The Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.
Every year, the Regional Awards recognise 21 talented women impact entrepreneurs who are leveraging business as a force for good. These women hail from seven regions across the globe: Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania. Three finalists are selected per region during the first round of evaluation and one laureate is selected per region during the second round of evaluation. Each of the 7 laureates is awarded US$ 100,000 in grant whereas each of the 14 remaining finalists (second and third runnerup for each region) receives US$ 30,000 in grant.
In addition to the 7 existing Regional Awards, the initiative has launched the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, a new thematic category for the 2021 edition that aims to support women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation.
THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 EDITION OF THE CARTIER WOMEN'S INITIATIVE IS NOW OPEN! WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UP UNTIL THE DEADLINE: 2 PM CEST ON JULY 31, 2020.
You can apply here: https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/about-us