Since 2006, Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School, has been aiming to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. The mission of the Cartier Women’s Initiative is to shine a light on these women and provide them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their business and build their leadership skills. The call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative opens now and closes on July 31st, 2020 at 2pm (CEST).
The annual international entrepreneurship 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. Since its creation, the programme has accompanied 240 promising female entrepreneurs hailing from 56 different countries and has awarded over 3 million USD to support their businesses.
The programme is expanding with the creation of a new Award – The Science & Technology Pioneer Award
In order to further increase the programme’s impact and relevance, starting from the 2021 edition and on top of the 7 existing regional awards, three more women impact entrepreneurs will be recognized. Indeed, the programme has launched the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, a new thematic category to support women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation.
Each of the 8 laureates will be awarded with a US $100,000 in grant; whereas each of the second and third runnerups will receive US $30,000. Finally, the 8 laureates and 16 finalists will all receive support on strategic financial thinking, one-on-one strategy mentoring, media visibility and international networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education programme on scaling social impact.
To apply Cartier Women’s Initiative regional award: https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/regional-awards
Cartier website: www.cartier.hk