Meet the women who have been making a big impact on the world through 15 years of the Cartier Women’s Initiative programme.
For the past 15 years, Cartier has been championing women entrepreneurs through its Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI) programme – by highlighting their achievements, providing financial, social and human capital, and building leadership skills.
Each year, a handful of female business owners, or “laureates” as they are known in, are selected for creating startup businesses that serve as catalysts for change and growth within their communities and the larger society.
Since it was set up in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has supported 262 women impact entrepreneurs hailing from 62 countries and has awarded a total of $6,440,000 in prize money to support their businesses.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the program, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has placed “Impact” at the heart of its 2022 edition – looking back on the programme’s evolution and its positive achievements.
In celebration of the programme’s success, nine former laureates whose businesses have achieved significant impact over the years have been selected, covering three award categories: Improving Lives, Preserving the Planet and Creating Opportunities.
Meet the Women
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