The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2020 for Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Open to: women entrepreneurs from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact
Benefits: cash awards

Description

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the 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 addition to the 7 existing Regional Awards, the initiative has launched the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, a new thematic category for the 2021 edition that aims to support women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation

Eligibility

The 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.

Benefits

Regional Awards: Every year, the Regional Awards recognise 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. Each of the 7 laureates is awarded USD 100,000 in grant whereas each of the14 remaining finalists (second and third runner-up for each region) receives USD 30,000 in grant.

Science & Technology Pioneer Award: As of the 2021 edition, three more women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation will be recognised for this new thematic award. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award will highlight disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances. The laureate will be awarded USD 100,000 in grant whereas each of the two remaining finalists will receive USD 30,000 in grant.

How to Apply?

Before you start your application, please ensure that your business meets our eligibility criteria. If one or several of the items set out in the list  do not apply to your business then it is ineligible for this edition of the programme.

For any questions regarding the eligibility criteria and/or the application process, please contact [email protected].

For more information and how to apply please visit the official website.