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Cartier Aims To Empower Women Entrepreneurs Through Its International Business Competition + How To Apply

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Cartier CEO Mercedes Abramo has officially announced to the network that this year’s Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards will take place in San Francisco.

The Cartier Awards is an international business competition that aims to encourage female entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. It is an opportunity for women to take their companies to the next level. 21 finalists, who represent the top 3 businesses from each of the 7 regions, will receive one-on-one business and financial coaching, partake in workshops and networking sessions with impact investors & the Cartier community, and media visibility, which includes interview opportunities with the local & international press during the week of the awards.

The top prizes will include $100,000 in prize money for the seven winners (one from each region). Fourteen finalists (the two runners-up from each region), will receive $30,000 in prize money. All 21 finalists will be awarded a scholarship to attend the six-day INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Executive Education Program as well as ongoing support and mentoring for a year as it pertains to the growth and development of your business.

Since being founded in 2006 by Cartier, McKinsey & Company, and INSEAD Business School, the initiative has grown from 360 to nearly 3000 applications. According to the company website, women entrepreneurs in the initial stages of development, in any country, of any nationality and operating in any industry are welcome to submit their application.

Although the 2019 edition has closed and those finalists will be announced on Monday, March 4th, application submissions for the 2020 edition will begin in June 2019. Will you be applying?

To read more about the Cartier Women’s Initiative, click here.


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