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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2016 for Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide ($USD 20,000 in Funding)

It's that time again. The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2016 for Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide ($USD 20,000 in Funding) is now open.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2016 10a.m 

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

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women's Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

Cartier Women's Initiative
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The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards aims to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. Since inception in 2006, they have reviewed plans from over 140 promising female business-owners and recognized 44 Laureates.

Eligibility Criteria

The project to be considered for the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards must be an original for-profit business creation in its initial phase (2 to 3 years old) led by a woman.

The “for-profit” requirement: the business submitted for the Award must be designed to generate revenues. We do not accept non-profit project proposals.

The “originality” requirement: we want your project to be a new concept, conceived and imagined by the founder and her team and not a copy or subsidiary of an existing business.

The “initial phase” requirement: the project you submit should be in the first stages of its development with at least two years of operations and sales to account for but no older than 3 years. 

This means that in order for the business to be considered eligible, it must have been incorporated between August 2013 and August 2014.


Finalists get 
  • Access to coaching
  • Entrepreneurial workshops
  • Media visibility
The Laureates receive a unique and comprehensive support package: 
  • US $ 20, 000 of funding
  • One year of coaching
  • Networking opportunities
  • Media exposure.
  • One-to-one personalized business coaching
During the Awards Week, all participants will be exposed to 

  • Entrepreneurship workshops
  • Press conference
  • Presentation to the jury members
  • Networking opportunities

Apply for Cartier women's initiative

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