Cartier Women’s Initiative celebrates 15 years of extraordinary achievements with a concert in Dubai.
Firstly, let us introduce some of the remarkable woman entrepreneurs Cartier is celebrating and supporting through its Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI) programme:
Temie Giwa Tubosun, Nigeria, LifeBank
A medical distribution company that uses data and technology to discover and deliver essential medical products to hospitals in Nigeria.
Charlotte Wang, China, EQuota Energy
EQuota is an energy optimization company that combines artificial intelligence and big data to deliver energy efficiency solutions.
Fariel Salahuddin, Pakistan, UpTrade
A bartering service enabling off-grid rural communities to exchange livestock for solar-powered water pumps and home systems.
These are the first-place awardees across three categories – Improving Lives, Preserving the Planet, and Creating Opportunities – and they are among nine Impact Awardees who have been selected for the extraordinary impact their businesses have created over the years.
Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has brought together a diverse community of 262 women impact entrepreneurs from 62 countries, who are tackling an incredible range of social and environmental issues.
The 15th anniversary of the Cartier Women’s Initiative kicked off on 6 March in Dubai, in the company of global thinkers, changemakers and activists – hosted by Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO of the Cru, along with special guests Guo Jingjing, world diving champion and Yara Shahidi, actor and producer.
The cocktail reception was followed by a concert of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, offering a poetic repertory of selected pieces from Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Brahms and Glass. Performing alongside were Romanian pianist Mara Dobresco and Italian-Brazilian soprano Camila Titinger.
I am thrilled to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Cartier Women’s Initiative. During all these years, this initiative has brought together a community of passionate social entrepreneurs, who have developed successful business models improving lives around them. This community is a constant source of awe and inspiration.
Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International
Beyond the ceremony, a series of workshops, Meet & Learn and networking sessions was also organised by the Cartier Women’s Initiative for its community to allow participants to meet passionate changemakers from around the world, spark new collaborations and tackle shared challenges.
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