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Cartier celebrates women entrepreneurs

3 July 2018

Sandi Toksvig, master of ceremony; Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO of Cartier International; Swati Pandey, Asia-Pacific laureate; Siroun Shamigian, MENA laureate; Melissa Bime, Sub-Saharan Africa Laureate; Kristina Tsvetanova, Europe Laureate; YiDing Yu, North America laureate; Paula Gomez, Latin America laureate; Phillia Wibowo, Associate at McKinsey & Company; and Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD


Luxury jeweller Cartier is once again scouting for applicants to join the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, a platform that seeks to encourage and support women entrepreneurship and highlight their contribution to the global economy.

Launched over 10 years ago, the awards programme supports women entrepreneurs leading for-profit businesses that are financially sustainable and impact-driven.

The international competition, in partnership with INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company, is dedicated to female entrepreneurs who are making concrete contributions to finding effective and affordable solutions for future generations, as well as to encourage more women to achieve their full potential.

The call for applications for the 2019 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is now open and will be closed on August 31, 2018.

The programme is also expanding to a seventh region to further increase its impact, according to Cartier. From now on, Asia Pacific will be divided into two separate regional entities: Far East Asia and Southeast Asia. Therefore, 21 finalists representing seven regions (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Far East Asia, Southeast Asia) will be announced in February 2019. The announcement will also share the name of the city where the Cartier Awards week and ceremony will be hosted in Spring 2019.

The seven “laureates” will be awarded US$100,000 in prize money while the remaining 14 finalists will be awarded US$30,000 in prize money. Finally, the seven laureates and 14 finalists will all be receiving personalised business coaching, media visibility, networking opportunities as well as the option to attend an INSEAD Executive Program.