Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, created in 2006, are a joint partnership project initiated by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to encourage women entrepreneurs.

Process[edit]

Six Laureates, one from each continent (Asia & Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America, Sub-saharan Africa) are honoured annually for the creativity, financial sustainability and social impact of their start-up businesses.[1]

The prize includes a place on an INSEAD Executive Programme, a US$100,000 Grant (money), international media exposure and networking and coaching opportunities.[2]

History of the Awards[edit]

In 2006, Cartier supported the very first edition of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, an international gathering designed to promote women’s vision on issues of global relevance.[3]

In 2006, Cartier and the Women’s Forum joined forces with McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to create the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards that aim to support female entrepreneurs through mentoring, funding, networking opportunities and media visibility.[4]

The very first Laureates were awarded in 2007. Since the creation of the Award, 32 entrepreneurs have received the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

The competition[edit]

Phase I - Three finalists from each of the six regions (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-saharan Africa,[5] Middle East and North Africa and Asia-Pacific) are selected in the first round of the competition. These 18 Finalists receive coaching to move to the next phase where they submit a detailed business plan and defend their projects verbally in front of the Jury.

Phase II - The 18 Finalists are invited to attend the Awards Week and the 6 Laureates are nominated during the Awards Ceremony which up until 2015, was traditionally held at the Annual Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum in Deauville.[6]

The finalists and Laureates are selected by regional juries composed of entrepreneurs, economists, business men and women, entrepreneurship advocates etc. They are chosen on the basis of their entrepreneurial experience, their business achievements and their commitment to the support of women entrepreneurs. The Jury's involvement is long-term and voluntary.[7]

The coaching of the finalists and Laureates is conducted by Cartier managers, McKinsey & Company consultants, INSEAD alumni and INSEAD MBA students.

Women of all nationalities and all sectors of industry and country may apply.

Past Laureates[edit]

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • North America: Una Ryan,[30] Waltham Technologies, United States

2008

2007

  • North America: Angel Chang, Angel Chang LLC, United States

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Lankarani, Nazanin (18 October 2010). "Entrepreneurs Coach Newcomers". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
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  29. ^ "Rosario Monteverde & Magdalena Rodriguez". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  30. ^ "Una Ryan". Cartier Women's Initiative Award. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Mame Diene". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  32. ^ "Renee King". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Laura Chicurel". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  34. ^ "Cynthia Guy". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  35. ^ "Mona S. Jhaveri". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  36. ^ "Lucie Avoaka". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
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  38. ^ "M. Yasmina McCarty". Echoing Green. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  39. ^ "Bettina Gotzenberger". Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  40. ^ "Antonia Sanin". Cartier Women's Iniative Awards. Retrieved 28 October 2015.

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