Call for Applications: Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are a business plan competition aimed at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led companies, in all countries and industries.

Created in 2006 by Cartier in partnership with the Women’s Forum, INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company, the Awards will be given to six Laureates in the following categories: Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2016. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit a short business plan using the online application form.

To apply, go here.

What can you win?

Eighteen finalists representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the rst phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will be invited to attend the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of an international Jury and entrepreneurship workshops.

The six Laureates nominated for the Awards receive one year of coaching, US$ 20 000 in funding, media visibility and networking opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

The business project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be:
  • An original for-pro t business creation
  • In the start-up phase: between two and three years of operation
  • The main leadership position must be filled by a woman
The competition is open to women from any country, nationality and industry.



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