Cartier Women’s Initiative 2021 is Now Open for Applications

The application for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative is open now through July 31st, 2020 at 2pm (CEST).

Since 2006, Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School, has been aiming to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs through an entrepreneurship programme. The mission of the Cartier Women’s Initiative is to provide these women with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their business and build their leadership skills.

The annual international entrepreneurship programme 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.

In order to further increase the programme’s impact and relevance, starting from the 2021 edition and on top of the 7 existing regional awards, three more women impact entrepreneurs will be recognised. Indeed, the programme has launched the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, a new thematic category to support women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation.

Each of the 8 laureates will be awarded with a US $100,000 in grant; whereas each of the second and third runnerups will receive US $30,000. Finally, the 8 laureates and 16 finalists will all receive support on strategic financial thinking, one-on-one strategy mentoring, media visibility and international networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education programme on scaling social impact.

The call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative will open through July 31st, 2020 at 2pm (CEST). For more information about the programme, visit

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