2020欧洲杯APP

About us

About us

2020欧洲杯APPThe Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, 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.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 EDITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE WILL OPEN THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 EDITION ON JUNE 4, 2020.

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OUR VISION

2020欧洲杯APPOur vision is a world in which every woman impact entrepreneur driving social change can achieve her full potential.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to shine a light on women impact entrepreneurs and provide them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their business and build their leadership skills.

In less than a decade, the Cartier Awards has grown from attracting 360 to nearly 1200 applications. With a growth in both the quantity and the quality of the businesses applying, the initiative has become a transformative step in the lives of 240 women entrepreneurs in 56 countries.
Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The following principles inform our mission and guide our actions:

1. We believe women can be extraordinary social change agents, and we leverage business as an important force for good.

2. We contribute by creating opportunities for everyone. Talent is universal but opportunities are not. 

3. We are constantly learning. We leave room for the possibility that there is something we have not learnt yet that could make us even better.

4. We see beyond ourselves and care for our team, communities that we serve and communities that we are a part of.

OUR IMPACT

Since 2006, Cartier has accompanied 240 promising female entrepreneurs hailing from 56 different countries and has awarded over 3 million USD to support these businesses.

OUR THREE PILLARS

THE AWARDS

Every year, the Awards recognize 21 talented women impact entrepreneurs who are leveraging business as a force for good. These women hail from seven regions across the globe: Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa,Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania. Three finalists are selected per region during the first round of evaluation and one laureate is selected per region during the second round of evaluation. The 7 laureates are awarded US$ 100,000 in prize money whereas the 14 remaining finalists (second and third runner-ups for each region) receive US$ 30,000 in prize money.

 

THE FELLOWSHIP 

The Fellowship is an educational program geared towards the 21 fellows selected each year as part of the Awards program. The program aims to equip them with the necessary skills to grow their business and to build their leadership capacity by drawing upon the experience and expertise of a vast array of academics, practitioners, industry experts and entrepreneurs. It is comprised of a two-month virtual 1:1 coaching program, a 3-day in-person preparatory training and a weeklong knowledge-building academic track in partnership with the .

 

THE COMMUNITY

2020欧洲杯APPIn order to ensure that our 21 fellows get the guidance and support that they need throughout the lifecycle of their business, we built a network of former fellows, coaches, jury members, ecosystem partners, ambassadors, advisors, and investors that can provide them with access to relationships, knowledge and capital. Unlike the Awards and Fellowship which are structured, short term programs, the Community is a way for us to engage with our network and with the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem on an ongoing basis. Our ultimate goal is to foster a vibrant global community of thinkers and doers rallied around the cause of women’s entrepreneurship for social impact.

PARTNERS

2020欧洲杯APPThe Cartier Women's Initiative is a joint partnership initiated by Cartier and INSEAD Business School. Each partner brings its expertise to the programme: Cartier plays a leading role in the organisation and provides funding for the businesses whereas INSEAD provides the coaching.

THE TEAM