Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

2014 Laureates

The six Laureates of the 2014 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards were announced on October 16, at an Awards ceremony hosted by Stanislas de Quercize, during the Women’s Forum in Deauville.

Before the ceremony, the finalists of the 2014 edition spent a week France, presenting and developing their projects in front of the jury.

The six Laureates were awarded each an exclusive trophy designed by Cartier, $20,000 (USD) in funding and a year of mentorship by Cartier, McKinsey and INSEAD. The Awards also provided the Laureates and their projects access to a business network and valuable media exposure.

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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Women with initiative have been a source of inspiration and creativity for Cartier for more than 160 years. In recognition of these influential and creative women, in 2006 the Maison teamed up with the Women's Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to create the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards.

Every year this international business program awards a female entrepreneur from each of the six regions (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, and Asia-Pacific).

The contest is aimed at creative start-ups that are financially viable, socially responsible, and are founded by women of all nationalities and from all industries.

The first set of Laureates were awarded in 2007. Since then, over 140 finalists have benefited from the competition’s coaching and support.