Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards: Entrepreneurial Boost

Cartier's international business plan competition aims to empower aspiring female entrepreneurs with financial and educational aid.

By lofficiel
Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Cartier-Women's Initiative Awards-2016_Ciara Clancy - Europe

Ten years since its inception in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards have made a significant impact on female entrepreneurs around the world. This year, the French jeweler and watchmaker celebrates this milestone by continuing its transformative program with an even bigger bang: increasing the grant from USD20,000 to USD100,000.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards stemmed from the Maison’s desire to give back to the core of its clients – women – and is held in partnership with the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Company and with INSEAD business school. Every year, the international business plan competition identifies and supports innovative female-led business ventures that, like Cartier, create a lasting social or environmental impact. In addition to the increased grant this year, each of the six laureates selected will be offered a place in the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP).

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a precious asset to be cultivated, particularly during challenging times. The Cartier Awards contributes to women’s empowerment efforts worldwide and mirrors Cartier’s ideals and values: initiative, audacity and willpower to make the world we live in a better place,” said Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier.

If you have a business plan you can’t wait to get started on, all you have to do is fill out the application form and it might just become a reality. To find out more about the programme, visit now.

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