Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

In 2016

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards wish to express their deep commitment to empowering women and supporting female-run business by celebrating International Women's Day.

2016 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. On this special occasion, Cartier participated in the Global Women's Forum Dubai 2016 and unveiled its 10 Year Video and the results of INSEAD Assessment Study "Assessing a Decade of Impact".



The initiative

Starting with barely a dozen finalists in 2007, now over 150 today, this community has a life and a momentum of its own. Cartier, INSEAD, McKinsey & Company and the Women’s Forum serve as catalysts to bring it together, but these enterprising women do the rest! Bringing people together to share their knowledge and generosity builds a spirit of community that we hold dear.

In 2006, Cartier joined forces with the Women’s Forum, INSEAD and McKinsey & Company to create the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an annual business plan competition whose mission is to support audacious and promising women entrepreneurs.

Each year, six Laureates are awarded US$20,000 in funding, personalized coaching for one year, networking and visibility opportunities. The competition is open to female entrepreneurs leading a creative, for-profit start-up with financial sustainability and social impact.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners!