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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards - 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Aug-2017
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AwardUp to US$ 100 000
EligibilityFemale entrepreneurs
RegionNo Region
Scholarship provider contact details

Address - 33 (0) 1 58 18 10 28 33 rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008 PARIS FRANCE Email -

What is Cartier Women's Initiative Awards - 2018?

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards - 2018 has been announced for inspirational female entrepreneurs worldwide.The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards are a joint partnership project initiated by Cartier, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school.The aim is to drive change by empowering women entrepreneurs.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

In order to apply, following criteria must be considered-

  • The entrepreneur must be women.
  • The project must be an original for-profit business creation in its initial phase (2 to 3 years old) led by a woman.

Note -

  • The "for-profit" requirement means the project should be designed to generate revenues, non-profit project proposals not accepted.
  • The "originality" requirement means the project should be a new concept, wholly conceived by the founder or team, and not a copy or subsidiary of an existing business.
  • The "initial phase" requirement means the project should be in the first stages of its development (between 2-3 years).
  •  Main leadership position must be filled by a woman, good command of English required (both verbal and written).
  •  Legal entry age is 18 or the age of legal majority in the country of citizenship (whichever is older) on the day of the application deadline.

How can you apply ?

In order to apply, the given steps should be followed-

Step 1- Click here to download the questions.

Step 2- Prepare answers for the questions and documents required

Step 3- Create an account by clicking here.

Step 4- Complete the application form and save it.


Q. Can a candidate send my application by mail?

A. The candidate cannot send their application form by mail. Only online applications submitted through the website www.cartierwomensinitiative.comand received in the official format are accepted.

Q. Can a candidate send her business plan instead?

A. Only online applications submitted through the website and received in the official format are accepted.

For more queries, Click here.

Terms and Conditions

Selection Process -

  • Round 1- Each year, 18 finalists representing 6 regions (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Asia-Pacific) are selected during the first round of the competition.
  • Round 2- These finalists are invited to attend the Awards week in Singapore during which the second round of the competition takes place. After the final jury evaluation, 6 laureates, one for each region, are announced on stage during the Awards ceremony.

Documents Required -

Compulsory -

• Resume

• Scanned copy of business registration

• Proof of patent (if applicable)

• Detailed financials

Optional -
• Three additional attachments of your choice (logo, images of your product, press articles...)
Note- These documents must be submitted as attachments along with your application form in the "Attachments" section and cannot be sent separately by e-mail.

Award details -

  • The 18 finalists, representing the top 3 projects from each of the 6 regions, will receive -
    • One-to-one personalized business coaching prior to the Awards week.
    • Series of entrepreneurship workshops, knowledge sessions and networking events during the Awards week.
    • Media visibility.
    • A place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship 6-Day Executive Programme (ISEP).
    • Networking opportunities through the Cartier Awards community.
  • First prize for the 6 laureates will be US$ 100 000 in prize money and one-to-one personalized business mentoring.
  • Second prize for the 12 finalists will be US$ 30 000 in prize money.

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