Opportunity for female entrepreneurs to win $100,000 each in grants and more

Deadline: July 31, 2020, 2pm Paris time (CEST)

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Cartier, the program 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.

Their vision is a world in which every woman impact entrepreneur driving change can achieve her full potential. Their mission 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 Cartier Women’s Initiative Regional Awards select 21 fellows from 7 regions:Latin America & the Caribbean,North America,Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa,Middle East & North Africa,East Asia,South Asia & Oceania


The 21 fellows, representing the top three businesses from each of the seven regions, will receive:

Financial Support

-US$ 100,000 grant for each of the 7 laureates (top business from each region)

-US$ 30,000 grant for each of the 14 finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up businesses from each region)

Human Capital Support

-The fellowship focuses on several key areas of human capital support for women impact entrepreneurs, including developing a strategic financial mind-set, speaking to inspire and scaling social impact.

-Community peer learning sessions

-‘Strategic financial mind-set’ module that aims to support fellows in building their roadmap for growth

-‘Speaking to inspire’ communication module that focuses on leadership presence and media training.

– Strategy mentoring module developed by their academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies

-A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process

Social Capital Support

-Throughout the programme, they strive to highlight the social and environmental impact created by their fellows and bridge connections between women impact entrepreneurs and their supporters.

-International exposure & media visibility

-Access to an online & offline community of 500+ experts and peers

-Ongoing support for the development of the fellows’ businesses


The Cartier Women’s Initiative is looking for women-run and women-owned impact-driven businesses. Entrepreneurs across all sectors and from around the world are encouraged to apply.

Get more details HERE

Apply HERE


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