Cartier seeks Exceptional Entrepreneurs for the 2015 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards


The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is accepting applications for its 2015 awards. The competition is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives in operation from one to three years.

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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is a business plan competition aimed at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led companies, in all countries and industries.

Joining forces with the Women’s Forum, INSEAD and McKinsey & Company, Cartier created in 2006 the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an annual international business plan competition to accompany and guide initiatives by women entrepreneurs.

The Awards will be given this year to six Laureates one by geographical region, who will receive a year of coaching, US$ 20,000 in funding, valuable networking opportunities as well as media exposure. The six world regions are Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 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 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 program for finalists includes entrepreneurship workshops, a presentation in front of the international jury, and an invitation to the Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum.

Applications will be accepted until February 27, 2015 at 10am Paris time (CET). Entrepreneurs are invited to submit a short business plan using the online application form.

Fill out the application form here

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