Cartier Seeks Exceptional Women Social Entrepreneurs


By Cecile Ney (Coordinator, Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards)

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is a business plan competition for startups led by women, organized by Cartier in partnership with McKinsey and INSEAD business school.

This social entrepreneurship competition aims at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led startups in all countries and industries. We are currently calling for applications phase for our contest and are looking for women leading for-profit responsible enterprises between 1 and 3 years old.

The Award will be given to six laureates who will receive a year of coaching, $20,000 in funding, valuable networking opportunities as well as media exposure.

The final stage of the competition, consisting in a presentation in front of an international Jury, will take place in France during the Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum.

The submission deadline this year is March 13, 2012 at 10am CET.

For more info and to apply, visit Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

Editor’s note: Got a question for our guest blogger? Leave a message in the comments below.

About the guest blogger: Cecile Ney is the Coordinator for Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Cecile Ney graduated from the Institute of Political Science of Lille (France) with a Master’s degree in International Relations, specializing in Conflicts Analysis and Peacebuilding. Since 2011 she coordinates the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international business plan competition for startups led by women organized by Cartier in partnership with McKinsey and INSEAD business school.

  • Roger Hamilton

    Ilove your article, I have been into the line of business for
    many years and recently I took a daring step to go beyond the
    way I used to do work before. We started with managing people
    and their needs first, rather than considering maximizing our
    profits. We have seen a massive growth in our business compared
    to my previous business venture which gave us a relatively slow results.