Apply for the $100,000 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award


Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards has supported over 100 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 18 finalists are selected, 6 of whom will become Laureates.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award offers funding, coaching, networking opportunities, and exposure. It is a unique opportunity for early phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. The award is designed to maximize the learning experience for candidates, finalists, and laureates. The Cartier Women’s Initiative offers one-to-one personalized business coaching for the finalists representing the top three projects of each continent.

The 18 finalists, representing the top 3 projects from each of the 6 regions, will receive:

  • One-to-one personalized business coaching prior to the Awards week,
  • Series of entrepreneurship workshops, knowledge sessions and networking events during the Awards week,
  • Media visibility,
  • A place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship 6-Day Executive Programme (ISEP),
  • Networking opportunities through the Cartier Awards community,

First prize for the 6 laureates:

  • US$ 100,000 in prize money
  • One-to-one personalized business mentoring

Second prize for the 12 finalists:

  • US$ 30, 000 in prize money

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

Apply here: Cartier 2017
















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