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Applications Invited for 2019 Global Cartier Women’s Initiative

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is an annual international business plan competition with aims to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

Every year the Cartier Women’s Initiative awards grants to 21 female entrepreneurs from across the globe; aiming to support them in developing unique early-stage enterprises. The initiative also provides access to workshops, networking events and seminars.

The programme aims to encourage inspirational women entrepreneurs to solve contemporary global challenges by:

  • supporting and recognising creative women who are making concrete contributions to finding solutions for the future of the planet; and
  • bringing these business solutions to the largest audience possible.

Committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come are being targeted. This is an opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level.

Prizes are as follows:

  • $100,000 (approx. £76,000), coupled with personalised business mentoring, will be awarded to seven winners.
  • $30,000 (approx. £23,000), will be awarded to 14 finalists.

Female entrepreneurs who have a business in its initial stages of development (1-3 years), in any country, of any nationality and operating in any industry are welcome to submit an application.

Applications for the 2019 competition close on 31 August 2018.