    Bridge
    International Finance Corporation, September 2016
  • Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education
    Millions learning: Scaling up quality education in developing countries
    Brookings Institution, April 2016
  • 2015 WISE Award
    Bridge
    World Innovation Summit in Education
  • Economist Innovation Awards
    Jay Kimmelman and Shannon May: Social and Economic Innovation Award
    The Economist
  • Builders + Innovators 2015
    Jay Kimmelman: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs
    Goldman Sachs
  • Development Impact Award 2015
    Bridge
    Overseas Private Investment Company (OPIC)
  • 15 Women changing the world in 2015
    Shannon May
    World Economic Forum
  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education
    Bridge
    Fast Company
  • The CNBC Next List (Rebels, leaders, and innovators ahead of their time) 2014
    Shannon May and Jay Kimmelman
    CNBC
  • Girl Effect Accelerator
    Bridge
    Nike Foundation and Unreasonable Group
  • Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2014
    Jay Kimmelman & Shannon May
    World Economic Forum for Africa
  • 2012s Top 40 men under 40
    Jay Kimmelman: CEO of Bridge
    Business Daily; December 21, 2012; Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship
    Bridge: Outstanding Small and Growing Business Award
    Africa Leadership Network; October 12, 2012; Accra, Ghana