For 15 years, Cartier has been supporting women via the Cartier Women's Initiative entrepreneurship programme. Its aim? To empower female business leaders and owners who are making a sustainable social and/or environmental impact to make an even greater impact in their respective fields. This year's theme is Ripple Effect, and it explores how these changemakers can sustain the momentum of their work to pave the path for future generations.
Cartier received 876 applicants from over 142 countries for this edition. Each year, Cartier Women's Initiative will choose 24 new fellows to join its community, out of which 8 laureates will be chosen. The laureates receive US$100,000 in prize money; the rest receive US$30,000. All eight laureates and 16 finalists, however, will benefit from a tailored one-on-one training, workshops, as well as the opportunity to join INSEAD Business School impact entrepreneurship programme.
Let's meet the eight laureates of 2021.
It has long been our belief that to thrive, (women) need an enabling environment, a supportive ecosystem and an empowering culture. We look to the future with confidence by their side, as we witness them building up a tide of change, thus making the world a better place for generations to come.
- Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International