Cartier’s Women Initiative Awards Call For Applications

Cartier’s Women Initiative Awards Call For Applications


The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

What can you win?

Eighteen finalists representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the first phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will be invited to attend the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of an international Jury and entrepreneurship workshops.

The six Laureates nominated for the Awards receive one year of coaching, US$20 000 in funding, media visibility and networking opportunities.

Related: Funding And Financial Assistance For SA Women Entrepreneurs

Eligibility Criteria

The business project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be:

  • An original for-profit business creation
  •  In the start-up phase: Between two and three years of operation
  • The main leadership position must be filled by a woman.

The competition is open to women from any country, nationality and industry.

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Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2016. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit a short business plan using the online application form which can be found here.

Application Form

The questions that feature on the application form are detailed below for reference:

About the team

Contact details and resumes of lead entrant and team members.

About the business

  • Executive summary of the business
  • Project development stage
  • Product or service
  • Sales and distribution strategy
  • Market analysis
  • Competitive environment
  • Management team
  • SWOT analysis
  • Impact of the business
  • Financials.

Appendix and supporting documents Logo, photos of the product, patents, articles. Download the full list of questions online.

Related: Free SWOT Analysis Template


Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

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