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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards



The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award is 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 & Co., the Awards will be given this year to six Laureates in the following categories: Asia- Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Sub- Saharan Africa.

Entrepreneurs are invited to submit a short business plan using the online application form on

All applications must be submitted online in English.

Application deadline: February 28, 2014 at 10am Paris time (CET).

The projects must be between one and three years old.



What can you win?

Eighteen finalists representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the
first phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will
be invited to France for the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of
the international Jury, entrepreneurship workshops and the Global Meeting of the
Women’s Forum.
The six Laureates nominated for the Awards receive one year of coaching, US$ 20 000 in funding, media visibility and networking opportunities.


Good Luck!

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